Monday, March 18, 2013
I thought I would share something that worked for me. I actually added calories to my diet. After being told by a trainer and a doctor to only eat 1200 calories I had tried to keep my calories at that level only to find that it was not working. I now vary my calories, my main goal is 1500 calories I shoot for 2 days where I am right on the money with that and on days where I exercise hard I eat up to 1800 calories. I make sure that my food comes mainly in the form of fruits, veggies, nuts, fish, and dark chocolate. Yes that last one is true (one little square almost daily). I make sure not to eat back my exercise calories but I do allow my body to refuel itself.
The reality is there is no miracle diet but you don't have to starve to death or deprive yourself completely. I find that my dose of dark chocolate does wonders for me. I find that lots of fruits and veggies are the key for me and I eat significantly more than recommended servings of fruits and veggies. I also find ways to make things that are "indulgences" healthier and when dining out I use the app on my phone to research my best choices for food ( the calorie king book is also good for this if you don't have the phone app). Hope at least one person finds something useful in this blog. Happy Spark journey!!