Thursday, October 11, 2007

You can keep it off

I was inspired to post this after I read Christins post on keeping my weight off.

You can Keep It off

I gained 53 with my last baby I want to get 43 off. I am not counting a few pounds
that came of with birth. I tend to binge when my emotions are out of wack.
I kept the weight off for over a year before this. I lost over 100 pounds. I don't mind being big. I want to be healthy. I don't want to be dibetic. I want clothes that fit.

Extreme diets with ultra low calories have much lower than average rates but there is hope.

Maintenance rates for most other are also very low but not as low as people think %20 of all dieters keep the weight off weight watchers has 28%. Yes these numbers are still low and can be improved.
A lot of places use the %5 number but this number is from an old and poorly done study over 20 years ago.



Even bad diets can help people lose. So when people say "it's working I am losing" it doesn't mean it really is working go to the same person in a year.
Maintenance is doing what you did to lose weight but you get more food.

Maintenance rates can rise
If the diet is realistic and not too restrictive. While low carb can work for many if a person is too restrictive that will lead to binges.
What works for some won't work for others. Some people try to say my diet works so it will work for everyone. Meetings didn't work for me so it won't work for you is not helpful. People who think meetings work for me so they will work for everyone aren't helpful either.
Also you might want to think of adding plans, Like TOP meatings with south beach
or weight watchers Core with weight training.

3 Comments:

Blogger SavingDiva said...

I'm struggling to lose as well...it's not going well...

3:37 PM  
Anonymous Linda- My Weight Loss Journey said...

Dr, I see on regular basis, an obsesity specialist, firmly believes that protein is the key to curbing cravings and contrilling hunger. Not enormous quanities, but about 90 grams a day..

7:30 PM  
Blogger iportion said...

Linda
Oatmeal works for me to fill me up. I find eggs filling, chicken can be filling if served with veggies. I find that veggies mixed with protein fill me up more than if they are eaten a lone and can be meat protein of veggie protein like beans.

2:40 PM  

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