I'm yet to see a difference because I haven't stuck to it 100% due to eating out and just being bad. Where possible I'm cooking from scratch with fresh ingredients, which gives you a lot more control of the calories in your food. I'm also being more selective of the foods I want to eat knowing that what I make has to fill me and be super tasty. There is nothing worse than eating salad after salad. I have cut my portion size but I don't feel hungry for it which I am rather shocked about, but its a pleasant surprise.
The app has made me reconsider what I thought was good portion control. I've cut the amount of rice or noodle I would eat and I'm still more than satisfied with my meal. I've also cut down the amount of bread I eat and am having it as a treat on the weekend to make a super yummy bacon butty. On that note I didn't have to cut stuff out of my diet completely, I just think more about the amount I eat than I did before.
I have no intention of keeping my calorie intake to only 1200 but I don't have a very active day job so in reality I do not think 2000 calories is a logical amount for me to consume on a daily basis, although very easy to do. So once I've lost my target amount of weight I'm planning on testing the amount of daily calories I should consume to maintain weight.
Although the weight loss is the main goal, I've enjoyed using the app as a means of education. We should all make more of an effort to not over consume for the good of the planet. I will never be a vegetarian but that doesn't stop me eating meat free meals for half the week, bean burgers are so nice. I'm currently trying to find a recipe I can adapt to make a low calorie pizza base.
Would you consider using an app to help lose weight?
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