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When The Diet Stops Working

Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and Glamour.com.

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  1. Courtney @ Don't Blink. Just Run.

    I’m off to check out those other articles. I’m plateauing and can’t figure out why. I work out 6 days a week (3 running, 3 strength) and track my calories in MyFitnessPal so I can keep track of what’s going in. I was steadily going down until last August and then it started creeping back up without me changing anything and now I just seem stuck where I am. Maybe your other articles will spark some inspiration.
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      I love that you are trying to figure out what works. Sometimes just changing things up helps a lot.

  2. Deb

    This is my second week getting back on track with WW and my plan of attack seems to be working. I’ve cut out pasta, bread/tortillas (don’t eat bread anyway really), white potatoes, and rice. Beans and sweet potatoes are in, I’m on the fence about oatmeal. Anyway, down 2.4 pounds the first week, I have yet to feel deprived, and I’ve still got to have a few splurges. The sweet potatoes are carby enough to not make me miss the carbs, and have enough fiber to feel good about eating them. Hoping the next few weeks will go just as well. 🙂
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      Good for you! I like your plan–cut out the breads, potatoes and rice. I need to do the same. I went a little crazy lately with the bread. I also agree that sweet potatoes are an excellent way to get the carbs without the bad stuff.

  3. Jess

    What works for me has changed, so even if something has worked for ages it might not work anymore! I lost the majority of my weight eating lower carb, moderate protein, high fat. It worked for ages, and I naturally ate that way anyway. I put some weight on lately and I started purposefully adding more carbs into my diet – unlimited fruit, a bit more bread and pasta – and the weight is falling off me again. My lesson is to listen to my body and adjust if needed!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Isn’t it interesting how your body changes and reacts to different things at different stages of your life? I agree with unlimited fruit and veggies. I think those things are good for you, even if the fruit has sugar in it.

  4. Andrea@WellnessNotes

    So true, you have to find what works for you! And you also may have to change things up as you age, etc.

    When I stopped eating gluten, my life truly changed as all my painful stomach issues went away. My husband, on the other hand, has much milder reactions to gluten and therefore would never think of giving it up completely.
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      That’s so great that it worked for you! You and your hubby are like Michael and me. I saw zero difference cutting out gluten and Michael had life-changing results.

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