I know this is probably a reverse question for most people here lol! Yes, I want to eat more! Lately I've been getting antsy and a bit restless for personal reasons and I've found the only way to combat that is with more activity. I'm fairly little- around 125 lbs, 5'4"- and young (19) but lately I've been taking sometimes up to 15,000 steps just because I'm pacing, taking walks, dancing, etc. My bodymedia armband tells me that today, for example, I burned 2673 calories (even though I spend ~11-12 hours in bed- sleep doesn't come easy for me and most of my "sleep" is tossing and turning).
I only want to lose about 1.2 lbs/week MAXIMUM, to preserve the muscle mass that I do have while I shed the last few lbs of fat. That's a calorie deficit of only 600 a day... which means I would have to eat 2100 calories!
I'm kind of struggling with this. The problem is, I don't often feel the cues of "hunger." I forget to eat and when I remember, I can't eat that much and stay in control! Even including high-calorie foods like nuts into my diet, I still can't reach anywhere near it. I'm struggling to reach even 1500 calories. The only way I've been able to eat "more" is if I mindlessly eat- you know, have a giant bag of chips while watching TV, where you're so checked-out that you don't even notice when "full" hits. But I feel like that isn't healthy, to ignore the feelings of fullness?
I'm not used to being this active (usually 2100 calories is as much as I burn when I have been really active for a day!!) and I'm just wondering if anybody has tips for how to eat more!
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