Weight Loss to Date

Friday, January 20, 2012

I realized I should have a plan for tomorrow:

Weigh first thing... even if I don't like the result

Almonds and coffee. No coffee the rest of the day after that.

Lots of water!

Salad for dinner.

Listening to my body and eating only when I am hungry, but only eating things that will have nutritional value to me.

No carbs.

1 comment:

  1. Idk if this is helpful or not, but your metabolism doesn't *wake up* in the morning for less than 250 calories. So basically unless you wake it up, it stays at the same low fasting rate as if you were sleeping even though you're awake and running around.

    If I were you, I'd boost breakfast (say, 1 serving of oatmeal with splenda or truvia, one egg and an apple, for 270 cals) save the coffee/almonds for mid-morning to keep the metabolic burn going.

    Basically you need to be eating the amount of calories per day that it takes to maintain the weight you want to be. The lowest healthy intake is about 1200 cals. Anything under that and you can seriously fuck up your metabolism. The fattest I ever was in my entire life, I was eating less than 800 cals/day.

    Anyway. If you stick to 1200, and ration it out like...250-300 breakfast, 100 snack, 300 lunch, 100 snack, 400 dinner...you should be able to satisfy your hunger, get all your nutrients, and lose weight at a pretty even rate and without losing your mind/getting bitchy/moody/depressed.

    Anything too extreme and you'll set yourself up for a wicked binge/fast cycle that will probably trigger your impulse to purge as well.

    I'd hug you now, if I could. Be kind to yourself. That kindness is more effective when choosing what and how much to eat than harsh criticism.

    If you love yourself, you can say, "I'd never put something like this in my body because it's not good for me," and make a healthy choice because you care for yourself. Eat. Enjoy. Savor. Because that food is more than a task or a necessary evil, it's a way to nourish your emotional connection between self and body.