If I am being honest, at one point – I probably was!
When I first started on my health journey, with the intention of making lifestyle changes, one of the first things I needed to do was look at my dietary plan.
Or, rather… the lack of one.
You see, I ate whatever I felt like eating. I also ate whenever I felt like eating. I didn’t pay much attention to what it was or how much it was. While I never felt like I was eating too much, I continued to gain weight, or at least maintain being overweight.
I tried portion control, but I still ate what I wanted, when I wanted. While I may not have eaten as much in one sitting, I was still eating far too much.
Getting Educated on Calorie Intake
One of the first things I had to do was to learn some shit. I’m not going to lie to you… this is one hell of a process. There is so much information floating around, and so much of it seems so very tailored to this program or that product or some influencer. No wonder we are so damned fat these days! Finding the really good, solid information is hard!
I started with trying to figure out what my caloric goals should be. Yeah, that was a mess too. Did you know there are 3 different ways to measure that stuff? Which one is which, right?
Ultimately, I was able to determine that my current weight was a result of consuming roughly 3400 calories a day, while my goal weight would only require 2400 calories a day. Damn! I was eating 1000 more calories a day than I needed! No wonder I was FAT!
Once I determined what I was doing versus what I should be doing, I was then able to make course correction. I’m not going to tell you that this was the easiest thing in the world to do. Nope… it sucked, at least in the beginning.
Here’s the thing though… we adapt. Our bodies, our minds, and even our appetites all adapt. Once I learned how much to eat, and WHAT to eat, suddenly I wasn’t feeling the need to eat all the time. I could still enjoy food, and still do… but I could better maintain what I wanted instead of doing something so mindlessly.
As a result, I have lost over 40 pounds and I am STILL losing along the way. I am healthier, able to do more, feel younger, and have a shit ton more energy than ever. I feel like I lost at least 10 years along with the weight!
If you are struggling like I did to gain traction in actually losing weight, maybe you need to figure out where you need to be and aim better that way.
You may just be eating enough for two people, and if you keep that up – you could well become the size of two people along the way.
Make the change now!
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Either way, I wish you the best in your efforts! I only wish I had started sooner!