I can tell you from experience that while as someone else said it may take some time to get things back into balance it can happen. Exercise is important and vitally so but no one can out exercise a bad diet.
I have dieted successfully and mostly unsuccessfully for 40 years and in the last six months have found a path that works for me. It took me a while to get things feeling normal and losing weight at a regular pace and for my body to feel good, but it has happened for me.
Your body may have some unpredictable results but following good nutrition it can happen. The exception to this of course is if there is a disease lurking somewhere that can get in the way.
I'm not a professional but at one point really wanted to be...THAT'S HORRIBLE INFORMATION! It's input verses output period. The body knows what to do when you do what's required. Find multiple sources for your info and you'll find the same facts repeated throughout.
as with other posters, I too have dieted on & off the last 30+ years of my life and yet, I've been able to lose weight (& keep it off) thanks to making some lifestyle changes over the last couple of years.
is it harder? yes is it impossible? nope!!!
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It is possible to lose weight with normal portion sizes regardless of your history.
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Well, I'd say (and this is just my opinion) that person is probably a very negative one. Most positive people would not give in to that statement of hopelessness.
I'm battling because of some health issues. But I'm not giving up. For me, giving up would just add more pounds which just isn't healthy for me.
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"is it possible to begin losing weight after your body gets used to 'normal' eating and normal portions?"
Yes, definitely. It may take time for the body to adjust, but the body is a marvelous thing -- it DOES adjust, both to healthy and unhealthy diets.
Stay in for the long haul, be patient, and eat healthy. Yes, it is possible for you to lose weight.
Very best of luck! You will succeed. But be sure to eat healthy from here on out.
Well I'm not an "expert"-- I can only speak of my own personal experience. I lost the weight in my 50's, after yo-yo dieting for 30+ years. So yes I'd say it's possible. It may very well be that (especially depending on how much you have to lose-- I peeked at your SparkPage and it says you want to lose 20 lbs.) the weight comes off slowly. And then it's easy to get discouraged, say "this isn't working", and just give up. BUT a 1/4 pound a week or any little amount of loss, really-- it all adds up over time.
it's not impossible to get you back to a state where you can lose weight, but you will more likely burn fewer calories than had you not dieted. and what ends up being your normal sized portions will end up being on the smaller side of average.
A fitness expert told me today that when someone has dieted as much as I have, it's virtually impossible to get your body back into a state where it loses weight. Is this true, or is it possible to begin losing weight after your body gets used to "normal" eating and normal portions? I'm waiting for an answer with baited breath!
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