After going in for my hernia operation and finding out I am 20kg heavier than I should be (Plus my resting heart rate after said surgery was on the higher side), my wife decided we need to lose weight again. We are opting for Light n Easy. We are doing 1200cal meal plans and having 1 night a week for a treat meal/dinner.
Exercise will consist of 30 min walks daily.
Good effort. It won’t be easy though. The hard part is getting used to it, and avoiding the temptation to say, Oh, one cookie can’t hurt, or one Coke. It can and it will, so be strong.
The good thing is that the longer you do it, the more you get used to it. You’ll never cease to be tempted, but you’ll get used to putting the temptation out of your mind.
1200 calories is not very many at all for a male and you should lose the weight very quickly on that regime. Especially with the extra exercise. I’m 183 cm and 78 kg and I’m on a limit of 1450 calories per day, which is supposed to make me lose half a kilo a week, but I often break the limit by 100 or so, so my weight is static. Women usually need fewer calories than men, I think (Help! Megz) because they’re usually smaller and lighter.
The good thing about Light n Easy is that I presume that they ensure you have a sufficient intake of all necessary food groups, eg., fibre, protein and so on.
Yes women need less because of a smaller muscle mass. A VLCD (Very low calorie diet) is often used early on but definitely shouldn’t be continued long term.
Just as a side. Why does everyone use calories? We live in a metric country, use the metric equivalent!