Hunger Games

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. Beth Sher

    I go back and forth between really caring and not caring one bit (which is the phase I seem to be in). Did low carb about a month and while it was fun – I lost nothing. I’m going on vacation July 4 weekend and maybe after that I’ll feel a little motivated. I just want to feel normal – drink wine when I want to and not feel guilty about it. They are ordering in pizza for lunch at work today – can’t I have some with no strings attached? I’m about 25 lbs more that I’d like to be – I’d be thrilled to lose 15 – but I’m not in any kind of mood to do the deprivation it takes to do it.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I’m with you! I try low carb, I do keto, don’t lose any weight at all. So for me, it’s like is it worth it? To macro count, obsess? For no results?

      I think the healthier outlook is to be more intuitive. When I was losing weight/maintaining weight before, I ate whatever I wanted as long it was in my calorie goals for the day. That was a lot easier.

      I am also 25 pounds over where I want to be. 🙁 Thanks for your comment. It’s nice hearing from others about this!

  2. Becky

    Honestly, it sounds like both you and the commenter should look into reverse dieting. It’s very common after losing so much weight that the metabolism is completely destroyed and if you eat over 1500 calories a day, you’ll gain weight. It’s not sustainable and you can’t cut lower than you already are because your body needs food. Reverse dieting helps you rebuild your metabolism methodically so that you can get back to eating normal amounts of food between 2000-3000 calories and still maintain a physique that makes you happy. We aren’t meant to starve ourselves forever to have a body that we feel comfortable in. It’s worth looking into:


    If you do it, I would hire a coach that specializes in it so that you can do it the right way for your body. Just thought I’d put it out there for you to look into!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thank you for the info! I’ve never heard of that and I will read about it.

      1. Becky

        Oh I’m so glad I said something! I hadn’t heard of it before until a couple years ago, and honestly it’s a crime they aren’t talking about it more. Syatt Fitness is a great resource for finding out more about it, but it really will be a game changer for you.


        It basically trains your body to be okay eating more food while not gaining fat. It’s how the ridiculously fit people you see on instagram can eat so much and still maintain their physique.

        1. Lisa Eirene

          That is so fascinating. Thank you for passing it on! I will definitely research this

  3. Gbea

    I just started listening to a podcast called Maintenance Phase (a phrase that probably sounds familiar if you’ve ever been on Weight Watchers!) http://maintenancephase.com/ – the hosts have been breaking down the reasons we ALL equate “Health and Wellness” with “Being Thin” – like weight is our only criteria. Be thin = that’s it, your healthy! Even though, surprise surprise, the research does not support that. One of the hosts, Michael Hobbes, wrote this excellent article – just read it for the first time a few days ago and I’m still thinking about it (and wondering why I hadn’t read it before!). https://highline.huffingtonpost.com/articles/en/everything-you-know-about-obesity-is-wrong/

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I love Maintenance Phase! You’re Wrong About is my favorite, if you haven’t checked that out. Thanks for the article!

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