Saturday, January 26, 2013
This week, I attended three Body Combat classes. They are rigorous! According to the instructor, Sparkpeople and most calorie counters, I'm burning off about 700 calories a session. I sweat buckets and drink tons of water during the class.
I've noticed this week that I've been extremely hungry. It could be hormonal, but the difference this week has been the classes. I think I undid all the work of these classes with my eating. The good news is that I'm eating at maintenance; the bad news is that I've added on some of the water weight I lost doing South Beach Phase 1.
So what's best? A 1,200 to 1,500 calorie diet with moderate exercise? Or a 1,500 to 2,000 calorie diet with rigorous exercise? I haven't crunched the numbers so I don't know.
I'm trying to direct myself to healthier choices when I'm hungry, but I haven't entirely succeeded. The only thing I can think of to do is some menu planning and shopping next week, so I can eat hearty but good for you foods like soups, casseroles and chili.
All I can do is try it out and go from there.