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I am a long way off being ready to come off of SF (having only been on it for 4 days lol!) but I'm a bit concerned as to what happens when you start to eat normally again after the SF diet has done what it is meant to do and you've reached your target weight?? I've been reading the posts on here about people having the occasional day off and still eating healthily but eating normally and they have put weight back on instantly!!
I've been really impressed with my quick weight loss so far and understand the quicker you lose it the easier it is to put back on but it worries me that within a month of coming off SF I'll be back to the beginning! Do you have to come off gradually? Will the extra exercise I now do keep it at bay?
great question, i was wondering this myself.x
The main thing on any ‘diet’ is calorie counting. The factor which decides whether you will lose weight or not, is whether you are consuming too few calories or too many. Thus, to lose weight, you need to ensure that you are regularly consuming fewer calories than what you need on a daily basis – when you are in this situation you will be losing weight. Our Slim.Fast 3.2.1 plan is basically a way of keeping your calorie intake low whilst still getting the vitamins and minerals that you need.
However, many people, after losing weight, put the weight back on because they go back to their ‘normal’ eating habits. As with any type of diet, if you stick to it you will lose weight, however, the key thing is that when you go back to ‘normal’ eating habits there is a tendency for some to put the weight back on – but this does not have to be the case. It is important to remember that for every 1 stone (14lbs) of body weight that you lost, you need to consume 150 calories less each day to maintain your reduced body weight. This is because, as you are lighter, you are not going to require as much energy in helping to maintain your new lighter bodyweight. Slim.Fast can be used successfully in the long-term and we have long-term data, in fact up to 10 years that shows dieters have been successful at keeping the weight off. In fact, all the dieters did in this study was to substitute one meal (normally either breakfast or lunch) with a Slim.Fast meal replacement.
It is also important to remember to continue to eat healthily and keep active. It is recommended to engage in moderately intense physical activity for at least 30 minutes 5 days a week; for weight maintenance this is recommended to be 60 minutes.
Thank you to kernowmaid for posting a response on here to the question that has been posted by MrsL1985.
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Thanks for the replies,hopefully once the weight is off I'll be able to keep it off!!
Hiya Mrs L
Congratulations on your weight loss to date.
Contrary to popular belief, it is not obligatory for you to put your weight back on when you reach your goal. It will be entirely your decision whether or not you revert to your old habits.
Many years ago, after having my son, I was compelled to lose 3.3 stone, which I lost easily and returned to approx 8 stone, I kept around this weight for 15 years, purely by eating healthy nuitritious meals and eating like a slim person, meaning eating to live not visa versa, which I had been previously. I just had the occasional treat, (as a treat and not a craving), as when you can eat what you want I find you are not desparate to have it.
Unfortunate, my now husband is an epicure and loves taking me to country mansions for the weekends and and fine dining, which is calorie laden, so after many years of this, to my horror, I had gradually elevated to 12.2. My cholesterol had gone sky high and developed gall stones, hernia and all the stuff that comes with carrying too much fat, so I decided it has to stop, hence the reason I am on the SF plan and am now down to 10 stone after two years of diligent excercise and variousdiets. Due to my age, my weight loss has been a tad slower than the previous time. My goal is to return to around 9 as 8 stone seems a tad too enthusiastic.
Please, please don't think it is fait accompli that you are going to undo all your lovely work once you achieve your goal, it's entirely up to you.
Good luck from someone who's been there. x
Thank you Slimline, really appreacite the advice. Well done on the fantastic achievement before, \i am sure you will make it again!
I'm sure once I have reached my target I'll want ot make the effort to eat to live rather than what I've been doing! My husband eats a lot but then he runs all the time so he isn't putting on weight but I was!!
Good luck with the weight loss, your doing brilliantly!
You're welcome, can you go running with your hubby or is the olympic type LOL
Lol well he is running the London Marathon next April which is just a little out of my league!!!
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