I’m 32f, 5"3 and 71kg. I had a baby in Jan 18 and I now have a fairly sedentary lifestyle, I work at a desk 3 days a week and look after my little boy 2 days (where I am run ragged) the only exercise I do is walk my dog once a day about 2.5km, more at weekends.
I feel I need to lose around 10kg to feel better in myself and like how I look again. My BMI is up and I am in the overweight category.
My problem is, I love food. I was probably eating more like 2500 calories daily up until this point. For two weeks I’ve been on a calorie controlled diet of 1430 cals per day and honestly, I feel absolutely starving ALL the time, PLUS I’ve lost a total of 0lb so far! I have confided in some friends who took a look at the foods I was logging on MFP and they said I am eating way too many carbs / too little protein and that is why I am feeling miserable / hungry. I probably need to eat nearer 1200cals to start losing, and I need to adjust what I’m eating.
I struggle with knowing which foods are good/bad and some of the replacements suggested are not things I like the taste of (eggs!) so I am considering Huel. Does it have everything I need for a balanced diet? If I swapped to a huel bar for breakfast and a huel readymade drink for lunch that would be 650calories, leaving me 550 calories for my dinner which I would hope to eat as normal.
Basically any advice / similar experiences very much welcome.