Thursday, October 11, 2012
I always thought low carb diet is not for me.
I love bread, oatmeal, rice, pasta, and naturally tend to eat on the high end of my carbs range, and on the low end of my protein and fat range.
Now about a week ago one morning I didn't feel like eating the usual oatmeal.
Somehow it was not satisfying anymore, I felt hungry 2-2.5 hours after breakfast.
I wanted bacon and eggs, so that's my standard breakfast now and it keeps me satisfied for almost 4 hours,plus I'm hardly hungry at all during the day.
Needless to say, I found myself on the high end of fat and low end of carbs, but I'm eating about 150-200 calories less.
My oatmeal with oranges and flaxseed is 440 calories (74 g carbs, 11 g fat, 18 g protein).
Two slices of bacon and two eggs with two ounces of bread is 484 calories (30 g carbs, 28 g fat, 29 g protein).
So calories are not that much higher, and volume of food is actually less, so I'm quite surprised how much better bacon and eggs block hunger.
Another change: I returned to tracking calories burnt on the Fitness Tracker, and reset my Nutrition Tracker to SP recommended maintenance range.
Assuming I burn 2600 calories a week (I always do more than that), my range is be 1720-2100 calories - that is practically same as the 1800-2000 calories I figured based on trial and error.
I was interested in macronutrient ranges - well, the recommended ranges are much wider then the values I set for myself manually.