Congratulations for your major success! What you have done
You are now taking the next big
step to your next big success, maintenance.
Have you considered that you may be exercising too much?
Our bodies respond to exercise as stress. If overdone, our bodies
will generate more stress chemistry and reset the starvation response.
This means that fat will be stored more easily. If at the same time
you are coming off a self-imposed famine i.e. dieting, you could
be setting yourself up for becoming a fat-creation machine.
You also may want to think about the foods you are adding back.
Could any of these foods trigger fat storage. The transition to
maintenance is a delicate time. Ease into it, and as the other
posters are suggesting, focus on the feedback you are receiving
from your body. You can use all this data to effectively
make your long-term maintenance a success and to determine
exactly how many calories will keep you at your goal weight.
Slowly give your body time to reset to a slightly higher
calorie load. You may not ever to be able to eat as much
as someone at the same weight, who has not dieted.
In my mind that is OK. I love being thin more than I love
eating. And that is saying a lot!
Lost sixty pounds.
Have been in maintenance
for three years and six months.
Goal weight 126
| current weight: 1.6 over