Started this journey about three weeks ago and as I seemed to be gaining weight slowly over the years and got to 19st which was a bit of a shock. I'm in my 40s and know things slow this down. Lost about 5 pounds but have a scale that is lines not digital so it's really hard to see. Will invest in a new one I guess. Not too interested in exercise but I do swim a little and exercise but from reading a lot on this forum it's really about food isn't it? So cooking healthily, have stopped wine and snacks in the evening. Definitely get full faster, I tried bulgur wheat yesterday and couldn't finish dinner. I'm having breakfast but on my work days drinking a slimfast for lunch (and some fruit and walnuts for snacks) and normal dinner with family (generally healthy dinner). On Fridays I am wiped out and have ordered Indian or Chinese and have a beer or glass of wine. I need a treat to keep me going. Here are my questions:
I've read it's bad to eat below your daily calorie goal mine is 1200 is this true? This can stall weight loss?
Anyone out there recommend the 16/8 intermittent fasting? Does it mean you eat what you like?
I'm not great on low carb as I love bread and potato. Any other top tips would be really appreciated and I'm really into the recipes.
So glad I found this forum will dedicate a chunk of half term to reading all the links properly. Thanks for any help, advice or motivation.