I'm 20 and currently have a BMI of almost 28. I would like to lose weight so I am in the healthy BMI range- I have always been very curvy so I think I should be on the heavier side of the healthy BMI range which means I need to lose just over a stone.
I've downloaded the my fitness pal app which says I need to consume 1390 calories a day to lose about a pound a week. I struggle to stick to this every day so I have been consuming 1390 calories for 3 or 4 days of the week then had 2 days a week consuming 500 calories or less to make up for 1 or 2 days a week in which I'd have about 2000 calories or more (a burger or pizza and cake usually). I've been doing this for about 6 weeks now and it works out at an average of around 1390 calories a day each week but I don't seem to be losing any weight.
Does anyone have any tips?
I'm thinking I should probably cut out the binge day but I struggle to not have any treats at all. I also think I should do more exercise as I live a very sedentary lifestyle as a student and spend the vast majority of my time sitting on the computer or reading. I struggle with exercise though as I have never been sporty or had much coordination and since I've always done so little exercise, I get very out of breath and go purple whenever I do cardio so I've always found it very embarrassing and quite disheartening to exercise and avoided it.
Does anyone have any tips on that? I am quite good at and enjoy pilates but I struggle with all other types of exercise.
Thanks a lot! Sorry for such a long post.
Oh and I don't drink fizzy drinks or eat crisps and I rarely have chocolate (my downfalls are cakes/cookies once a week, burgers, pizza, bread and cheese). I eat all whole grain bread, pasta and rice already as I have IBS so white bread etc. is no good for me.