Hi All. Hope you're all well or on the road to being well.
I'm new to the NHS 12 week plan and I've had a rocky start, but I've decided to change my mindset.....three days of being consciously aware of my calorie intake isn't great, but it's better than seven spent eating without any thought. Now I know that's not the goal, but I'm easing myself in and preparing for the 12 week commitment. It feels achievable - 1400 calories and 150 minutes of exercise. I'm doing much better on week two.
My tip this week would be that I've discovered Oat So Simple Porridge (50g Container - just add water) - 190 calories/3.6g fat. I add a little stewed apple (no sugar, just use a little water) - it's a big warm, hearty breakfast and it's FILLING. I find if I keep my breakfast calories to about 250 I stay on track for the day. I also made the banana milkshake from the 100 calorie food snack list....super yummy with an overripe banana that I normally barf at the thought of eating. The porridge tastes really good (well, it does with the apple) and it very convenient.
I have about 8kg's to lose....I have two little kids and the heavier I get the harder it is to play and look after them. That's fairly good motivation (I hope)