Calorie counting… and counting…

Last weekend I decided to try yet ANOTHER ‘fad diet’… or not? whatever way you think of it – I am now mid-week into calorie counting.

According to NHS online:

Within a healthy, balanced diet, a man needs around 10,500kJ (2,500kcal) a day to maintain his weight. For a woman, that figure is around 8,400kJ (2,000kcal) a day. These values can vary depending on age, metabolism and levels of physical activity, among other things.

So what the boyfriend and I are now doing is lowering our calorie intake by 500. I’m limiting myself to 1500 (Tuesday is an exception) whilst trying to burn 500 in a day! (Same for him).

 

 

Monday

  • Porridge with berries and peanut butter = 315 cals
  • Small slither of homemade lasagne and salad = 250 cals
  • Banana mid morning snack = 100 cals
  • Small packet of ASDA crisps = 95 cals
  • Small pie, cauliflower mash and beans = 510 cals
  • Weightwatchers mini roll = 80 cals

Total = 1350

Tuesday

  • Wholemeal toast w/ peanut butter x2 = 422 cals
  • Small packet of ASDA crisps = 95 cals
  • Small apple = 71 cals
  • Homemade cookie (oops!) = 200 cals
  • Pork noodle soup = 289 cals
  • Banana = 100 cals
  • Sausage pasta with veg = 350 cals

Total = 1527

Wednesday

  • Porridge = 315 cals
  • Small apple = 71 cals
  • Tuna couscous salad = 467 cals
  • Banana = 100 cals
  • Courgetti Bolognese = 369 cals

Total = 1322

So far so good… watch this space.

 

 

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