Hey everyone, I have decided to give calorie control diet a go as a last ditch attempt to trying to lose at least 3 stone. I have tried weightwatchers and slimming world loads of times. Currently I've tried SW again and I am bored of it and completely stuck. I know the plan inside out but its bores me as I eat the same things day in day out and end up binging either on food altogether or comfort eat.
I have never calorie counted before. The last few days I have been doing it, I have enjoyed it as it means I can eat bread again. This is great as it means I can make lovely salad sandwiches that I love for work and I can take soups again without feeling guilty. I think this ability to have variety is what will make calorie counting work for me.
I'm finding that because I know slimming world so well that I am kind of still using that as a guideline which isn't a bad thing as I do agree that SW is one of the most healthy balanced eating plans you can have. With incorporating both SW and calorie control the variety really is the better side.
So anyways I am currently 15stone 10lb. When "googling" this and weight loss I have been getting responses stating I should be eating approximately 1300-1500 cals per day. While I have been doing this the last few days I have maintained within this range so it has been fine. I have been getting my fruit,veg,carbs,proteins,dairy products and even had a packet of crisps and some chocolate.
Tomorrow I am going out to buy a few notebooks so I can build like a food directory of my most popular/common foods and their calories and also a notebook to keep a food diary to document each day.
If anyone has any advice about any aspect of this please feel free to share with me because I am putting all faith and hope in this working for me.