No matter the plan... we all Blog to Lose!
I can't believe it has been 33 days. Today is my last "Recovery" Day DVD and next week starts month 2 of Insanity. I've been watching calories & making good choices. I just need to work on the stress/emotional eating issue. I know I use food to avoid things. Example for me is work. I'll have a task I need to do, but dread it so much that I grab my snacks and nibble to delay. I just need to find a way to avoid this trap when at work. I managed to succeed on Roni's Snack Free Evenings Challenge. I still don't eat after dinner most nights. That is why I posed the question of 3 meals no snacks vs 5-6 small meals. Thanks to Brandy's note I found that article and it seems it doesn't matter. What matters is eating healthy and keeping calories where they need be. After all the crazy calculators to figure out the number of calories to consume for weight loss I found this simple equation
Calculate your calorie goal
YOUR CURRENT WEIGHT X 12 = calories needed to maintain your weight
To lose 1 pound/week: Cut 500 calories/day
To lose 2 pounds/week: Cut 1,000 calories/day
Note: For healthy weight loss, we don't advise losing more than two pounds per week. If you calculate a daily calorie goal that's less than 1,200, set your calorie goal at 1,200 calories. Below that, it's hard to meet your nutrient needs—or feel satisfied enough to stick with a plan.
What I am taking into account is how to cut 500 a day. It could be a combo of diet and exercise. Right? It is so simple and frankly damn close to all the ones where I put in all the info. What do you think?