By dimtimjim - Mon Apr 29, 2013 5:20 pm
Yudster wrote:If you have weight to lose, simply eating healthily in a "normal" way won't help you, however much people insist that it will. If you need to lose weight you have to diet, simple as that unfortunately. Its integrating that into something sustainable that is the tricky bit - but its perfectly possible.
It will help you up to a point though. I don't really disagree with what you have said, but I suppose it is just how the individual views the process. I have lost weight on numerous occasions on diets, ranging from 7lbs to 5st at my heaviest, only to put some or all of the weight back on every time.
I don't consider what I am on at the moment to be a diet. It is just a slightly more restrictive version of the way I intend to eat permanently. I don't have a weight loss target, I don't have a weigh-in day, and I don't calorie count. I just eat sensibly. Granted, slightly more sensibly than I would if I only wanted to maintain weight, but the way I eat now will certainly be the basis of my 'diet' for the rest of my life hopefully.
My approach is working for me anyway. I am losing weight at the slowest rate I've ever lost it, but this time I know I won't put it back on.