New to Forum forever trying to keep weight off

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Suz2356

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Posted: 08 Jan 2016, 14:11
Ugh here I go again lose weight, gain it back. Trying to do a forever weight loss and need help to stay on track ...heres going for it
wholefoodnut

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Posted: 08 Jan 2016, 14:14
Welcome, not sure about your plan. Track everything you eat. Find a way of healthy eating you can live with forever. YOYO dieting and diets are not good for anyone. a permanent change is what works. Tweak is slowly so you adapt not a total sudden change. Little or no junk or processed foods are a healthy choice.
"The way we eat in America makes us sick, and if we change our diet--simply incrementally-- we will be healthier." Mark Bittman Food Matters

Jeri
mummydee

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Posted: 09 Jan 2016, 05:55
ditto what wholefood says... my only addition would be to keep an eye on your sodium... for the most part your food choices are great but sometimes those processed foods double the sodium and make you retain water and so stall the weight loss.
If it is a plant, eat it, if it comes from a plant, don't!
ptgrand

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Posted: 09 Jan 2016, 09:03
I can relate to the off and on again weight challenge many of us have done. This is my second time around on this site, but also have tried other diets throughout my life. Wholefood's words are wise. "Find a way to eating healthy you can live with forever". And I agree take it slow and work on one thing you want to change or change up, when you think you have that accomplished, then move on to another.
wholefoodnut

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Posted: 09 Jan 2016, 11:32
Agreed Mummydee about the sodium especially eating processed foods. I've done the yoyo diet thing too many times. I had to find a way that would work for me, I was not going to lose again then gain more back a few months later. Mummydee has also found a way that works for her, our plans are very different but both rely on eliminating processed and junk food from our lives. We have both been at our goal weight for quite some time.
"The way we eat in America makes us sick, and if we change our diet--simply incrementally-- we will be healthier." Mark Bittman Food Matters

Jeri
Suz2356

Joined: Oct 13
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Posted: 09 Jan 2016, 20:32
I don't eat a lot of processed foods clean and organic no red meat.it is moving for me I work from home and I'm trying to walk outside 2 miles a day but it is really yucky today.. So I am no to motivated today...
Hermiones...

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Posted: 10 Jan 2016, 16:12
I need more role models who reached goal and stayed there! -- so thanks Wholefoodnut and Mummydee for staying on this site to encourage us. Finding a way that works is meaningful to me as well. I come from the Baby Boom Generation, and we were taught that dieting was about eating as few calories as possible and as little fat as possible and that other than that, it didn't matter what we put in our mouths. It's taken a long time for us aging Boomers to get on board with the notion that the real enemy is simple carbs and highly processed foods, and that what you eat is more important than the number of calories. Since I started eating low glycemic, I feel so much better, and losing weight is still challenging, but not so impossible. And most important, even though it may take me longer to reach goal, I feel as though I could stay on this eating plan permanently, and that's very different from previous diets. In college, I kept myself at 130 by eating 900 calories a day 5 days per week -- basically living on yogurt and cottage cheese, with the occasional chicken breast. Now I eat a pretty diverse diet (in spite of the limitations of FODMAP for IBS), and slowly but surely the weight it coming off. I'm learning to be more patient with myself.
ptgrand

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Posted: 10 Jan 2016, 21:12
I have this quirk lately about not saying I am dieting, but say I have a lifetime eating plan that I am following. In truth, this is what it is, because if I want to maintain a healthy weight, then I have to continue to eat healthy, not stop because I have reached my goal weight. I too feel I am eating a diverse diet, in spite of limitations of high and med/high foods with purines in them. I also have eliminated most processed food from my eating and will continue to do so, including artificial sweeteners and diet soda. I have found I am actually liking the taste of "real" food these days. I also found the craving for salty, crunchy foods gone also, since the soda left my life. And yes, Hermiones, patience with oneself is a must to keep us on this journey.
wholefoodnut

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Posted: 11 Jan 2016, 09:24
Hermoine's Mom, I'm a baby boomer also but do not do low carb. Lots of whole complex carbs, veggies, whole grains legumes, little animal proteins. I do try to keep fat at about 30% because my body rebels at high fat, it's a number that seems to be the best for me. I've tried LC it simply makes me sick. I tolerated it several times and could not make it a lifetime change so gained more back that I lost each time.

different things work best for different people.
"The way we eat in America makes us sick, and if we change our diet--simply incrementally-- we will be healthier." Mark Bittman Food Matters

Jeri
Suz2356

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Posted: 11 Jan 2016, 14:38
Thanks for that info...I never diet I just need lifestyle changes and once changed not picking them up. Carbs are my biggest issue and i work from home remotely so sitting is and issue so i bought a sit stand desk i just need to use itLaughing
OneDayAt

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Posted: 11 Jan 2016, 16:17
It takes a while to adjust to a new way of eating. (The latest psychological research shows that forming a new habit takes a little longer than the 30 days we've always heard. It's closer to six or even eight weeks.) I say this first because of what I'm going to say next -- find something you can do forever. You first need to give yourself enough time to adjust, but after you've done that, whatever you choose should be something you can see yourself doing for the rest of your life. Also, don't feel like you have to get it all right on the first day or first month or first year. Feel free to adjust as you learn what works for you. Good luck!!!
FluffyMe

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Posted: 11 Jan 2016, 18:22
Thanks for that, OneDay! I always kind of thought that I did not easily form new habits that quickly...not good ones anyways. It is nice to know maybe some of us take a little longer.
Suz2356

Joined: Oct 13
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Posted: 11 Jan 2016, 19:32
Thanks I'm working on it thank you for the support



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