I'm having a hard time eating more than 1,100 calories a day. All of my meals are balanced and full, but I'm just not eating enough (according to my BMR, I should be eating 1,700 a day). I'm full after all of my meals, I'll eat fruits or vegetables in between, and I remain full throughout the day. Is this still wrong? Is it right to force myself to eat?
I think what's making it harder for me is the fact that I've cut everything "bad" out of my diet (i.e. sweets, pop, junk foods, pizza, all breads except for sprouted bread, non-whole wheat pasta, etc), so everything ends up being just protein, low in calories, but high in nutritional value. Also, I'm working out at least 2 times a day. I'm stressing out so much over the fact that I may be taking 1 step forward and 2 steps back.
I think in the back of my mind I'm afraid to eat because I don't want to end up more obese than I already am. I really need to get over this or I'm never going to lose the weight, and more importantly get healthy.
I'd just like to point out that I do understand the harm I'm doing to my body; I understand that my body's metabolism will slow down and begin to store fat, rather than get rid of it, and/or eat away at lean muscle instead of the fat.
I don't think I've completely thrown my body off yet- it's only been about 1.5-2 weeks that I've really struggled, but there have been a few days throughout the weeks that I've been reaching my goal of 1,700. Also, I've been losing weight gradually and slowly, not dropping weight like crazy.
Anyone else ever experience this? I really need some guidance.
Thanks for taking a moment to read.
| current weight: 183.0