However the other part of the plan is to also monitor how many calories I stuff in my face. I know I burn off a lot of calories but it doesn't take a dietitian to work out (especially when you look at the photo of myself and SRG) that I'm consuming way more than I need.
If I lose weight I know that I can get a lot quicker without doing anything other than staying away from the cheese counter and chip shop. To put it bluntly I know that if I demonstrate a fraction of the dedication towards my diet as I do training then I will see a dramatic improvement in my performance.
To help me achieve this I'm using a clever little app called My Fitness Pal. You enter in your vital statistics, the amount of weight you'd like to lose over what time period. It then tells you how many calories you should be eating to achieve this, allowing extra for any exercise you do.
You then update it with everything you eat, it even has a handy barcode scanner as well as a recipe calculator so it doesn't matter whether you are grabbing a ready made snack on the go or cooking something at home so it's quite easy to keep track of calories. So as long as I can ignore the crisps, dips and other leftovers from the festive season I should be in business...