How can I cope with challenges such as holidays and stressful events?
Take a weight loss holiday. While you'll never struggle with hunger and you won't need brute force, losing weight on the Don't Go Hungry Diet requires vigilance and scrupulous honesty. Weight maintenance, in contrast, is considerably more forgiving. You can afford more overindulgence. So if you're in a situation where you just can't focus on weight loss, focus on maintaining your weight instead. There's absolutely no reason why you have to be trying to lose weight all the time. As long as you're not gaining, whether you're losing or maintaining you're on your way to long-term success.
What our readers say...
"hi amanda, I bought your book couple of days back, and now that ive finished it, i want to say thank you and share my experience so that it can help others in this "once-exhausting" journey towards maintaining one's weight. I have been in australia for the past 3 years. During my first 4 months, i had put on 10 kg. I went back to my home country, exercised, ate properly and lost these extra kilos. However, for the last 3 years i have been struggling to maintain my weight . I have never really been overweight , and during my the past three years my weight has been fluctuating from 55 to 60 kg. the funny thing is that everytime i would go back home to be on holidays, i just would not understand how come i lost weight while eating everything i wanted. When ill come back to australia, although ill diet more than i use to at home durings my holiday, although ill exercise like crazy here in australia, i would still put on some weight. i first thought that it might have something to do with the food at home and the food in australia. I also thought that it might have something to do with the weather or climate or even temperature. However, after reading your book, i understandd what it was all about. The answer was that went i went home for holidays, ill just forget about dieting, and ill just eat the proper food whenever ill feel like, and ill eat the amount i felt like, so as to feel just satisfied or "elegantly" satisfied. i went back home over the summer holidays, for 3 months, and lost weight. I came back and bought your book and got all my answers for all the questions ive been asking myself for the past 3 years. I just want to say thank you, and i hope that this message might help others. "