Earlier this year, I decided to lose weight. I developed reasonably healthy habits (3 meals a day plus 2 snacks and a dessert) and was happy losing the weight. The plan was to lose some weight then start building a bit of muscle to help with toning. As muscle is denser than fat it meant that whilst I wouldn't be getting much bigger, I would be getting heavier. Only I've found I'm struggling to eat in a 'non-diet' way (ie choosing veggie alternatives and fat free options), I feel guilty if I don't exercise and I still check the nutrition when I go out for a meal. I'm also dreading gaining weight. I know the increase in weight doesn't mean I'm getting fat or anything but it feels horrible. I'm 104 lbs at 5ft 6 so definitely have wiggle room regarding weight. But is this normal to struggle with a change of mindset or is it indicative that I have a problem?
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