You're spot on Sabine. Over the years I've learned to eat low carb and now apply this to SB. It makes life interesting.
There is a great book I read called "Thin for Life". It gives great examples of how people maintained their weight loss over years. My best advice? Make MFP part of your life just like checking your email, voicemail, and bank balance, etc every day.
What I tell my patients who want to lose weight and maintain is this:
Think of tracking your intake and exercise is like tracking your checking account. Would you ever go to a store and swipe your debit card without ever knowing what your balance is to spend or what the price of the item your buying is? Eating without tracking is exactly this.
Who would ever go to Best Buy and just start writing a check for the prettiest washer and dryer or fanciest computer just because you were "hungry to have one"? Blind eating is just like blind spending.
Would any of us irresponsibly ask the question, "Hey when can I stop checking my balance at the bank? It's getting old seeing how much money I have or don't have every day . I just want to relax and spend freely and assume that I have unlimited funds available". Or how about, "Hey, I'm going on vacation for 2 weeks...can't I just blow a bunch of cash that I don't have and just worry about the overdraft fees later when I get home?"
I would hope not.
Your friendly Registered Dietitian
VeryKatie wrote: »
Bump - I want to know how and if they track calories or weight anymore... among other secrets...
Breezy3 wrote: »
I lost 120 lbs in April 2014 and it has been close to a year that I have been maintaining. Maintaining for me has been continuing to keep track of everything I eat by charting on here and using my fitbit to track calories in vs calories out because of my activities/exercise. I do a lot of walking and so chose to stay active in that way. It is easy to do and fun so it continues to be the main way I stay active which allows me to indulge in fun stuff on a fairly regular basis. As long as I am under and right on, I will not gain weight. I personally prefer to be under to be on the safe side. I have successfully maintained my weight over these 10 months!
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