Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Can't seem to get this right...
I'm eating healthy foods that don't have a lot of calories. Roasted veggies, lean meats, occasionally eggs for protein... yogurt, fruit... even raw veggies, although I don't prefer them. I keep cereal for my carbs/grains and stay away from breads/pasta.
I work 3 nights / week, which totally messes with my metabolism. It also messes with how/when I eat.
I just went 6 days of having between 900 and 1100 calories... and that was a LOT of food for those days... but because I worked/slept 3 of them, my metabolism kicked WAY down... and I lost nothing. Not an ounce.
I understand that your body can kick into "starvation mode" if you don't eat often enough, get enough calories...
But seriously? My metabolism can't possibly be THAT slow that a week of slightly lower calorie consumption results in nothing. Nada. Not an ounce, even went up about 1/2 a pound.
Drank water like a fiend. Fruits, veggies, healthy proteins... appropriate carb levels.... not too much fat.
The biggest thing? Three nights of work, lower calories than the week before.
I don't care if my body "presumes" it's starving at 1000 calories, I'm still burning them just by existing, and certainly by being on my feet 12hrs at a time at work. I can't possibly have a low enough metabolism that I'm consuming more than I burn.
Sometimes it just makes NO sense.
Yet I press on... :/