I track my calories it seems to help me out to know wether or not i have gone under or over my calories.
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My mom is the same way she eats way under her cals and her body is in total starvation mode that when she does eat the right amount or a bit over she gains weight. I keep telling her she has to eat more. I also had a problem when I first started on spark eating enough I was always slightly below my cal range whish still isnt healthy. Try to get yoru cals in and good job on tracking and realising that you were in starvation mode.
So, through my whole Spark journey thus far everyone has been saying "track your calories, track your calories!" blah blah blah, its so important you have to do it to know how much you are eating.
I always viewed this as for people who were going over their recommended limit to grasp the reins of their out of control eating pony. For me, I've always known when I went over my calories, I could just feel it, so I didnt need a big number staring back at me to tell me that I had a bad day. And 90% of the time I dont go over my calories.
So Today as a part of the challenge in our good ole' little group here, I decided that I was finally going to track my calories. I was going to do it to get the points. I knew I had a good day today food wise and I wasnt worried about seeing that number.
Well No wonder I binge eat all of the time, My body is basically in Starvation mode!! I was 400 Calories Under, 20 grams of Fat under, and just a little under on my Protein. (I made my range for Carbs) And that was after a huge binge tonight when I got home from the grocery store! I know that today is probably a little bit of an extreme example because Ive been sick, so I really wasnt in the mood to eat anything until like 2pm when I went to school. Even if I had cereal this morning, I still would have been like 200 under my calories, and the same for protein and fat. I just probably would have gone over my Carb range.
I gave myself a 2 on the challenge mainly because I was just proud that I tracked what I ate. And that is definitely something I need to take more seriously, especially if I am going to get my Binging under control.
Who knew that the fat girl was starving herself... I for sure didnt!! Moral of the story, Less Carbs (I love carbs), more calories, more protein, more fat!!! Heaven forbid that I eat something that isnt non-fat. I must get away from that, because fat is a appetite supressant. And oh how I need it!!
This whole eating right and exercise actually works!! Who knew!!
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