DD Diva wrote: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!!
That is what I think you are failing to understand.
U have done this before, first time I lost over 60kg's. Only way I could maintain it was through eating rabbit food and exercising my butt off. There was no solution other than that. You could give me your current eating plan, I will eat what you do and I will be back over 90kg in no time.
I use to eat a perfectly healthy balanced diet for years, 2000 Calories per day for 2 years straight without fail, my weight was 102kg..
So yes, it is rabbit food for me, it is hours of exercise per day, that is what I have signed up for by doing what I have already done.