Who knows all about this subject? It’s not a “thing” I was even aware of! Just shows you how much I wing it in my every day life!
I was watching Extreme Weight Loss (the American show with Chris Powell) – it’s a great motivator, as I sit on my bum for a solid 40 minutes drinking coffee. Seriously, though, it is. They were talking about the number of calories a body needs daily before any exercise. So, I found a handy calculator, put in my height, weight, etc and I was delighted with the number – my body needs A LOT. Take away the calories you need to reduce by per day (500 for 1lb, 1,000 for 2lbs, etc) and bingo – there’s your new calorie goal for each day. Easy peasy.
Previous to this, over all these years, I was going on hearsay, probably worked out on averages. But I’m not average. I’m a stonking great six foot middle aged woman – there’s not many of those around!
I can do this, the maths tell me I can. I don’t need to starve, I just need to be clever and organised. And stay off the wine. It creates “munchies” right into the next day.
I’m expecting to record another kilo loss by this time next week and every week thereafter, so watch this space …