Why I'm having a break from tracking.
Saturday, July 06, 2013
In my last post I mentioned that I get bored of tracking after a little while, inevitably give up and put weight back on. So having a break from tracking when I've only been at it for 4 weeks seems insane.
However, I have learnt a lot in those 4 weeks. I have learnt that 1500 cals a day is not enough to sustain me, regardless of activity levels (low). I have much more energy at 1700 cals, and although the weight loss did stall momentarily when I increased my calories, it got on its way again sharpish.
I have found myself getting totally obsessed over numbers and freaking out about whether I can have this or that food, making it a diet that it was never meant to be. Invariably I save my calories at the start of the week and end up overeating (and over drinking) later in the week when I have an abundance.
So, from Monday and I don't know how long for, I will be sticking to the intermittent fasting/5:2, as it is working well for me, but relaxing about numbers on the other 5 days. I will also put a cap on the number of alcoholic drinks I have, as hangovers aren't cool, kids!