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.