Hi. I was going to join slimming world online… but reading so much on their site about exercise, I emailed them to see if they thought I could lose weight on their diet without much exercise… explaining I am disabled… they didn’t even email me back.
So I got a free app on my ipad called ‘Me Fitness Pal’. You put all the food you eat into it… it even has all the brands so for example it has Tesco Healthy Living baked beans etc etc … and it adds up the calories, fats, sugars etc.
You have a daily target for calories. One day very unusually I ended the day quite a bit under my calorie target… and got a message to say I was too far under, my body would go into starvation mode and I would put ON weight. I thought that was very responsible of them.
Anyway it’s set my target at losing 1lb a week as I have the exercise bit set on ‘sedentary’. Not much but it’s something! I weigh myself every Saturday and last Saturday I had lost 1lb.
I think the diet clubs like slimming world and weight watchers are missing a trick… there must be thousands of people who are disabled and/or have long-term illness and are desperate to lose weight, but nothing designed esp for us.
Good luck to all of us!!!