Our expert says:
I trust that Fitness Doc has commented on your exercise schedule. Please make sure that you do Not increase your liquid intake to more than 2,5 litres per day in total. Excessive liquid intake can cause problems such as electrolyte imbalances that can counteract attempts at weightloss. Your change to 6 smaller meals a day should assist with weightloss because research has shown that "nibblers" lose more weight than "gorgers" provided the foods they nibble on are low-fat, high-fibre balanced options. Hard boiled sweets contain about 1545 kJ/100g. Weigh the portion you may eat as a treat and calculate how much energy the treat will contain. Let's say you have 10g of the boiled sweets, then you would be ingesting 155 kJ which only represents 2,5% of your energy intake when you are slimming and is therefore not excessive. The SA Food Tables do not list "Wafer biscuits", so it is difficult for me to work out how much a wafer would contribute to your energy intake, but generally speaking biscuits have quite a high energy content of about 2000 kJ/100g, so go easy on the wafers.
Wishing you lots of success with your regimen
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