I know the scientific hows and whys of losing weight. Please hack my brain to get it back in the right head space.
I've read every diet/weight loss thread on here a number of times. I like the advice that's given both in general and on my previous
in this area.
In the past ~ 9 months I've gotten a lot of practice maintaining. I'm happy that I haven't regained the weight but I also seem to have stalled. It's less body adjusting, need to change things up and more head fell out of the game. I know what I need to do to lose weight, I don't know how to stay on program. It's not a question of trying to maintain an impossible lifestyle change, but more "hey brain, I know eating a 12-16 oz bag of candy isn't a good thing and you're probably not hungry, but I'm going to anyway. Signed, mouth." I see diet/weight loss as kind of like smoking or any other change you want to make - you have to want it before it will work. March 2010 I wanted it and I found staying OP manageable.
So what are your tips? How do you make yourself keep on your diet plan of choice? Note:
I'd prefer this not
derail into a Calories In/Calories Out / Taubes says carbs must die / eat only fruits and nuts debate. Let's please operate under the theory that our bodies aren't machines and different methods work for different people. What do you do when you struggle? Is there someone's advice you find helpful? What I've done in this recent effort to start losing again is go back to the food(s) I was eating when I first started. I'm using a combo of SparkPeople and the old WW program. I do not like the new one. I weigh daily (not an issue - fluctuations don't bother me) and am seeing progress. At the same time I send to slip back to "well I didn't regain when I was eating candy so do I have to really eat X?" It's frustrating.
Ruled out: Healthy weight (nope. I'm still ~ 15 lbs above the top of my range and 20-25 from where I want to be. Not muscular so not really issue of BMI being wrong). Thyroid (just tested as regular doc visit. Well within normal).