Feast or famine and some thoughts on that....

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Well I was reading someone's blog today who mentioned that when she had been successful at weight loss was when she kept her calorie intake around 1100 calories daily ....which has been my experience too. It made me think hmmm that can never last though so it is either all or nothing. Being in the middle somewhere somehow feels like a half commitment or something.But obviously it is the better thing to be doing because eating that little amount of calories is just not sustainable for the long haul and definitely not the kind of lifestyle i want to be living! I am striving to be in balance not in all or nothing mode all the time. It was just an interesting thought and I thought I would share it with you!slow and steady wins the race! What do you think?
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    I agree 100%. I do best between 1200-1400 but it is a certain amount of deprivation which I can't handle every day.
    2976 days ago
    Hmm, that just doen't seem like a sustianable amount of calories for a lifestyle change. When I eat too little, the next day I wake up hungry as a bear ready to eat anything in sight. But that's just me. I say stick with the ranges that spark recommends, and I'm sure it's nothing under 1200 calories.
    2978 days ago
    Definitely agree. Good luck dear!
    2978 days ago
    ya it WOULD make a difference but its not realistic for a lifestyle change!! that was my point that i guess i forgot to emphasize!
    2978 days ago
    It seems like a very limiting number and definitely not one meant for maintenance. I'm between 1200 and 1500 a day and it's really working for me and I don't feel hungry. 1100 would be a world of difference though! Does it factor in activity levels? If I want to eat more, I increase my cardio. I used to be sort of all or nothing but lately I'm getting better at balance. 15 minutes of cardio is better than 0 minutes of cardio and one piece of fried chicken is better than two (and it tastes better than no pieces!). emoticon
    2978 days ago
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