Originally posted by simone50m
reply to post by MysticPearl
Hi thanks. My mother told me to drop grains, because she did, many years ago, and lost weight. (It was a temporary diet for her though, not a
Here is what I was eating prior to this. Pizzas of all kinds, resteraunt and frozen. Cereals, breads, snacks.
I HATE vegetables.
But decided to make myself eat them.
That's a little clearer. What you did is cut your caloric consumption by about 70-80%, which is far too much. You didn't really cut out too many
grains, as most of what you cut out was processed food, or simply unhealthy. The processed and unhealthy food you were eating contains more calories
then natural food, so your caloric intake was even higher than it should have been, and dropped even more then you probably thought it would. You're
not eating enough for your body to run effectively.
If you want to lose weight, I'll give some tips.
1),Don't eat out, eat pizza, processed cereals or frozen food. Start cooking healthier, natural food.
2)Spread out your meals. Eat less, about the size of your fist each sitting, but eat 5-7 times per day, about 2-3 hours apart. Keeps the metabolism
3)Do something active everyday, as simply as walking at a brisk pace for 20 mins will help.
4) Remember, your metabolism runs on energy, meaning it needs food to digest and do its job. 10% of what you eat is burned by digestion. You need to
feed you metabolism to have it run quickly, and burn more calories.
I see what you did, and have seen it often. You cut out all unhealthy foods, but didn't replace them with anything healthy. Your body is starving.
Start cooking for yourself, Space out meals. Don't rely on your microwave, restaurants, or take-out. That is what is unhealthy, along with pasta,
pizza, and sugary cereal. Look online for healthy recopies and snacks. Livestrong.com is a great place to start. Or google "low calorie recopies". If
you simply replace what you were eating, with natural foods, and still ate the same amount, you'd lose weight simply by the reduction in calories.
Everything you were eating, is packed with more calories then its natural alternative.
edit on 24-9-2011 by MysticPearl because: (no reason