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Posted: 20 Dec 2012, 07:09
recovering from flu and have am enjoying the pounds i have lost - how can i keep them off as i know my body is going to start craving my usual foods soon?

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Posted: 20 Dec 2012, 07:42
Unfortunately the body will attempt to have you regain those pounds and your hunger will come back with a vengeance. Only by strictly controlling your calorie intake for several weeks (at least) can you make that happen.

I began my weight loss this time after being in your situation and disappointingly gaining back 8 pounds I had lost when sick for a couple of weeks.

I suggest a maintenance level of calories, rather than immediately attempting to lose more weight. Your body does need to rebuild itself now. Some of the weight you lost was lean body mass.

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Posted: 21 Dec 2012, 03:18
thanks e Katherine thought that would be the case hopefully my new found love of this website will help me! thanks again

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