I am so glad you have a GP that is really supportive @SGH *hugs*
It's the time of the year for colds to start creeping up on you here in Australia and my hubby last week was looking like he might get some type of head cold too. Do you take any vitamins? Zinc and Vitamin C will help your immune system, whilst giving it a little boost. I swear it helps reduce the symptoms of a common cold
In regards to your diet - everyones body reacts differently to different foods - so its great that you are tracking what you are eating, as it will allow you to change it up if you need to or want to in the future!
My diet is pretty similar . I tend to focus on high protein, healthy fats and low carb (for me I try and keep it under 60g) But if I need to change it up I do!
A few weeks ago I was having little to no energy around 3 - 4pm - but just by adding some rolled oats every other day to my breakfast, it really did give me a boost. I generally use either Uncle Tobys or the good old Quaker Oats - both made from wholegrain and very similar in the nutrient breakdown. - No sodium in Quaker though
Half a cup: 150 calories, 27g carbs, 1g sugar, 5g protein.
And.... I hear you about bread! I absolutely love it!!!! But like you I know that its probably my worst enemy too! If I really decide I cant do without it, I try and limit it to the morning. My goto is a slice of Rye bread (which is quite dense and heavy) but is just yummy!!
One slice is: 90 calories, 16g carbs, 1g sugar, 3g protein
Wow, Congrats, Keep at it Winner !Just made it to day 7 and weighed myself and I am 4.7kg down! That is crazy. Thats more weight than ive managed to lose in years and i never imagined that could happen all while still eating 5 times and hitting a 1300 calorie goal a day. Hopefully it stays off and I can keep losing. even a small amount a week from now would be awesome.
Thanks jojo74 and good luck to you too. Let me know how your first week goesI have also just started... day 5 for me. Apart from the sleeplessness, excessive thirst and a few mild headaches I feel pretty good!
Not sure if or when I will weigh myself.. the thought scares me!
Well done on your success so far and best of luck with the rest of your journey