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Old 04-02-2013, 04:08 PM   #1
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If you have successfully maintained your weight loss?

How did you do it? I have a viscous cycle of losing and gaining. I have dropped 20 lbs in the last 3 months, and I have 13 to go until goal. I am starting to think ahead to maintenance and I know I need to get a grasp on how to do it before O ER there or the cycle will start all over again. So mamas how do you do it?

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Old 04-02-2013, 04:48 PM   #2
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Eat at maintenance. Avoid processed sugars, soda, sweets, fast food.
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Exercise. I ran one race then set a goal for another. I've got short term and long term fitness goals.
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:23 PM   #4
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Weights!! I personally do Les Mills BodyPump classes at my gym 3 times a week, but any type of weights to build lean muscle would work. That lean muscle is what will help you to eat a bit more without gaining weight because the muscle burns more calories. BodyPump 3 times a week plus cardio classes or jogging 3-4 times a week helped me lose 50+ lbs and keep it off! No crazy starvation diets!
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I worry about this too. My problem in the past was that when I stopped "dieting" I just went buck wild with my eating. Instead of eating reasonably. I'm still 20 lbs away from my goal but plan to keep up the exercise this time around and keep eating clean.
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The only way I maintain is to be on a diet lol
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The only way I maintain is to be on a diet lol
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Ahhhh maintaining scares me!!! So just track with myfitnesspal the same way I am now but at maitenance?
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Ahhhh maintaining scares me!!! So just track with myfitnesspal the same way I am now but at maitenance?
Yes this should work If you are like me it will get to the point that you know how much of what you can eat each day. With my eating (still trying to lose) I eat a lot of the same meals over and over. So I know how much generally I can eat each meal. But I would think I will need the helping hand of MFP for a long while after I reach goal to feel confident in staying there.
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Yes this should work If you are like me it will get to the point that you know how much of what you can eat each day. With my eating (still trying to lose) I eat a lot of the same meals over and over. So I know how much generally I can eat each meal. But I would think I will need the helping hand of MFP for a long while after I reach goal to feel confident in staying there.
This is exactly where I am at! I eat the same stuff constantly on a diet, I know exactly what I can eat. I can eyeball the food required to stay around 1300 calories a day. I don't even worry about the calories burned from exercise because Im not counting on them for the deficit. I am really nervous to try to eat my maintenance calories plus my exercise calories.
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