Yesterday I ate meals just like those that I have eaten for the past 18 days. Two egg and meat breakfast with coffee and cream, leftover lunch that left me slightly hungry, normal portion of nightly dinner. I have pretty much felt hungry all the time that I have been on this diet, and I just didn’t know why.
I know why now.
Yesterday I decided that the online food journal that i would use would be MyFitnessPal. It has both a desktop and iPhone client, access to a large database of foods, a way to put your exercise routine in there (if I should ever develop one) and other features that I have not gotten into yet. Yesterday I put down my breakfast foods. 2 Eggs, Canadian Bacon, three KCups of coffee with a teaspoon each of heavy cream. 299 Calories. Lunch was sauerkraut, pork tenderloin and a spring mix salad. 155 Calories (sauerkraut is like calorie free food.) Dinner was meatloaf, cottage cheese and boiled cabbage. 302 Calories. I ate a banana snack when I got home. 38 Calories. That was 796 calories, out of a daily goal of 1330 calories which would put me at a target weight of 135 pounds in 5 weeks. I have for yesterday a 534 calorie deficit from my cut-down calorie goal of 1330. I am not eating enough, for the last 18 days, and if I had not gotten this program, that I the idea for from watching ‘Weight of the Nation’, I would not know it.
No wonder I always feel like I am starving. I am. I weigh 143 pounds now. I am going to have to figure out how to get more calories into my diet without starch or sugars. When I can add fruit back it it will be easier, but for now, I guess I just have to eat more of everything i am currently eating.
Well I have a suggestion but it is a humble one since I really don’t know you. Hope you don’t mind and I don’t mean to overstep my boundaries. It’s not about calories, it’s about nutrients. Your hypothalamus, that little “traffic cop” in your brain which tells you what you really need and where nutrients are to go, is trying to tell you you need certain nutrients which are not found in the foods you consume now. It will nag you to consume more nutritious fruits and vegetables. Also this diet is approximately 45% fat and you definitely need more fiber foods. Carbs last 2-3 hours in your system, protein 4-5 and fats around 7 so as you can see you need more whole grains, fruits and vegetables. Blessings,
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