There’s lots of opinions out there on whether you should track and weigh your food, worry about what the scales say, think about what size your clothes are so I thought I would share my thoughts and what is working for me.
I’m hoping that eventually when I reach goal I will be able to maintain a healthy weight without having to worry about tracking food and weighing myself all the time but for now I want to and need to do these things to keep myself on track. From 30 years of a weight problem I know myself so well and that I need to be really focussed for this to succeed. I like a project but need to really focus on it or I get distracted.
Lockdown (due to Covid 19) and losing my job has meant so much more time to focus on my weight loss. Hopefully I get a new job soon so will have to refocus a lot of my energy onto my job but hopefully I’ve got myself into good habits with my eating by now so it’s all second nature.How I track
How I keep tabs…..
I track my food in an app to make sure I’m getting enough protein – I am supposed to have 60gm a day. I’m having between about 900-1100 calories a day and am eating a balanced diet with no refined sugar. My meals are on a small side plate and I have 3 meals plus a snack and a coffee most days. It’s working so I would be mad to change anything – I’m losing an average of 1kg (2.2lb) per week, I feel fantastic, my bloods and blood pressure are good and my doctor is happy.
For me it works – adds to the joy in life!
I like to weigh myself every day – as I am currently job hunting it gives me something to jump out of bed for! It keeps me motivated. If I ever start to plateau I will stop weighing every day as I don’t want to discourage myself but for now I’m still going down every week. Once I get to maintenance I would like to maybe weigh once a month. I enjoy watching the numbers go down – my next goal is to get into double digits (99kg). I’m so close now!
This is just all my opinion – it’s working for me but you do what’s working for you. Just thought I would share my perspective. In a nutshell, I track and weigh because I like doing it and for me it works.
Have a great day!