Diet and Fitness Community
7.76k Members
Avatar universal

trying to lose weight

i have a problem of lose an gaining weight. i wanna keep the weigh off. i lose it but then i gain it back. what am i doing wrong?
4 Responses
649848 tn?1534633700
If you  are doing special diets or taking something to lose weight, often when you go off that diet, you regain.  You should incorporate a regimen of healthy diet with portion control and adequate exercise that you can keep up on an ongoing basis.   You need to make lifestyle changes that you can stick with.

Avatar universal
i wanna tell you thanks everything
649848 tn?1534633700
If I can help you come up with a plan, I'll be happy to.
Avatar universal
I have had exactly the same problem in the past and it has always been down to the fact that I have gone on special diets which, once I have reached my target weight, are not easy to sustain.

This time, I have done it differently (I hope).  I have modified my eating habits by cutting down my portion sizes.  One of the first things I did was to change the size of the plate or bowl I used to serve my food.  Instead of a dinner plate, I changed to a smaller plate.  For me this has worked because I have not made any drastic changes and even though my plate still looks full, it is smaller than before.   I also increased the amount of vegetables and cut out the potatos.  Now I do have potatos occasionally, but not with every meal and chips are now a special treat.... not an every day food.

I am still in the process of losing weight.... but I think this time I can now continue this for the rest of my life.  I only lose about 1 or 2 pounds a week (and some weeks I seem to "get stuck" for a few days).

I also measure myself (bust, hips, thighs, waist and arms) so if I don't lose weight sometimes I find that I have lost inches instead and have started to exercise regularly (usually gentle bike rides or walks - nothing that I cannot continue long term)

When I have finished losing the weight I want, then I think that I will be able to maintain my portion sizes.

Hope this helps
Have an Answer?
Top Healthy Living Answerers
649848 tn?1534633700
Avatar universal
Arlington, VA
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
14 super-healthy foods that are worth the hype
Small changes make a big impact with these easy ways to cut hundreds of calories a day.
Forget the fountain of youth – try flossing instead! Here are 11 surprising ways to live longer.
From STD tests to mammograms, find out which screening tests you need - and when to get them.
Tips and moves to ease backaches
Here are 12 simple – and fun! – ways to boost your brainpower.