I lost 2st 11lbs 39lbs 17.7kg and it took me 1 year.
Nothing was fitting me and I didn't want to buy size 16 clothes. I also noticed I was dressing in black all the time.
I started counting calories and sending pictures of all the food I was consuming to my sister - I thought there must be an app which makes counting easier and came across Nutracheck whilst searching.
I have been around 10st 3lbs143lbs64.8kg most of my adult life, but in the last few years I kept on gaining weight until I reached 12st 1lbs169lbs76.6kg. I had to do something about it. I started going to the gym but the weight wouldn't shift. That was until I discovered it was about the calories I was eating - it won't shift even if I thought I was eating healthy. I had no idea how many calories were in a banana, avocado, salmon or olive oil and that it all adds up. My dream has always been to be 9st 2lbs128lbs58kg, so I kept on going.
It was quite easy to measure all the food I was consuming and add it to the app. It's very user friendly and has been constantly improving. It was more difficult when I was away from home where I wouldn't have control over how food was cooked - but I still learned a lot of tricks on how to make smarter choices. No more pina coladas but gin and slimline tonics instead.
I found it difficult to resist binge eating late at night until I learned I can easily skip breakfast so that leaves me with more calories at night. I am a big fan of Intermittent fasting (16:8), it works well with my lifestyle as I rarely get hungry before 2-3pm.
It has given me confidence. I like myself while looking in the mirror which I never did before. And it makes me feel good about myself that I was able to lose 3st42lbs19kg.
This has been an amazing journey. I learnt so much about portion control and how many calories are in different foods. Nutracheck Forum has an amazing bunch of people which give support to anyone in need. I loved participating in the challenges organized by Nutracheck.
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