- 5 years ago
- Wedding: July 2013 - UK
Hello again ladies! Need a new diet plan.
Current plan is as follows: I aim for 1,200 cals a day. LMAO, not even close. It’s more like 1,400-1,600.
Exercise: I usually aim for about 500 cals a day, using a mixture of walking, treadmill, cross trainer, weights, floor exercises etc. I usually get there.
Total weight loss in about 6 months: approx. 1lb. Total size loss: about 1-2 inches from hips and waist…. maybe a bit more from my hips. I’ve dropped about a dress size… maybe less.
Health problems: skeletal, and weight related. Knee problems worsening in cold weather.
Lowest BMI I’ve had as an adult: 22. I maintained it by exercising for 2 hours a day, every day, and avoiding rice, pasta, beans, bread, processed food, salt, sugar, chocolate, sweets… you get the picture. I ate two meals a day consisting of lean meat or fish, and vegetables. I had two snacks a day of fruit. I was very slim… a US size 0, in fact.
I want to lose more weight. As calorie counting isn’t working, I need to move onto an exclusion diet. I don’t want to do anything which has rules which are too prescriptive, so I only want to exclude one thing for now. What do you think would be best? The options are:
– Deli meats, sausages, and any meat which has been salted, smoked, or processed in any way.
– Chocolate and cheese… this would be really hard, because I do regularly eat small amounts of both.
– White and processed carbs. This would see the best results, but it’s really hard to stop completely, and my experience is that you only see results if you completely cut the whole lot out… it’s no good giving up rice but having a sneaky poppadom with your vegetable curry, for example! I don’t eat much in the way of carbs, but all it takes is a little bit, and I know this…
– I am NOT giving up alcohol. I’m already giving it up for Lent as it is. As soon as Lent ends, I’m celebrating!