Weight loss plans - what plans are you on and how are you finding them?
I know I’m better if I have a plan to stick to, I’ve just joined ww as I need a good kickstart so going shopping today for some healthy foods. I’m just stuck in a rut atm eating all the wrong stuff. I have 2 young children also so too much temptation in the house, I need to be really disciplined.
I menu plan I find that if I plan exactly what I’m going to eat in a day I do a much better job.
I try for 1400 calories a day. I also try to stay low carb
How did you decide on 1400?
Mostly trial and error. I can go as high as 1800- 2000 and not gain but if I try for 1400 and accomplish 1500 or even 1600, I am still in deficit especially if I exercise.
I don't count calories these days - it stopped making sense for me because of what I learned here - but when I did and was around 185lbs, I had a bigger "allowance" than that and lost weight steadily. I've always preferred to eat as much as I can, consistent with losing weight, rather than as little as I can manage on
Goodness gracious. I weigh less than half your weight (I’m not tall!) and I would lose weight eating that number of calories. I am sure you could eat more and still lose weight - I did - and felt better for it. It’s not good to lose too fast on too few calories - it’s just too restrictive amongst other things.
My metabolism has significantly dropped over the last 10 years or so. In my athlete days it 4000+ calories, now it’s around 2400 (sigh)
I definitely found changing what I ate made me able to eat more. Which is good when you’re age challenged too.
when losing weight I probably consume a similar number of calories and strangely find if I have more it can actually make me feel more hungry between meals 👍