Need some constructive criticism!!

I am currently on a diet and can someone please help me with some advice or constructive criticism if I am doings something wrong or if I am missing something. Well here goes.

I have 3 meals a day @ 10.00 @14.00 and @18.00. For breakfast and dinner I have a salad made of:

1/3 of long cucumber

medium tomato

1 branch of spring onion

small can of tuna in brine

1 tbs of extra virgin olive oil

some fresh dill

salt and pepper

All is chopped up into a salad.

For lunch I have:

medium chicken breast

1/3 of long cucumber

medium tomato

1 branch of spring onion

salt, pepper, dyed parsley and garlic powder

1 tbs of extra virgin olive oil for chicken frying on a pan

Also I have 2 cups of black tea with a slice of lemon and 2 cups of coffee with a dash of milk with no sugar and lots of water.

I have also set up a workout regiment, where I do weight lifting for 45 min a day on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. And on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday I do cardio training for 45 min where I burn around 400 cal and fast walk 5 km.

So far I have gone from 130 kg to 107 kg with 2 month. I do not know will this diet put any health issues into my future so any constructive criticism will be well appreciated!! Thanking up front!

Ergo

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  • Hi Ergo

    I am not qualified in any way to comment on potential future health issues but my immediate reaction to your diet is that you're not eating enough to make this a sustainable diet. To be honest I'm a little surprised that you are managing to do all of this exercise on such a small amount of food without feeling faint. I wish you the very best of luck with reaching your goal but suggest that you get some professional information regarding your calorie intake for the future.

  • Thanks!! :)

  • I'm also not a professional and am not qualified to comment on health issues, but I agree with mrsg3 - it doesn't seem like you're eating a lot at all! It's incredible you've got any energy to do those exercises.

    In my experience, the best way to lose weight is to change your habits and learn how to live more healthily - not to go onto a diet. The worry with your current eating plan is that it's unrealistic that you will continue to only eat this everyday long-term. So what will happen when you return to a more normal way of eating? Will you then be more likely to put back on the weight? I don't know for sure, as I say, I'm just speaking from experience, but for me the danger of a very low calorie diet may yield results in the short-term, but you cannot continue forever.

    I've been using My Fitness Pal to log my food and exercise. Seeing everything written down has allowed me to learn about my food habits and make small changes over the last 18 months to become healthier overall. My weight loss has been slow and steady, but I've kept it off and I don't feel like I'm missing out. I can still enjoy meals with friends, the odd glass of wine and many, many treats. My overall understanding of food, nutrition, exercise and my body in general have allowed me to make positive changes to my lifestyle which are sustainable.

    I wish you every success in your weight loss journey :-)

  • Thanks for the concern guys!! But the thing is that ever since I started this diet and workout 2 month ago, I actually feel more energetic than before. I also noticed that my mental agility and ability has also increased. Also I am thinking to remain on this plan for at least 3 - 6 more months and considering to change my lifestyle to more healthy one. Since I do not like sweets, there is no problem for me to say not to most of the temptations!

  • Thanks a lot! I will look at that report! :)

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