I am beginning to think that in order for me to meet my upcoming weight loss goals, I am going to have to begin counting calories. I usually try to steer clear of counting calories because it makes me a bit obsessive and also makes me feel like I am too confined, and that always makes me want to rebel. Not a good thing when that means stuffing your face in shame.
Anyway...what makes me think this needs to start again is last week's weigh in. I had the exercising thing down, but still gained some weight. Logically, this means I must have made up for the calories burned during exercise by eating more than I should have. So alas, it begins. If it feels too controlled for me, I might end up backing off the counting but for now I will be counting calories. The goal range is between 1200-1500 calories per day.
Some days, that feels like all I get to eat is this:
Other days it isn't so bad. However, in the past I have noticed that this switch is difficult for about 3 days and then your body adjusts and you suddenly don't have hunger pains anymore. Our bodies aren't meant to eat as much as a normal American does. The nice thing about a eating within this range is that I normally don't experience "food comas" after a big meal.
Yep. Food comas...you know what I'm talking about.