Another newbie to CC!
Hi all, *waves hello* - I'm a long-time user of Minimins and have always done SW (apart from brief stints with 5:2 and WW). I just feel at a dead end with SW now though. There's too much freedom and I end up gorging on free and superfree food.
So after struggling for a while I've started calorie counting. I've calculated my BMR (1286) and my TDEE (1544) and MFP suggested I use 1200 calories a day - which is what I'm going to try. Did my first day yesterday and ended up eating 1450 as I was so hungry but hoping to do better today. So far so good!
It would be nice to get to know other CCers so pop on and say hello!
Hi - another one who came over from SW after eating too much "free" food and also live in Wales :)
I was the same weight as you when I started and did 1200 cals a day plus exercise and had a steady weight loss until I reached my target - now on 15/1700 a day to maintain.
Well done Systema! I really want to follow your example - any top tips?
I really just got stuck into and kept to the plan of 1200 cals a day as I wanted to do it this time. I didn't snack and ate "proper" meals. I suppose it is easier when you don't have other distractions like kids and work and other people eating different food and having the time to do the exercise.
I like to plan what I am going to eat for a few days and always write down the food and cal values so I know how many cals I have left during the day. I also did Leslie Sansone walking miles which I got free from You Tube and made time to do it - 30 - 45 mins per day..... https://www.google.co.uk/search?sour...%20mile%20walk
You can find them from 1 to 5 miles on youtube.
Good Luck with it - just try to give yourself a bit of time each day to do the exercise and decide what you are going to eat if you can.
This sounds like me, SW is great, but there is a bit too much freedom to big eaters like me! Plus I found that it make my appetite bigger for times when I'm not on plan, so could also eat masses of non-SW approved food.
Originally Posted by krupskaya
Good luck :)
Thank you Systema and Veggie Girl. Gosh this part of the forum is quite isn't it. I would've thought there would be lots more calorie counters looking for support.
This forum has always been quite - quite a shock when you come over from the SW forums where they move off the front page in one day.
Good Luck to both of you with Calorie Counting.
Thank you - good luck to you S!
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