It's not about the calories, it's about the mental effort. Too much. I eat food that makes me happy and fills me. Math can suck my baaaaalls. I don't want the act of eating to be a next source of depression.goddamn that's a lot of calories
like, 2988 calories per meal?
you need @It's HK-47 to whup your ass into shapeIt's not about the calories, it's about the mental effort. Too much. I eat food that makes me happy and fills me. Math can suck my baaaaalls. I don't want the act of eating to be a next source of depression.
Also, one of the best things you can do to help you stick to a new nutrition plan isn't to completely hack out all of the foods you used to enjoy, but find ways to keep taking a hatchet to the calories that go into those meals at any available opportunity. One of my biggest weaknesses used to be tuna melt sandwiches, and when I buckled down to make the change and commit myself to permanently losing excess body fat, having to give those up would have floored me.
I refused to give them up, so instead I sat down and pored over different ideas until I found a way to both reduce the calorie cost for each sandwich, and still keep the portion sizes hefty enough to where it didn't feel like I was eating a Polaroid of a sandwich. The size and portions for each tuna melt changed alarmingly little, but the number of calories in each of the new sandwiches became almost 1/4th of the original.
Just in this one meal alone I was able to hack out an enormous 850 calories just by adjusting the recipe, finding a way to use and season Greek Yogurt as a stand-in for mayonnaise, and removing butter altogether. I can't say that the recipe doesn't taste profoundly different, because it does, but the point remains that after awhile my tastebuds slowly began to acclimate to the new recipe until I'd reached the point where I actually prefer having it that way, now.Original Tuna Melt Recipe
1 Can of tuna, in oil (160 Calories)
~3 Tablespoons of Mayonnaise (300 Calories)
4 Slices of generic white bread (80 Cal. per slice, 240 cal. total)
2 Slices processed American cheese (60 Cal. per slice, 120 cal. total)
Roughly 1 Tsp of butter per side of each sandwich (~400 Calories!)
Calorie Total: ~1,220 or ~610 Calories per sandwich.New Tuna Melt Recipe
1 Can of tuna, in water (100 Calories)
~1 Tbsp Greek Yogurt (~5 Calories, if even.)
1 Tbsp Vinegar (0 Calories)
A sprinkle of salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper (~5 Calories, if even)
4 Slices of Oatmeal Bread (45 Cal. per slice, 180 cal. total.)
1/2 Slice processed American Cheese per sandwich (60 Calories)
Spritz of cooking spray per side of each sandwich (0 Calories)
Calorie Total: ~350 Calories or ~175 Per sandwich.
Either way, I was able to keep one of my favorite foods in the roster, and I did this sort of thing to every single thing that I used to eat. If you keep making these small adjustments over and over again to the sorts of foods that you know you already love, you can very easily incorporate them into your new eating habits while taking massive chunks of their original calorie counts out of the equation.
It's not about the calories, it's about the mental effort. Too much. I eat food that makes me happy and fills me. Math can suck my baaaaalls. I don't want the act of eating to be a next source of depression.
I had an ex so skinny the fucker couldn’t float. You’re not alone, and remember, when going by boat- always travel with a fat chick.I started to work out ninety minutes a day on my days off stretch. I am now 142 lbs. I never dreamed that I would be this thin.
I went swimming for the first time in like forever. Holy moly I am not so buoyant anymore. It takes a lot of work to stay above water. I remember when swimming and treading water used to be easy as pie, but not anymore. I had absolutely no difficultly free diving unlike when I was a fat fuck when I could not get down even with a ten-pound weight belt. I will work more on my swimming technique. I think I might just do the snorkel, mask, and fin 300-meter swim test instead of the 200-meter unassisted one.
Okay, I decided it's time last week. Exercising five days a week and on a strict 1500 calorie a day diet. I realized...other than the occasional false hunger pangs and the weird feeling of being satisfied as opposed to full (which I deal with using water or dark leafy greens if they turn out not so fake) it's not so bad. I can still eat what I like, provided I'm careful with portion sizes and I just feel...better in general. Hell, I went out to eat TWICE Sunday and I stayed within my caloric intake. First time in YEARS I've taken leftovers home from a restaurant. Goal is to maintain the diet until July 4th and then allow myself a 2000 calorie day. It is a holiday, after all.
Oh, they're not locked in yet. But forcing myself to eat like a human being instead of horking it all down like a starving dog goes a long way towards feeling full. I'm actually surprised that I have the amount of willpower I've exhibited, though. I thought it'd be way harder.It really is surprising how easily it all falls into place once you get the good habits locked in.
Have you given intermittent fasting a go? Essentially, giving yourself a set schedule- say 3:30pm thru 11:30pm- to which you will confine your consumption of food. Even if you consume a similar amount of calories in the time period to what you might otherwise, this can aid in forcing the discipline to actually have a proper meal, whatever that meal may be composed of, rather than snacking.Kiwis, I'm fat.
I have a solid idea of what to do (if it's wrong, then I'll learn from my own mistakes).
Give me your advice on stopping snacking/supplementing snacking. My usual idea is sandwiches (just basic bread and kielbasa stuff). I suspect that my carb intake already adds to my sedentary life. How should I wean off it and what were your method to stop yourself from snacking?
If you like food that fills, then perhaps increasing your fiber intake will do you good.It's not about the calories, it's about the mental effort. Too much. I eat food that makes me happy and fills me. Math can suck my baaaaalls. I don't want the act of eating to be a next source of depression.