I’m being daft and was wondering if one of you lovely people could share some knowledge, experience and reassurance!
I’m 26 and 5’6”. My SW was 243lb (13/04/20) and CW is 197. I’m pleased with my progress. But the last couple of weeks I’ve been daft and gone from eating a comfortable 1600-1800 calories a day (I’m breastfeeding a 9 month old) to eating around 1300 calories a day (barring Saturday where I ate an obscene amount of homemade cherry crumble and custard- TOTM).
So the inevitable has happened, I’m really tired and sluggish. I’ve not done any exercise for weeks because I’m tired. Fortunately my milk supply is still fine. I know I need to increase my calories and accept that the weight loss needs to slow down. But I’ve got trapped in this cycle of feeling horrible about my size and thinking “I can afford to lose the weight fast”. I also worry that if I increase my calories I’ll see weight gain... which the sensible part of me knows that it’ll just be water weight because I’m not eating several thousands of calories over maintenance. Major diet fatigue. Please sort me out! I don’t want to undo everything and resort back to old habits because what I’m doing currently is unsustainable.
Thanks in advance x