AndyJ wrote:Just read the article and it describes me perfectly.
In order to maintain my weight, I have to eat no more than 1500 Calories a day and exercise for at least half an hour per day.
That is my life from now on, eating rabbit food.
But I know this, I understand this is what I need to do in order to maintain my weight. Everyone goes nuts at me because I will not eat what they see is not enough, because I exercise so much, my doctor went mad because I do not eat enough. My reply is well you said to be this weight, and this is what I have to do to stay there.
Guy at work eats 3 x the amount of calories as what I do, he is stick thin, always has been.
Lucky for some..
Andy, weight loss (and maintenance for that matter) is not about living on "rabbit food" it's about portion control.
I've lost close to 48kg (well 58kg from my heaviest weight) with still about 10-19kg to go (depending on weight of the excess skin) and I haven't lived on rabbit food, nor have I exercised my (now much thinner) a$$ off to get there....AND I don't plan to when I reach maintenance.
I've learnt to control my portions, eat everything
in MODERATION and move move move (and generally a whole lot more than I ever did). But most amusing part of it,is that I'm moving more not necessarily to negate what I'm putting on my plate but because I ACTUALLY ENJOY going being more physically active, I dance around like a teenager, run around the park with my dog, go for super long walks with my husband or work colleagues every chance I get!!!
If it's a chore you will get bored, and when that happens you risk the weight going back on.
My advice to you is simple.....
Change what you do so that it becomes enjoyable, and you stick with it. After all, weight loss and maintenance is about lifestyle change (but there is not point in making that change something you don't enjoy because if you dislike it, you'll soon tire of it and before you know it, you'll be back to your old weight).
As for your work colleague, his is one of genetics (most likely) with perhaps the fact that he's about your age? but don't envy him too much....if that's the case, the weight will find him in his more senior years!!