Over the last few days I have kept a food and exercise record on the my fitness pal app. For my weight and age I'm allowed 1700 calories a day, which is about right as i'm still breast feeding and thats an additional 500 calories a day, so if I stick to 1700 I should be losing weight. BUT, I have been gaining and losing the same 600 grams for the last 2 weeks.
I'm shocked at how many calories im drinking each day without realising it! I drink tea and cordial, and i'm drinking over 400 cals in tea a day!! (white, 2 suger) The cordial is only 80 cals a day, I can live with that as I cant live with plain water
I also have 1 - 2 shakes a day. They are a shake powder, with banana, berries, rolled oats and soy milk. I have been having this for about 4 months, the last few months of my pregnancy I couldnt keep much down so this was how I got my nutrition for the day. I never botherd to see how many calories they are, its healthy after all, but over 500 calories per shake!
So, if I have 2 shakes and my tea each day, I have already blown through 1400 calories!!
So now I am limiting my self to 2 cups of tea a day (sadly I have already reached my quota and its only 9am!) Not sure what I will do for the shakes, I have soup wich is 190 cals so I will have that at lunch, but breakfast is a harder one as I am not a toast/cereal person. Maybe if I use water instead of milk, and less oats/fruit, I can still have my very yummy shake for breakfast but save some calories.
Hopefully on Sunday the scales will show some downward movement