What to eat after being on a restrictive diet?

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Dec 12, 2014 8:41pm
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Hey there! I'm only one pound away from reaching my goal weight- 110 Ib. I've always been pretty fit and very healthy, but I was having a really hard time losing some belly/thigh chub. So I decided- for the first time- to start a diet. It's not just any diet, it's very scientific and everything is carefully measured. I won't get into the details, but I was eating about 300-400 calories a day. Sounds aweful and super unhealthy, right? I was skeptical too, but my parents did it and they both are looking great (and they've kept off the weight, too) so I decided to give it a try. Since I've already been on the lean side, I didn't have to be on this diet as near as long as my family did. It's been two weeks and I've lost just about 10 pounds. Here's my meal plan:

No breakfast.

12:00pm: 3 oz of lean meat (or one egg yoke with 3 egg whites), with a side of any veggies

3:00pm: eat a fruit

6:00pm: 3oz of lean meat and more veggies (must be different than my lunch).

Throughout the day: lots of water, and tea. I also take an all natural drink that's packed with vitamins and minerals.
SIDE NOTE: I had to halt my intense workouts while on this diet. I did however, do simple exercises and daily walks.

So my question is: how should I transition into my regular eating/exercize routine? And how gradually? I don't want to gain this weight back!
12 Dec
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12 Dec
This is the list of foods I'm allowed to eat, helps me in the super market and meal planning :) check it out if you like https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ah8MbmZepQxWdGo4bnB2QmxxMUlmTzZUTXYzMURRLWc&usp=docslist_api
12 Dec
Im doing keto/paleo so no statchy vegs eg root vegetables. no sugar or fruit except those listed.
12 Dec
Thanks Isaac! My diet was a bit similar, except I had no dairy and no fats/oils whatsoever. I couldn't even touch the stuff- had to buy a few new body products.
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515 Posts
Dec 12, 2014 8:52pm
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Those are awesome results! Just focus in eating healthy and good luck maintaining the goal weight and more importantly liking the person in the mirror more :)

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Dec 12, 2014 8:57pm
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You have done really well,well done you,start by going on good carbs,sweet potato,brown bread,soups and plenty of fruit and veg,exercise and the right fuel will keep you at a good weight,but focus more on getting strong,good luck x

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Dec 12, 2014 9:58pm
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Just eat balanced meals and not over eat. Eat lots of protein, fruit, and vegetables. Limit carbs and starchy food. Also I would eat breakfast it is more healthy for you than skipping out on it. Even if it is just a banana and yogurt. Also limit eating out and fast food. Packing a lunch is a good way to go.

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Dec 12, 2014 11:19pm
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Thanks for the input guys!! Today I splurged and had sushi for dinner. Probably shouldn't have >.< but I think a treat every now and then is okay. So anyways, tomorrow i'll be going for a morning jog and continuing with my diet, except for breakfast i'll have a yummy homemade protein bar :) I guess I'll just take it from there, and see what my body responds to. wish me luck!!!
13 Dec
I would slowly increas calories to avoid weight/fat gain. Look up reverse dieting, I think it would be useful in this situation.
13 Dec
*increase
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