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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?
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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.

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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
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