I usually don't write, but I really need help doing this in a smart way.
I'm just a beginner at this (about 3 weeks) and I would like to keep eating this way. I was drawn to eating 811 for physical health but also because it's supporting me in dealing with a great deal of stress/negativeness right now. I already feel better :)
I won't hide the fact that I would also really like to lose some weight, which brings me to my question: The book says that I will achieve that by a calorie-deficit (p.147) but so many successful people here say that it's better to eat way more calories (and are fit); what should I do?
I don't work out at the moment, but I would really like to start. I'm 5'5" and 130lb. I feel my best when I'm about 120lb.
Should I aim for 1200 calories/day (120x10) or much more?
Thanks so much for the time you take to help. It's so very appreciated.
Thanks so much for your help.
I have to say that I will be happily suprised if I lose weight eating that much. It seems to work for others but... anyways it's definitely worth a try!
Thanks so much for your advice! You seem like you are a successful 811er :)
I just quickly looked at your blog and I was wondering how long it took for you to really see a change in your figure. Just curious :)
I would love to finally start working out! In all honesty, the only thing stopping me is that I'm still trying to find something I will love and that I can do during the coming winter (I see you're from BC so you understand...) I love running but I don't think I could keep it up with all the snow. I hate gyms with a passion (it makes me feel like a hamster in it's little wheel). So I'm still looking around for different options.
Thanks for the tips about fruits. I just found out this summer that there is an awesome fruit and vegetables wholesaler near my house. And since people can't recognize real ripe fruits, they are usually on the discount counter (like 12 ripe bananas for 2$!)
Anyways... I'm really excited about the whole thing!