After a rough road getting my thyroid medication sorted out, I have decided I am ready to lose all the weight I gained. I started yesterday and, as I felt I wouldn't be able to stick to the recommended 1400 calories, I decided to go for 1500 calories instead even if it means losing slightly more slowly.
But I am so hungry! I get light-headed and have less strength. I am trying to exercise as well because my fitness and stamina has deteriorated since being unwell, and eating an extra 100 calories to compensate, but it is very hard when you have very little energy.
I eat a good quality muesli for breakfast with semi-skimmed milk. For lunch I usually have a salad (no dressing) with some chicken or other lean protein and yogurt for pudding with some fruit. Dinner is usually chicken, quorn or fish with vegetables and salad, with maybe a little sauce that isn't too calorific. Snacks are usually fruit or carrots and maybe a slice of cheese if I feel I need a little more. I have an occasional glass of wine but I am avoiding cakes, biscuits and so on completely.
I am eating all the 1500 calories but I am still feeling hungry and a little weak. Does it get easier? Will my body get used to taking in less food? I don't remember it being this hard before when I needed to lose weight after having my first child. Maybe I'm just getting old
Any help/suggestions very welcome!