Well, I've started the 12 week NHS weight loss journey. I began by weighing then measuring my girth - not a happy excercise as I'm officially obese, but gives me a reason to go on. My BMI calculation suggests no more than 1800 calories a day.
Breakfast is a cup of coffee (no more sugar!) as I never feel like eating first thing. Then to do volunteering in my local park. Three hours of physical activity humping large sacks of wet leaves to our leaf store for future compost. A cup of tea and ignore the range of biscuits and buns the public give us. Cup a soup for lunch and finally a proper evening meal of Quorn mushroom stroganoff with cauliflower rice and peas and beans. Every ingredient weighed and the calories noted for future reference. Mid evening meal of porridge to fill me up.
Have now totted up the calories for the day, adding the apple and two satsumas (more than five fruit & veg) and the total is . . . 721 calories!!
No snacks and no bread - I found out each slice of Sainsbury's multiseeded bread was 152 calories. I used to have at least 6 slices a day with some sort of spread. No wonder I'm obese!
The rest of the week to establish a new pattern of eating and settle down to a new lifestyle.
Wish me luck.