Since I have not had major weight loss since the summer I was sure my calories must be going over my physical need and this would explain the slow loss.
I am shocked to find out just the opposite must be happening!!!!
I probably have been consuming WAY to little of calories and therefore my body is holding on to very last bit of energy I have been giving it to prepare for a famine!
Why do I think this?????
Since starting to track; just yesterday (I know my prediction may be premature), I have been having to eat a lot more than I usually do in order to reach my calorie intake number.
I feel STUFFED like a turkey eating all I need to!!!! (that is for my American friends!)
So far today I have consumed just over 900 calories and I only have supper and maybe a snack left to have.....right now I am so full that I can't imagine that I will want a snack.
This is what I have had to eat....
1 cup Steel Cut Oats 150 cal.
1/2 Banana 63 cal.
1 tbsp. Almond Butter 101 cal.
1/4 cup 2% milk 31 cal.
2 tsp. maple syrup flakes 10 cal.
Honey crisp Apple 125 cal.
1 oz. Havarti Cheese 106 cal.
6 Mary's Organic Crackers 66 cal.
1 whole egg 75 cal.
3 egg whites 51 cal.
9 Tater Tots 150 cal.
Supper is going to be Vegetarian Pizza on Gluten Free Crust...I like to load my pizza with every veggie in the fridge and very little cheese...so this meal is not going to take me to 1800 calories...according to Sparks Nutrition Tracker my pizza will be approximately 550 calories (this is being generous) leaving me with about 400 more calories to get in after that.....I really don't know how I am going to do that!!!
This is really not a terrible thing to have to face but is very interesting!!!
I have said all this just to say that I am going to continue to track my calories and make sure I am eating enough.....and hopefully the scale will continue to move down and even more quickly!!!
Just so you know....1800 calories may sound like a lot of calories to some and it does to me too but I have to remind myself that I am still nursing a baby at least 6 times a day if not more often....so I can not lower my intake.