How did you lose the weight? if you just adopted a "diet" - meaning something you did to get to a goal and then stopped - you're naturally going to go right back where you came from. If you want a new relationship with food, you have to make it part of your lifestyle. NO diet will work if you abandon it.
As others have suggested, go back to how you lost weight and make it your new way of eating. Naturally, adjust it so you don't keep losing - but don't fall back on previous eating habits. If it's pounds, that should work. If it's inches, then yes, exercise will help to retone your muscles. As a weight-loss tool, exercise has been shown to be pretty ineffective. It's excellent for cardiovascular health and muscle toning and mental/emotional wellbeing. Just not for weight loss.
This is an excellent site to help you keep track of everything. I'd be lost without the Nutrition Tracker. Even if I know pretty much what I'm eating, having to go in and enter it makes me accountable. I think about it when I do it, I review it after I've done it, and it makes me more cognizant of my choices before I make them. No "oopses" to trick myself with. I know I'm doing it. Either do it or make other choices. That's a great help to me. If you haven't got your Tracker set up or aren't yet using it, that would be the first good thing you can do for yourself.
And don't fret. You did it before - you can do it again. It's not a race. One step at a time, as we're all taking!
...the problem with people these days is
they've forgotten we're really just animals ...
We did not create the web of life; we are but a strand in it.
We don't have souls. We ARE souls. We have bodies.
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