I've been away from here for a while, but I feel like now is a good time to return!
Since my teens I have had a rather dysfunctional relationship with food, I'm now 20 and have just finished a long stretch of counselling. I eat pretty healthy, but let myself have treats too.
My main gripe now is that whilst getting over my issues, I gained a fair bit of weight. I needed to gain a bit, but now I feel as though I'm getting too big.
I'm not really sure where to begin with losing weight now, I think calorie counting will be the way to go for me.
I typically want to eat something like this, it would be about 1500-1600 cals:
AM: Toast x1/cereal/yoghurt/fresh OJ/
Lunch: Sandwich/1 fruit/glass of milk/Chocolate bar
PM: Veggie burger (Without bun)/Heaps of green veg-broccoli and peas etc with a little l/f butter)/Cereal bar etc.
I currently eat around 2000 calories, so a little more than listed above but similar things.
I realise some people may suggest cutting various things from that (Chocolate
) But I feel like it's important that I don't deprive myself. I'm not trying to be perfectly healthy, just reasonably.
I guess I'm looking for anyone in a similar situation, maybe someone looking to get back on track etc. I'm finding it somewhat hard to find motivation to lose weight since I finally feel like I don't *need* to diet, but my jeans are getting rather snug, and I'm feeling a little out of shape. I feel the healthiest I have done in years, but i think I will feel that much better if I slim down a little.