I'm having huge problems eating enough. I try and I try and I try! I've been eating a lot mono, seems to work better, but for lunch I made this : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwwvHz1ELb0
It was so great to begin with, sweet and just perfect. After half of it I was choking on it. So I could only eat about 300 calories, thats not enough!! Any good tips?
By far the easiest way to get in the calories is with datorade. You can also skip the greens for a few weeks until you get used to the volumes of food.
Self-discipline. Neuroscience tells us that willpower grows from exercising it, just like muscles. Self-discipline and willpower are the key.
Indeed. People say "listen to your body." Well if you have shrunk your stomach thanks to years of eating high-density oils and meats and cheese and grease and crackers and crap, you can't exactly trust your body to tell you how much "enough" is. Obviously one shouldn't hurt oneself, but realize that at first, it is a stretching issue.
-Don't graze. Big meals. Don't snack.
-Keep it as mono as possible.
-If bananas and dates don't give you problems, load up on those until you're ready for melons and whatnot.
Your body knows more than you give it credit for. If you had a debilitating pain in you leg, would you just keep running? No, it would be your signal to stop, check things out. Maybe it's just a pulled muscle, maybe it's broken.
We shouldn't force food down to the point of puking, in my opinion. Your stomach will stretch over time-- that's a fact. But telling someone that willpower is the only thing you need to keep yourself on this diet is just sad-- where is the joy in that?
Yep, we need to use all of our senses to make good decisions.
Yes I am definitely going to look into that. Thanks.
I completely disagree with the vagueness of Aria's post... if you aren't getting in enough calories you need to conserve your energy and stick to extremely light exercises like walking (if you feel you can handle it).
Do not start doing intense cardio until you can get enough calories in, and once you do manage to get enough calories in, make sure to start off very light by running 1km or less, build yourself up slowly and gradually.
Not promoting meat, but the below video should hopefully give you some insight to what I'm talking about.
Interesting knowledge about tigers, not nice seeing them in a cage though.
I'd say give yourself time. It takes practice learning how to eat larger quantities of high water content foods. Gently stretch your stomach over time, and be patient with yourself. No need to "force' anything.
Increase muscle mass -> create nutritional demand -> eat and drink more.
Sleep more, concentrate on high calorie fruits, expand your stomach slowly, calm down, relax, you're amazing, you know you can do it.
Thanks for a nice reply.