Originally Posted by coffeeshopgirl
Hi! Welcome to 3FC!
I hear ya - I've tried a few ways myself, and I've finally found something that works. For me, it's stress reduction and calorie counting. If I just relax and get enough sleep, I'll be fine sticking to my allotted calories for the day.
What does your lifestyle change entail?
Counting calories- but this time, making sure the calories count. I think I've really deprived myself other times, including the last time I counted calories. I think I've always eaten the wrong types, and then I feel very hungry and fall off because I feel so deprived and frustrated.
The last time I counted, I always remained within a good amount, but it was mostly processed foods and canned junk. But, I didn't care... because I was still in my calories.
Now I'm eating more "clean"- not as much processed. More lean proteins (especially chicken), veggies and fruits. Lots of green smoothies. More homemade snacks (granola, etc). I feel ten times better, and I'm never hungry (unless it's time to eat, which is normal). I love it.