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  • I've lost 4.2kg in 2 months while breastfeeding so far. I've got mfp set to lose .25 kg a week which gives me 1815kcal, I won't eat less than 1500kcal to make sure i don't lose my supply. The loss has been pretty random though with some days losing 200g then the next day it can be up a kg and lose it 2 days later, so…
  • I found that my sleep improved when taking my levo at night instead of in the morning. I didn't do this randomly though there had been some research published that showed some hypothyroid patients do better when taking it at night I happen to be one of them. Something to do with a night time dose being closer to the…
  • This morning was griesmeel (a Dutch type of breakfast/desert a bit like semolina) made with 1% milk and a teaspoon of sugar poured over 50g of frozen redcurrants. I've had a couple of days this week where i had two slices of toast with butter and the rest of the week has been protein smoothies: 150ml 1% milk, 30g of…
  • At the end of the day whether you are 100 lb or 600lb or anything in between, have a washboard stomach, a little belly or a lot of belly there will be someone out there who will find you attractive. The amazing thing is that not everyone is attracted to the same aesthetic. This is what makes things interesting, the variety…
  • If you are getting too obsessive about the numbers then by all means try and be calorie and portion aware without logging. Every time I've stopped logging I've gained a little back so it's not for me. Be careful too, I stopped logging to take a break and still fighting to get my logging consistency back many months on and…
  • Tried it before I found mfp, the only thing it made lighter was my purse. OP just eat what you are eating now, just less. No gimmicks or special foods are needed.
  • I have only just started swimming myself again after quite a few years out of the pool so I find I'm pretty unfit. I used to coach the younger kids at my swimming club when I was a teen so I tend to just make it up as I go along myself. At the moment it's just purely what I can do in an hour though without killing myself…
  • On the up side if your liquid is denser than water and you are weighing it as 1ml=1g you are at least always overestimating the calories. There aren't many liquids that have a lower density the only thing I can think of is alcohol.
  • Seriously having reproductive health issues should make you want to be more serious about getting healthier. Healthy fats are required for hormones to function properly as well as a healthy calorie intake. Most people with cervical cancer don't know they have it until their smear comes back abnormal, I know a friend of…
  • An 18 year old girl died from flu in Scotland a couple of months ago. Besides giving people fluids and pain relief and possibly something like tamiflu there isn't much besides vaccination, that doctors can do. Look after yourself OP you'll be fine in a week or two and you can go back to it.
  • It is an interesting question and I didn't actually know whether my waist to hip ratio had changed turns out at my first ever measurement it was 0.71 and now 0.7 so it seems fat loss has been very consistent all over. Using @middlehaitch waist to height link i apparently am ok at 0.43, looking at bmi still overweight and…
  • I think first you need to consider your mindset that having one day of a bit of a blowout will undo all your hard work and get you back to square one. This is not the case and you need to stop using it as a reason to give up calorie counting because that will definitely mean you will gain all you have lost so far. You can…
  • Current favourite is the blender, I'm going through a soup for lunch phase at the moment with it being cold outside. Most used is always the kettle I live off tea so it's the first thing to be turned on in the mornings and when i get home from work.
  • That is a hard situation to be in. I think you are well aware of your limitations it comes across in your post. You should know that a sudden increase in weight is water retention which isn't helped off course by the majority of your health conditions and therefore will take a long time to drop down again. In theory though…
  • To update down to 80.9 this morning averaging about a 0.5kg loss a day I think I'm getting to the end now maybe another 0.5kg (just a feeling not fact).
  • The whole of December was pretty much a write off for me so many social events and eating out. Combine that with being ill and flying to see family over chrismas and I'm up from 77.8kg beginning of december to 83.1kg as of december 31st. So gained a whopping 5.5kg (12.1lbs) Started logging properly again on the 1st of Jan.…
  • Only you will know by trying at 1500 for a few weeks, I'm fine at 1500 but you may not be but I don't have loads left to lose and I'm a 5'7' lightly active woman(stats like age, height, starting weight, male/female all matter) . I'm assuming you put your goal as losing 2lb a week. This would mean that if you find yourself…
  • I was really very good at maintaining a weight of 90kg which I weighed for years. Then my thyroid gave in and I ballooned to over 107kg. I have managed to maintain my weight for 2 years now at 78kg + or - 2kg even though I would like to get to 74kg. I don't believe in setpoint but I do believe it is psychological. I always…
  • 25g or about 4 small squares of good quality dark chocolate usually does the trick for me or making a hot chocolate with cocoa and milk. Both are around the 100 cal mark. I do love dark chocolate.
  • Personally I would opt for aiming to eat as much local grown fruit and veg instead of going organic, the taste of the fruit and veg I buy from the local farm shop are far superior in taste than anything I have bought from morrisons, tesco, lidl or aldi(including organic). Believe it or not if you eat what's in season it is…
  • I don't weigh bread slices, ketchup(any sauce except for mayo), single serve items, guestimate milk in tea, eggs, dried herbs and spices, recipes from the recipe builder once made, and guestimate butter on toast (the occasions I did weight were spot on with the guestimates). I just account for inaccuracies by not eating…
  • A little hunger is fine, I tend to suck that up, to define that, for me it is hunger about 30 min to an hour before the next meal. Constant hunger or so hungry I grab the first high sugar/fat treat and don't stop until I'm stuffed means I'm not eating enough.
  • I suggest you gradually change your eating habits, set a small deficit on mfp and pick one meal a day to change up, say breakfast, keep that to homemade: oatmeal, eggs, yogurt or such whatever takes your fancy. When that goes well switch up the next meal and so on. There is also nothing stopping you from for example just…
  • I meal prep in the sense that I will make a big pan of soup, if that is what I fancy for lunches during the week and l will portion that daily into my soup mug and grab something to go with it like bread or this week I made falafel so that comes with. I also grill chicken breast for the other half for his lunches portion…
  • Personally I wouldn't worry about that bit just yet. For me a perfect day is where my macros are close to the percentages set preferably with protein and fat met or over. I don't worry too much about the nutrients section as I doubt there are fully accurate beyond carb, fat and protein content as not every manufacturer…
  • You can turn the diary insights notifications off, go into settings/diary settings and untick the box that's says diary insights. I switched them off because I found them annoying, I know what works for me.
  • 2 adults and 2 cats, I spend on average £60-£70 a week on shopping including cat food, cat litter, cleaning products, soap, etc. We also have take away once a week at around £15. I could save money if I wanted to but I prefer using the local butchers and the local farm shop for my fruit and veg because it tastes so much…
  • I had Muesli and low fat greek style yogurt for breakfast and I'm planning grilled pork chops with roast root vegetables (mixture of butternut squash, carrots, sweet potato and parsnips) for dinner. Haven't decided what to have for lunch yet.
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