I'm barely losing weight on my current calorie target so thinking of reducing it. I've always struggled to get a balance of food groups and not just eat fatty foods all day. Does this sound sensible and balanced eating routine? I have 8 stone to lose if that affects your opinion.
Breakfast 8am 40-50g cereal with semi-skimmed milk, a piece of fruit and 200ml fruit juice. Or sometimes 2 slices bread with a protein like bacon, sausages or baked beans with fruit juice. Or sometimes a single pasty such as pain au chocolat with fruit juice.
Lunch 1pm 2 slices bread (or a roll) with some kind of cheese/meat based filling, 2 portions fruit/veg and a side such as crisps, granola bar or cocktail sausages.
Dinner 6pm 1/4 plate starchy food, 1/4 plate protein, 1/2 plate veg, small amounts of gravy, ketchup, other sauce.
Dessert - smallish portion of whatever the family are having that day.
Fruit between meals if hungry.
I'm estimating this to come out at about 1700 calories a day. Does that seem about right?