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Day 2 - Feelin' Good

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Yesterday I had a problem I haven't had for a while. I needed to eat more. When I finished tracking I had consumed about 900 calories. I wasn't starving at the end of the day either. I felt satisfied. I ate about every 3 hours having a small meal whenever those initial signs of hunger started showing. I drank about 80 ounces of water without even thinking about it. I stopped my water intake a few hours before going to bed because I didn't want to be getting up to go to the bathroom all night. Overall a good day except for one problem. I felt old and tired.

My joints were achy, I felt lethargic and it felt like one brain fart after another. I also had a bit of a headache all day. I was concerned that this would continue to be a problem for the next few weeks until I adjust to my new eating plan. Thankfully today is going much better. I hope it continues...

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KAMK1C 4/23/2012 5:38PM

    It's good to know others have experienced the same thing. I'm so use to ignoring signals and eating until I'm stuffed. Now that I'm really paying attention I still don't quite trust my body when it tells me it's not hungry. I think I need more when I don't really want more. I really just need to look at the caloric intake requirement as more of a guideline than a rule so I don't feel like I need to force myself to eat more when I'm not hungry. Hopefully by continuing this new lifestyle this will all become second nature.

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EGALITAIRE 4/22/2012 2:43PM

    Here, here. Good to hear you're having a better day. There will be ups and downs in the first 21 - 30 days if you follow the pattern of most people who have converted to fat-burners.

Stay with it and ride out the storms, they become few and the scale and NSV become greater.

My caloric intake dropped dramatically when I just started listening to my body - I first had to distinguish between cravings and hunger, once I got that worked out, I just started eating less.

Another consideration is the daily calorie concept. That is just one way (scale) to measure caloric inputs and outputs. Because I can go up or down on any given day, I started thinking about my inputs and outputs on a weekly basis.

But that is only if you are measuring calories. If I can eat only when hungry, I find I eat a lot less.

The other consideration is that I am losing about 2 pounds per week on average - that's 7,000 calories that are being burned by my body that I have previously eaten and then subsequently stored, I don't have to eat them now.

So my dietary inputs should be at least 7,000 calories/week less than my outputs (burning).

Stay Strong

Comment edited on: 4/22/2012 2:44:49 PM

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ADZY86 4/22/2012 2:02PM

    I used to worry about that all the time, and then was eating more than my hunger was wanting. Now if I go way below my calorie limit just because I'm not hungry, I don't stress about it. Because other days I'm ravenous and my calories go up. I think you should just listen to your body and give it what it needs.

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NAYPOOIE 4/21/2012 11:38PM

    I've had a number of those day. I used to bump up my calories with a big salad with full fat dressing. Now I don't worry about it, I figure with good food and supplements I'm getting my nutrition, and the necessary calories are coming off my hips just like I want them to.

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