I have lost 60 lbs through mindful eating and exercising, I have not calorie counted during this process. I am getting close to maintenance and wondering if others have successfully transitioned to maintaining without counting calories?
I am 5'5" and 122 lbs currently, with a goal weight of 115 lbs.
Mindful eating has worked really well for me so far, but I've gotten used to eating in a deficit that I'm unsure if I will naturally be inclined to eat more or if I am going to overshoot my weight loss and end up slightly underweight until I adjust to maintenance. If this does happen, is it terrible to be slightly underweight per BMI for a short time? I have a few pounds buffer between normal weight and underweight so I'm hoping I will be okay (and I realize 1 or 2 lbs underweight won't magically make me unhealthy).
When switching to maintenance, did you initially gain a couple lbs just due to extra food/salt/water in your body? How many lbs do you try to maintain between? My idea for maintenance is between 115 and 120 lbs. Does this seem reasonable?