At the same time I nearly cut all sugars out. I know that my carbs did and still do need a lot of work on, but as a sugar addict this alone was a huge thing for me.
I did really well till a few months ago when I hit a plateau. I expected a plateau, and so don't feel I was unduly phased by it, and knew there were things I could tweak and work on.
This is the best diet I've ever been on. It was working for me. I was exercising and really feeling the benefits, plus so happy that I could actually do this consistently.
...but then, I became a bit unwell, had to have medications increased (which make me hungry and tired) and I let my standards slip, let some sugar and rubbish foods back into my life (though nowhere as bad as before) and consequently put about 5/6 lbs back on.
I'm feeling quite low and run down in myself just now and I know I need to get back to where I was regarding diet and exercise and fasting. I know what I need to do.
My worry is that I won't be able to do it properly again now that I've allowed myself to slip. The novelty factor has gone, which I know is a big motivator for me. I'm disappointed in myself that I was onto such a good thing, and I've allowed it to slip.
Any advice on how to restart would be most welcome! Thanks in advance x