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November 13, 2013 at 8:03 pm #13670
Has anyone been able to lose weight without reverting back to a sluggish metabolism or do I just need to get used to this rounder figure? It’s not all bad but I wish I could lose a little around my hips, thighs and tummy but not at the expense of all the good stuff.November 19, 2013 at 3:37 pm #13718jax68Participant
Wish I knew the answer…..I’m working on just accepting my plumped up self just in case as I’m not going back to dieting ever againNovember 19, 2013 at 7:00 pm #13721
Thanks for your response jax68. I think I’ll just roll with it for now.November 20, 2013 at 6:06 am #13723nicolepParticipant
I have been refeeding for about six months. I stopped gaining weight about 2 months ago. I have not lost weight according to the scale but my body looks much better and more importantly I feel much better. Stable moods, better sleep and many many more positive changes. I gained about 25 pounds in all but my body is surprisingly firmer, and the best part is even though I haven’t lost a pound yet my big belly I had in a August is almost flat again without doing really much exercise, some kettle bells once a week for 10 min and light pilates. The only other change I have made is that I am now only eating to appetite. Overall I am optimistic about the weight because I see changes in my body happening almost everyday right in front of my very eyes. Cheers to real food and eating enough of it!November 20, 2013 at 12:35 pm #13726
I think I can kind of see that happening to me. My tummy seems to be less big, I know this because I can now button a few pair of jeans that I wasn’t able to button just a week ago and I haven’t lost any weight. My thighs and butt are much bigger though but they don’t look bad. I really think I have gained some muscle. I’ve been doing this for about 4 1/2 months and have gained about 10 pounds. I think I have stopped gaining and am eating to appetite. I am exercising 4 days a week but no more than 30 minutes each work out. I have had so many positive results from this that I cannot imagine going on a diet again. Thank you for the encouraging words. I’m glad that you are seeing positive results and I wish you continued success and health!November 21, 2013 at 8:22 pm #13749DavidModerator
As long as you continue exercising and don’t gain any more weight, you should see improvements in body composition. Obtaining the figure you want shouldn’t require self-deprivation and ill health, but I think it does require persistence and work. Building muscle takes a long time.
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