Fatty’s first weigh in!
So, Fatty has been on his new regime for a week now and today was his first weigh-in! How did we do??!! Well………….. 7.2kg! So, no change at all, boo!
However, I am not too dishearted as it is very common for pets to be slow to start losing weight on new diets. When we go on slim downs, the first few weeks are often when we have our biggest drops but in my experience in our pets, it can seem to take a while to get the ball rolling. The most important thing is not to give up!
I will continue as we are; with measured daily amounts of food, the puzzle feeder and no treats at all and let you know how we get on next week!
In the meantime, here are some interesting facts about exactly how many calories we can be adding to our pet’s diets by giving them even tiny treats of human food;
- One small chunk of cheese is the equivalent of a whole cup of fondue for a person!
- One dish of full fat milk for a cat is the same as a human drinking two milkshakes WITH ice cream in one sitting!
- Who gives their dog a biscuit when they have one?! Just one custard cream for the average sized dog is the same as half a packet for us!
- One crisp for a cat (I know it sounds weird but lots of cats really like them, Fatty does but to be fair he will eat ANYTHING!) is the same as me eating half a hamburger! And be honest, who stops at one crisp anyway!
Using this on-line guide, I have calculated that Fatty only needs 230 calories a day in order to lose weight. Which really shows how even teeny little treats can make a huge difference!