Thanks everyone - I do feel like I kind of know what to do but then I get confused with all the confused messages out there. I think I just need to give myself a good kick up the *** and stop heading to the fridge every night because "I'll start tomorrow"
It took me 8 years to lose 20kg and so far I've kept it off around 18 months.
I've never yo-yo'd, that's just how long it took for me to make sustainable changes. And sustainable I think is the key word. Honestly? I don't believe in 5:2 or shakes or paleo or clean eating or low carb or any other fad. All the way along I kept asking myself 'can I sustain this FOREVER?' And if the answer was no, I didn't even try it.
It really is just about eating sensibly. Eating when you're hungry, eating good food (but not getting overly hung up on what constitutes good food- I don't see the point in worrying about other spreads vs butter for example, it will make very little difference in the scheme of things), keeping treats as treats and not mindlessly snacking on treat food. And that's it.
I am feeling the same babyla. After a month of mil being in and out of hospital, in icu on life support, arranging the funeral and all of the other related upheaval, we have been eating terribly and it is showing on both of us.
I have a sedentary job and would love a stand up work station but they do that hand those out too readily.
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Pretty much exactly what @fearless leader said.
Here's a regular day for me when I'm losing weight:
Breakfast = One or two boiled eggs
One piece of wholemeal toast spread with avocado or cottage cheese
Lunch = cruskits with sliced chicken breast, (or tuna) tomato and lettuce
Or half a tin of baked beans
Or a salad
Dinner = Grilled skinless chicken breast dusted with Cajun seasoning topped with Greek yoghurt with garlic and mint, cucumber/tomato/lettuce, vegies etc
Snacks = cup a soup
Fruit (a banana is filling)
I've lost (it fluctuates lately!) Between 15-17 kgs since the end of 2012 and kept it all off. It's only since I stopped working a couple of months ago that I keep yoyoing; one week I gain a kilo, the next I lose it etc..
I have wanted to lose 5kg for months and months... but I can't seem to do it, I'm really lacking motivation lately.
Good luck x
protein protein protein.
but after a while its really hard. only so long i can stomach meat and sh1t load of eggs and chobani yogurt. but it does work.
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