I started by just cutting out grains and processed sugar in the form of jam etc. Then I went on a free weight loss web site at Food Focus - Nutrition & Weight Management and started counting calories. I KNOW that it's just an approximation but it does help to keep me more strict with myself. I ignore anything to do with exercise in my calculations as it takes a lot of effort to use calories up. The way I see it, I had to find foods that stop me from getting hungry too quickly but can be readily used in a calorie counting regime. I do have treats as part of my new lifestyle. These include medicinal ;-) 70% cocoa solid chocolate every day and red wine three times a week.
Originally Posted by ampmpj
So far I have been having trouble keeping the carbs down to the level recommended here but I have been successful with the calorie counting. I set a goal of losing 1lb per week and am beating it regularly. I looked at 2lbs a week but I would have had to cut out the treats and that would make life dismal.
What we're looking at here is a complete change of eating habits for life. I really miss my Marmite on toast and french stick with cheese & wine but I make up with other foods I like that are more primal.
You need to find something that works for you and that you can stick with for ever. My wife is the same weight now as when we got married 40 years ago because she found an eating system that she can keep to.
Last edited by Nigel; 06-27-2012 at 06:09 AM.
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