Sometimes life teaches us lessons that appear to be counter intuitive. For instance, take weight loss. It should be a simple formula: eat less food (reduce caloric intake) = a reduction in weight. There seems to be a caveat in this formula. If you reduce your food intake too much, you will lose weight but it will cease before you’d like it to. I have found this out through trial and error (and my friend Juliana). It seems as though my body was going into ‘famine’ mode due to the fact that I was not eating enough. Who would have thought that I needed to eat more food in order to lose weight? This is exactly what has happened. On Tuesday, I weighed in at 134.4kg and that is a reduction of 860 grams, which I am quite happy about.
Speaking of eating more, my two previous menus were: Monday – I began with 2c black coffee (10cal). For dinner I splurged and ate two Lean Cuisines (250cal and 240cal). With still more calories needed, I ate a delightful salad; 85g baby greens (20cal), 150g red bell peppers (46cal), 115g sliced cucumber (14cal), and 1.5T salad dressing (19cal). This brought me to a grand total of 598 calories.
Today, Thursday, I had my usual 2C black coffee (10cal) for breakfast. I was quite hungry by dinnertime, so I opted for a heavier amount of protein. Dinner consisted of 358g broiled Tilapia filets (358cal) and 200g steamed broccoli/cauliflower mix (47cal). Being ~175 calories short, I needed more food. This called for dessert, which was 215g of Braeburn apple slices (112cal) and one Helado frozen Lime juice bar (60cal) for a grand total of 587 calories.
Hopefully my downhill trend will continue as I work this 5:2 as it is suppose to be worked.
Until next week, thank you for stopping by.