Has anyone else of a similar age to me (40) or older managed to lose around 6stone? If so could I ask what your daily calorie intake and activity levels were please?
Having tried (and failed) to lose weight about 137 times in the last 3 years I am feeling really desperate.
I am currently c. 16 stone 3lb and 5ft 7lb and need to reach a healthy weight of 10.5 stone (my natural weight). I am 40 years old.
I have dieted successfully in the past (in my thirties and twenties) by calorie counting (eating around 1500kcals/day but eating healthy, unprocessed foods) and exercising moderately. Back then, I never needed to lose more than 2 to 2.5 stone and my dieting approach always worked.
However, now I’m older and have much more weight to lose, my weight loss seems to plateau after a couple of weeks. I’ve tried various calorie levels from 1800/day to 1500/day but seem to get the same plateau after a couple of weeks. The NHS website recommends a minimum of 1650 for my age and activity level
I’m so desperate I’m thinking of doing lighter life or other very low calorie diet (although I really want to avoid if possible as these make me feel SO ill). Has anyone used this as a kick-start?
Thanks all for you advice.