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Feeling better today. Down a couple pounds

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Hey Y'all!

I'm better today. I'm down a couple pounds too. I'm trying to figure out a plan that I can do that's not too restrictive. I know I need to track but I'm trying to decide to track calories vs macros. For some reason macros is harder for me. I think its because I have sensitivities to a lot of fats and proteins. Plus calories is just one number to track. LOL.

I'm looking for something that I can be happy with and that will get me results currently. I can always switch depending on my goals anyway, right? I'm thinking of tracking my meals in 400 calorie increments for now. There are so many books out there with 400 calorie meal ideas too which would be so helpful for me.

I really do need to work on my micronutrients more than anything else. I need to get me a good multi-vitamin and maybe have some kind of a fruit-veggie smoothie once a day or something? It would be nice to have a Ninja blender. This might be a birthday request this year. I got about $200 from parents last year, mine and Josh's because they're awesome! I'd love to get one then.

If I did 4 400 calorie meals a day that would be 1600 calories which is a deficit for me based on my BMR so weight loss would indeed happen.

My husband attended a time/management class and some of the examples she used was weight loss. She said we all have to find a zoom level we are comfortable with. When it comes to weight loss, success comes from a combo of a plan we can stick with and focusing on a certain goal we want to meet or shoot for whether its 5 pounds, 10 pounds or 1 pound. My husband absorbed that class like a sponge. LOL.

So for today. I slept through breakfast. LOL. So at lunch my meal was about 648 calories total. So for a snack I'll do another 400 and for dinner I'll do 400 and if I get hungry again, I'll try another 200 calorie snack for the day.
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    Get it girl!
    1558 days ago
    400 calories per meal sounds like a good plan but don't skip meals especially breakfast.
    1559 days ago
    Every person is different and you just have to experiment and find out what works best for you. I'm tracking calories and carbs and that's enough for me at this point but it might change as I go along.
    Great job on being down a few pounds.
    Keep up the good work.
    Oh btw, Ioooove my ninja. There is nothing that thing can't blend. I highly recommend it.
    1560 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/24/2016 5:47:46 PM
    I eat 3 meals under 500 calories and fill into 1800 calories with snacks, and I like eating smaller meals and snacking more frequently. I feel less hungry this way!
    1560 days ago
    It's really hard for people like you and me to find what works for us. What works for some people doesn't work for us. For instance, I, personally, can't eat whole grains due to celiac disease. They don't keep me satiated but cause my blood sugar to rise and crash and send me to the bathroom for the day. I also am lactose intolerant.

    I like your 400 calorie meal ideas. I think it would help because your blood sugar would be stable with eating around the same calories as long as you balance you carb/fat/protein intake. I take a vitamin too.
    1560 days ago
  • TINK9305
    Cheers to a healthy Wednesday!!!
    1560 days ago
    To lose weight and get your macros you should eat a balanced diet with whole grains. .milk..veggies..and fruits..dont skip meals as that could lead to binge eating instead eat whole grains carbs they will keep u satiated until your next meal
    1560 days ago
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