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2000 calorie diet

Monday, August 22, 2011

I have been feeling a lot of anxiety lately because my eating plan has finally dropped below 2000 calories - 1930 at the top end to be exact. I find this very challenging, in fact I'm not making it most days! I am constantly looking for ways to eat a little less, and add more fruits and veg which are more filling for the calories. I'm finding my old go-to snacks are maybe not the best choices, and I'm trying to make better ones. Breakfast is particularly challenging, because I can't eat a 600 calorie breakfast of bacon, eggs, and waffles, or a bagel-wich, if I want to hit that 2000 calorie mark at the end of the day!

But the good news is that the scale surprised me by knocking off another two pounds today, so I am a mere 8 oz away from being officially 50 lbs down! I'm very excited about reaching that mark! And I guess it tells me that whatever I'm eating now isn't so bad, since I'm still losing, but I know to keep going I need to do better.

Changing my eating habits significantly, and for the better, is definitely my biggest challenge right now!
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    I hear ya! My range is 1,220 - 1,570, and like SUSUSUZZZIE, had to bump up calories burned to stay there. I still sometimes go over by about 30 calories, but I'm still seeing size progress instead of weight.

    Congrats on being almost to the 50 mark! Feels good, doesn't it? I'm about there, too! emoticon
    2470 days ago
    You are doing great!

    My favorite breakfast is scrambles eggs with veggies.

    DH does onions, garlic, cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, green beans, mushrooms and more or varied veggies drizzled with olive oil, salt and pepper, baked, usually on the grill in foil. I use leftovers by putting them in a frying pan, heating, then adding 2-3 stirred up eggs for each cup or so veggies and scrambling.
    I make a big patch on the weekend and put it in individual containers (freeze some) that I microwave in the morning before work.

    I don't actually know the calories and hope that hubby isn't too heavy handed with the olive oil.=) Other than that it's just veggies and eggs. Tasty and filling.

    Sometimes I have a 100 sandwich thins with it.
    2470 days ago
    All you can do is take it one day at a time and one step at a time. You are doing great and congrats on the weight loss.
    2470 days ago
    wtg on your loss so far that is awesome..dang I have to stay between 1300-1600 cals a day but its pretty doable for I don't eat a big breakfast I know I should but old habits are hard to break..I gain if i eat anymore then 1400...grrrr..anyways onward to continued success good job my emoticon
    2470 days ago
    It's hard to imagine someday I'll be happy with 1400! I've got some work to do rearranging how I eat before then!
    2470 days ago
    Good luck with the adjustment! My range is 1410-1760 and I had to bump up calories burned after my 3 pound loss to stay here. I remember when I started SP I thought I would probably die, but I adjusted fairly quickly.

    You can do it! You somehow get used to it.
    2470 days ago
    I would love to eat 2000 calories and be okay, but.. I don't know if I could keep the courage to eat that much! LOL.
    2470 days ago
    It can be really hard to get used to a new calorie range, but after a few weeks it becomes automated again.
    2470 days ago
    You're doing GREAT!!! Keep up the good work...I try to remember when planning my meals "FOOD IS FUEL"....My favorite breakfast food (at the moment) is Old fashioned oats with 1/4 cup raisins, 1 tbl brown sugar and a pinch of allspice...YUM!
    2470 days ago
    It takes practice... Keep at it... emoticon
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    2470 days ago
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