hiccup I think the reason lots of people ignore the sugar is that it's almost impossible to get every measure under its target without beginning to feel seriously deprived. And as all of us <ahem> larger ladies know if we feel really deprived we won't stick at it. Another reason I ignore sugar is that fruit is high and yet I refuse to believe I shouldn't be eating fruit. The bad sugar stuff like chocolate and haribo would be excluded because of the calories alone. Losing weight will automatically reduce your risk of diabetes.
And yes to custard creams. I scoffed 4 the other day and almost wept when I entered them in MFP. But the old me would have eaten 8 and then still eaten a huge dinner...
Wannabe - well I hope the paracetemol are helping .
How do you tell the difference between being in starvation mode or just being full enough on the food you're eating?
By the time I've logged everything at the end of each day, I'm pretty close to the original allocation so hopefully I've just eaten enough and not clinging onto all this excess fat
Laundry - wow, that's great! I really hope, four months down the line, I'll be able to say the same!
Re sugar - my breakfast of porridge and fruit, alone, tipped the sugar scale this morning so I think I might do as so many others seem to do and ignore it. Any idea how much sugar is a healthy amount?
Re custard creams - I'm still so gutted that I didn't check how bad they were before I stuffed four of the buggers that the 6 left in the packet have been on top of the kitchen unit since Sunday and I haven't felt even a tiny bit tempted to eat one samecan'tbesaidfortheminimuffins