I am finding dieting and all it entails very confusing (but not confusing at all). So I managed the first week, with a loss, gave up with the second and put it back on. Now I'm on week 3 and it's not great either. So the doctor has suggested that I monitor my diet intake and write a diary. To be honest, I don't want to go back because IBS or not, I'm not in a lot of discomfort. So in my brain I'm trying to figure out what foods may not agree with me (and I agree some aren't my friend), I've just started physio, I've got yoga and two more new exercises per week starting after the holidays. However, because I've put positive things into place I'm now trying to cheat-not monitor food, thinking that the positives will outweigh my food. Is it possible to structure meals and their contents and still lose weight? E.g breakfast should be "this" and dinner will be "this" and unhealthy snacks are allowed "then" or do I just stop playing games and face facts that calorie counting is one of the only ways to loose fat and weight?
Many thanks x
P.s sorry if I go on a bit