Re: Weird habits sabotaging weight loss?
Thanks tUrRrRa for the reply =)
Hmm... when I have the jello cups with the fruit, they're not sugar free. I sort of try to avoid artificial sweeteners =\ Occasionally white bread, but usually like whole grain or something brownish. They're always like, small sandwiches. I usually tear off most of the bread anyway. I think it's possible I'm just not eating enough and my body is storing everything... ??? I did some more research of this. During the first week, I was starving almost because I was just eating lunch and a small dinner. But I thought it was just because my body WANTED food, not NEEDED food. I'm afraid I can't really tell the difference!! I do bring packed things and I don't do fast food, when I do it's 6 inch subway chicken with like no mayo and such like that.
I'm just afraid that because I didn't eat a whole lot in the first place, it's going to be hard to cut down to lose weight before my body hits the point of "omg I'm not eating enough SAVE EVERYTHING NOW." but I want to cut out calories so I LOSE it.
I even bought a rowing machine and now do 30 minutes of it at the 6 resistance (out of 12) in addition to the regular 25 minute workouts. So I'm up to about an hour a day...
I think I may need to add snacks during the day so my body doesn't think it's starving? I don't really know. Dinner definitely varies, I can definitely not give any good example. Sometimes it's the subway chicken, but it's with good bread, no mayo or condiments except the sweet onion sauce, and it's 6 inch. It should be under 375 calories, I just pile it up with veggies. Sometimes I make a bowl of veggies and add some olive oil (for the monounsaturated fats) or italian dressing and a bit of fresh cheese... sometimes I go out to eat, but I always get things like small proteins and salads with not too much dressing, or maybe long grain wild rice... I don't get any fried things or pastas or breads or anything, and I hardly go out anymore anyway. I've had sushi a few times, which I wont because it's not terribly filling. I got qdoba one day... I calculated its calories on the website though, and it was about 600 calories, and that was all I had for the whole day because I slept until 6pm and it was really filling. heh. ... Supposedly protein fills you up, but most of the time it really doesn't for me.
You're right, I should keep a food journal, because yeah, I don't really know what I eat for dinner. haha. I don't drink anything except water or maybe tea with Stevia (it's a natural 0 calorie sweetener). I exercise at night actually a bit before bed, does that matter too much?
Do you think just like maybe a couple of snacks would do the trick? Just to put something in my stomach so it doesn't think it's starving?