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Aug 26th, 2015, 18:00 PM  
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Needing help

So I been using my fitness Pal and watching my macros on it and it works great but I always end up doing good only a few weeks then i fall off the wagon. Never losing enough to get ahead. What can I do to stick with the diet and have more will power?
Sep 4th, 2015, 08:08 AM  
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I'm using fitness pal aswell.
In the first month or so I did soo well, then I went on holiday and lost track.
When I thought about how well I done it gave me the push to start over again ..
I use this every day now.
I'm aloud 1500 calories ..
Making sure you have the app close by and not cheating, sometimes stops you from picking up the nice cakes in the shop ! x
Sep 6th, 2015, 11:35 AM  
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Location: Birmingham
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I can be the same and quickly lose track, I'm trying to keep in mind what I want and why. Every day I read an inspiring story about someone's weight loss and when I get tempted I just keep thinking I can't start over again anymore!

So far it's worked, if you really really want it then you're going to get it and the only person stopping you is you! If you've got Pinterest that's got some excellent quotes and motivation things.
Sep 7th, 2015, 01:32 AM  
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Thanks that puts it under a different perspective. Ya I will look on pinterest and hope that helps
Sep 15th, 2015, 14:12 PM  
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Location: Manchester, UK
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Pinterest has some great pictures and info under female fitness motivation. They are very um inspirational
Anyway for what its worth I do the same thing. Spend all week watching my calories. feel a bit deprived so treat myself on a Friday. Takeaway meal and suddenly my 3 or 4 lb weight loss week turns into a 2 or 3 lb weight gain. Thankfully as it is mostly water gain through salt etc it goes over the next 2 or 3 days and I usually balance out. It destroys my motivation.
I think the key is to find an eating plan where you do not feel deprived. I've been trying to find healthier versions of all my favourite meals. That way I can include them at various points in the week without doing too much damage to my diet. Even if it means going 100 or 200 cals over odd days. Guess that is the ultimate goal to find healthy food that is enjoyable. That way is not a willpower choice just something you would normally eat.
One good tip I was given is to make soups from favourite meals that way you can take half your normal portion size. Chunk it up, add few hundred mils of stock. Job done. Chicken tikka masala with rice soup, Roast lamb with potatoes and greens etc
Good luck with it all.
Sep 15th, 2015, 21:42 PM  
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Thanks I'm going to try that! It's hard but doable
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