Hi! Newbie needing advice!
Hello everyone! Don't know if I'm even posting correctly, I'm brand new! :wave_cry:
Bit of background...
Last year I started off at 225lb, decided it WAS the year I was going to change ME....and I did. Went on Low Carb and then slowly migrated to general low fat/cal counting and I made it down to 178lb which is my lowest in years! I'm 5'10 so 178lb was very close to being in the 'normal' weight range. Anyway I fell pregnant with my first baby in the September and just totally gave in to the cravings for cupcakes and junk in general. By the end of my pregnancy I was literally like a beached whale weighing in at 250lb. My LO is 5 months old now and I'm just continuing to pile it on...and on...and on.
So now at 237lb, I MUST do something.
I did attempt to restart low carb again but everything needs to be prepped and cooked which is too time-consuming with a baby. So that's why I've turned to Slimfast. It just seems really efficient! I think it will help me kickstart myself into diet mode.
I just have a few general questions, I hope someone can help or share their experiences...
- I drink a LOT of tea...can I continue? Do I deduct the calories from my snack allowance?
- The shakes contain roughly 200 cal, is it ok to substitute a shake for a 200 cal meal instead or is there something to it other than just calories to consider? (And I don't mean often, I mean for convenience if I find myself without any access to a shake).
- What are some useful snack ideas? I don't want to be buying all the bars, etc. They're pretty expensive. Can I eat like, snackajacks and stuff?
Thanks in advance!