Well one day in and according to the scales at the gym I’m now down 700 g to 89.5 kg. Of course the thing to be aware of is weight does tend to fluctuate anyway so a single reading isn’t really useful. Science usually focuses on patterns so we will see how it goes after a weeks time.
I was at the supermarket yesterday, and conscious of what I was buying, noticed some of the many psychological tricks they use to try and make you buy more. I’ve noticed over the past year or so, for example, that promotions selling two items for a reduced price is a very common technique (especially with biscuits). While this is great for large families, for those living by themselves or as a couple, these really does encourage one to purchase far more than is needed.
In fact the whole concept of “saving” due to a discounted price is a very cunning one. How many people look to see how much the item has been reduced by? I actually found a packet of biscuits that was advertised as “on sale” but when I looked closely the price had been reduced by 1 cent! Ridiculous.
Also tried the whole “drinking water to quench hunger” approach yesterday. Found it extremely uncomfortable and won’t be doing that again.
For those who are interested I’ve been having porridge with berries and trim milk for breakfast, a salad and chicken filo for lunch and it will be chicken nachos for dinner plus have been snacking on rockmelon and honeydew melon. I’ve been cutting back portion size slightly from what I’m used to and avoiding cakes, biscuits and chocolate my usual weaknesses.