Day 5 of 1500 calories a day
Thursday, April 26, 2012
This dieting lark seemed to be a doddle - weight loss is just a matter of calorific balance - if the calories going in are less that the calories used then weight loss will occur, fact.
I want to lose 2lb a week. Wiki-answers told me that it takes a deficit of 3500 calories to lose 1lb - so need to either reduce my calories taken in by 7000 a week or burn them off. SparkPeople report tells me that my BMR is 1700 odd calories a day. Working on these figures I could lose 2lb a week if I reduced my intake to 700 calories a day!!!!! Hmmm, I decided to settle for 1lb a week.
The problem with the calories in, calories out equation is that it doesn't take account of the brain. After only five days I feel like an alcohol or drug addict. I am obsessed with what is going to go in my mouth. My head is full of carbs and fat and calories and there's no time for the things I normally do. My brain is sabotaging my body. In an attempt to free my brain I'm writing all these obsessions down.
I want to eat bagels, cream cheese and salmon until I am so full that I feel uncomfortable and sick - how weird is that? I want a piece of wholemeal seeded buttered toast with peanut butter - my mouth is watering just thinking of it even though I know I'm not hungry and it will wreck my calories for the day. If I could distract myself from thinking about food then I might have more control - so I'm going to work now. The problem is that I love to eat without thinking about what is going in - but that has to change if I'm ever going to get into those jeans.