I used to do low carb but it got too expensive. Switched to warrior diet for a while but somehow lost the way and gained the kilos instead. Growing a 5kg Fibroid didn't help. But that isn't an excuse anymore. Had it removed 4 years ago and was just lazy.
As a child/teenager I never ate breakfast and rarely lunch. Never liked sweets (chips/crisps and nuts are my downfall) and was skinny. Had my daughter and as I was breastfeeding started eating throughout the day. She was fed for 3 years and even though I was eating lots, I was really skinny. I never stopped the eating lots and the weight has crept on since then. Plus a more sedentary lifestyle and you can imagine. Oh, and an office that loves sweets, pancake day, pizza day, random free donuts, several people with a baking habit...
I restarted IF 3 weeks ago, but I never kept an 8hr eating window. I have no portion control whatsoever. Once I start eating, I eat until full. And 8 hours is like not fasting at all for me, as I never eat breakfast. I kind of always did IF (no idea why I keep slipping back to grazing) with just one meal a day. It was way easier than counting calories and having this big 8hr window to eat.
I started just having a couple of pieces of fruit (we get them for free at work) and a handful of nuts (we get free Almonds) at around 5pm at work and then dinner when I get home at 7ish (anyone familiar with Southern Trains in the UK knows my pain of trying to get home at a set time). I am not sure if this is good? Should I drop the fruit/nuts? I did lose weight, so I guess it's ok?
I also do once-a-month-cooking, so dinner is easy peasy and I am not tempted by takeaways, but no idea about calories. I don't like counting them. I just eat until I am full. Every 6 weeks I do Salad Week where I just have a massive salad in the evening that, according to fitday, has 2200 calories, but I still manage to lose weight.
Just returned from a 10 day holiday at my parents in Bavaria. No IF at all, lots of beer and quite a bit of weight gain, but I just love my mum's cooking and won't see my parents again until February next year. Any excuse :-)
My daughter took tons of photos. I didn't escape them all. They are now my inspiration to lose weight. Currently at 84.9kg and goal is 60kg. No time frame, but would be nice if I am close to goal next summer.
I don't use Gyms and I detest running. But thanks to Pokemon started walking a lot and want to get back into swimming as my posture is atrocious.