I’ve been trying to diet now for a few weeks but I’ve suddenly lost focus and everything has gone to pot. I had some advice from my GP to cut down the carbs and that is what I did. I’m already wheat intolerant but totally cut out all the things like pasta, biscuits, rice etc. Thought I was doing okay with that and I mean that took a huge effort but I had no other guidance. I continued along this track and got turned around by trying to find the right diet to follow for me. I looked at Keto, Low carb and have been calorie counting but I’m not happy with being on anything at the moment. It all seems to be too restrictive for me. But, I need to lose the weight. I already am prediabetic, high cholesterol, and have thyroid issues alongside pernicious anemia. That’s not including my likes and dislikes and a phobia which restricts me further.
I have checked what my normal diet would be without changes and I’m way too high on the old carbs so I know this is one thing to change. I’m hoping that the BSD is right for me although I’m concerned about the restriction in calories. I have also done 5:2 which worked well for me and Time Restricted Eating which didn’t have any impact at all. MY weakness is scoffing in the evening so am trying not to do that. I don’t drink, or smoke and am trying to up my exercise (I have some issues with chronic pain and balance) so it’s not all so easy. All exercise that I like requires a partner (which I don’t have able to join me) and horse riding which is expensive and out of the question for now. I’ve bought a cycling machine, I have a step machine, Youtube and balance board. I do have a habit of sabotaging things by eating what I shouldn’t.
Any tips or advice please just to help me stay on and keep on track with the BSD? How does everyone get through the low calorie period? I know it’s supposed to get easier.