|08-11-2009, 08:33 AM||#1|
Junior LCF Member
Join Date: May 2009
Start Date: 4/9/09
Concern over gaining weight back quickly
First time poster, long time reader. I started the Medi program April 9th. To date I have lost 103lbs. I am about a week away from phase 2. I have been doing alot of reading online and finding some information stating that once you reintroduce carbs back into your body it is easier for the weight to come back.
I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts or suggestions on how to combat this when in the wellness phase?
|08-11-2009, 11:59 AM||#2|
Major LCF Poster!
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Orlando, FL
Stats: 5' 7.5" 218/150/155 Maintenance
Start Date: November 20, 2008
Congratulations on your tremendous weight loss!
What some on maintenance have found is that if you follow the plan the weight will stay off. I still watch my carbs very carefully and only splurge on special occasions like vacation. I weigh daily (which some of you may not agree with) and if my weight starts going up I cut back on calories and carbs immediately until my weight is where I want it to be.
I recently spent 2 weeks in Italy and ate breads, pasta, pizza and wine. This is the first time I have eaten these foods in over 7 months. I ate them moderately and did lots of uphill walking. I ended up gaining 3 pounds over the 2 weeks. I went right back on the acute phase and exercise program as soon as I got home and in 4 days was back to my maintenance weight.
You will get a better response to your posts if you post in our monthly thread, Amazing August with Medi Weight Loss. Many of our posters don't bother to read the single question threads as they bury the threads that are important.
I hope this helps,
|08-11-2009, 12:42 PM||#3|
Very Gabby LCF Member!!!
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: S.W Florida
Stats: 216/140/140 Now on Maintainance
WOE: Medi Weightloss Clinics
Start Date: June 17, 2008
If you follow the plan as written you will be successful in maintaining your weight. If you slip back into your old eating habits that made you overwieght you will most definatly gain it back. You need to look at this as a lifestyle change. You will definatly be able to add more carbs and induldge in higher calorie foods on occassion just not everyday. Make sure you keep up with your exercise too. It is very important to maintain.
|08-11-2009, 02:31 PM||#4|
Junior LCF Member
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Phoenix, AZ
WOE: Medi Weight Loss
Start Date: July 25th 2009
I agree. The key here is that while you may indulge from time to time, if we are to remain healthy and at weight, we must change our behaviors. Will one piece of cake tip us? No, but piece after piece, day after day will be what will allow those lbs to slip back on.
And we all know that! We have to remember how wonderful we feel when we are at a good weight. Healthy, strong, energetic and active.
For me, I have to remember what it feels like on the other side: lethargic, uncomfortable, high chlosterol and having to take meds, low energy, uphappy with my appearance, etc.
Well, I may still be there, if if the last 2+ weeks are any indication, I know I am on my way and already feeling better after 15 lbs off and just think how much better I will feel after 70 lbs off!
I just have to keep thinking to myself, does eating the crap make me really happy? No.Maybe for an instant, but then the guilt and uncomfortableness sets in. Eating well and taking care of myself is the most important thing I can do!
Sue in AZ