Since the knee damage from the fall I took last summer, my activity came to an abrupt halt. No exercise to me meant cut the calories so I don’t regain weight. But something wasn’t right. Hello 25 pounds added back on in 8 months.
So I finally went to see a nutritionist this past week. After talking over my food logs and my sedentary life, she determined that I am not eating enough and insisted I more than double my calories. What?!
After reattaching my head that blew off at the neck, I said, “pardon me… did you say DOUBLE?”
It seems that a fluffy chick like me needs to eat enough calories so that the body burns them rather than stores them. Eat MORE?!
Checking the logs, I’ve been eating about 750-900 calories a day and evidently my body thinks it is starving. “Double the calories and you will start losing weight again,” at least that is what she thinks.
So let’s try it! Only thing, I don’t enjoy planning meals. I don’t enjoy thinking about food until I am hungry. I don’t even enjoy eating enough to eat more than one meal and a couple snacks every day, so this is gonna be a big change!
I started eating 3 full meals and 2 snacks. Getting all the protein in is my biggest challenge, but I am doing it. I am now planning meals and snacks, and I will admit I have lots of energy now and feel really good! Will let you know in 2 weeks the results … loss or gain. Oh, and I lost 3 pounds since April. Lol Let’s hope I can at least double THAT in 2 weeks!