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Day 2 - Feelin' Good

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Yesterday I had a problem I haven't had for a while. I needed to eat more. When I finished tracking I had consumed about 900 calories. I wasn't starving at the end of the day either. I felt satisfied. I ate about every 3 hours having a small meal whenever those initial signs of hunger started showing. I drank about 80 ounces of water without even thinking about it. I stopped my water intake a few hours before going to bed because I didn't want to be getting up to go to the bathroom all night. Overall a good day except for one problem. I felt old and tired.

My joints were achy, I felt lethargic and it felt like one brain fart after another. I also had a bit of a headache all day. I was concerned that this would continue to be a problem for the next few weeks until I adjust to my new eating plan. Thankfully today is going much better. I hope it continues...
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  • KAMK1C
    It's good to know others have experienced the same thing. I'm so use to ignoring signals and eating until I'm stuffed. Now that I'm really paying attention I still don't quite trust my body when it tells me it's not hungry. I think I need more when I don't really want more. I really just need to look at the caloric intake requirement as more of a guideline than a rule so I don't feel like I need to force myself to eat more when I'm not hungry. Hopefully by continuing this new lifestyle this will all become second nature.
    2221 days ago
    Here, here. Good to hear you're having a better day. There will be ups and downs in the first 21 - 30 days if you follow the pattern of most people who have converted to fat-burners.

    Stay with it and ride out the storms, they become few and the scale and NSV become greater.

    My caloric intake dropped dramatically when I just started listening to my body - I first had to distinguish between cravings and hunger, once I got that worked out, I just started eating less.

    Another consideration is the daily calorie concept. That is just one way (scale) to measure caloric inputs and outputs. Because I can go up or down on any given day, I started thinking about my inputs and outputs on a weekly basis.

    But that is only if you are measuring calories. If I can eat only when hungry, I find I eat a lot less.

    The other consideration is that I am losing about 2 pounds per week on average - that's 7,000 calories that are being burned by my body that I have previously eaten and then subsequently stored, I don't have to eat them now.

    So my dietary inputs should be at least 7,000 calories/week less than my outputs (burning).

    Stay Strong
    2222 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/22/2012 2:44:49 PM
  • ADZY86
    I used to worry about that all the time, and then was eating more than my hunger was wanting. Now if I go way below my calorie limit just because I'm not hungry, I don't stress about it. Because other days I'm ravenous and my calories go up. I think you should just listen to your body and give it what it needs.
    2222 days ago
    I've had a number of those day. I used to bump up my calories with a big salad with full fat dressing. Now I don't worry about it, I figure with good food and supplements I'm getting my nutrition, and the necessary calories are coming off my hips just like I want them to.
    2223 days ago
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