I have so many questions..please HELP!!
Monday, January 26, 2015
So since I weigh 300 pounds, and I have set my goal at losing 60 pounds by next January; I' am given a calorie range of 1840- 2190. I average it to about 2000 (which is a 600 calorie deficient according to my BMR) calories a day. I make my breakfasts, lunches, and dinners as healthy as possible, and follow the serving sizes. I have also added a lot of healthier options to my diet; whole grains, lean protein, fruits, veggies, sugar free jello, fiber one bars, ect, ect. But I also have a few things that are not really nutritious, but are not too bad in calories; snack cakes, a serving of dark chocolate, skinny cow ice cream bars, and a 12 oz pop here and there. I am finding a pattern over the last month that almost half of my daily calories are coming from snacks. I feel very satisfied with eating the way I am, compared to how I used to. I use to feel like crap all the time because of how badly I ate, and how much junk I consumed. I have lost 4 pounds already in 12 days from eating this way, but I am scared that maybe I am still eating too much, even though I always stay within my spark calorie range. People who have lost at least 100 pounds, how did you start out on your journey? Did you eliminate all unhealthy food or did you just learn to eat in moderation? Did you snack a lot as I do? I started on SP January 8th and I have just been trying to learn how to make better choices for myself and how to stick with these choices. I know obviously that if I cut out all junk, and eat only healthy, whole foods that I will lose weight more quickly. I am not ready for that big of a change yet, though I know that I will be eventually :) I am focused on making smaller changes that I can stick with and change permanently. So what I am asking is how were you successful in the beginning of your journey? People whose starting weight is close to mine, I want to know what your typical diet looked like when you first started becoming successful!