I’m writing this to track progress and share my experiences. Any advice would be much appreciated.
I’ve been overweight forever. The only thing that got me close to a healthy BMI was a stint on a keto diet. Three years ago this got me down to down to 84kg (13st 3lb). However, after taking a break to go travelling I just couldn’t get back into keto. The weight slowly crept up, then lockdown hit and it rocketed up.
So now I am starting back from 97.7kg (15st 5lb). It is 5 weeks in and going pretty well. I am down to 94.4kg (14st 12lb).
I am planning on eating an average of 2000 kals a day. 1800 Mon-Fri and 2500 Sat and Sun. This will allow for a steak and a few drinks on the weekend.
I’m using huel for about 1,200 cals a day. I have been tracking everything on My Fitness Pal and measuring everything on a scales. I walk about 7 - 8 kilometres a day. Normally a walk in the morning (a fake commute to working form home to get me going in the morning) and a longer evening walk.
I reckon this will put me at about a 500 calorie deficit per day, maybe slightly more. My Garmin would put the deficit closer to 700 but I don’t quite trust that number.
Current Basal Metabolic Rate = 1,849 (from tdeecalculator.net)
Starting weight = 97.7kg (15st 5lb) (Max recorded 98.9kg)
Target weight = 70 -75kg
Starting BMI= 33
Height = 172cm (5’8)
Current Weight = 94.4kg (14st 12lb)
Current BMI = 31.9