Please don't yell at me for posting this, but I have read through numerous discussions on the importance of getting enough calories. I understand that, however; I feel WORSE on more calories. I feel sick when I try to eat anything near 2000 calories. I absolutely believe that living 100% raw fruit and veg is the way to go, but I'm small so why do I have to eat alot?
I'm short and have a small frame so it doesn't take much to get me full. Plus I am trying to lose weight/fat so why overeat? Stats: Currently 5'0, 125 lbs(I think - I stopped weighing myself - it kinda drove me nuts), and I'm 21. I don't do much exercise because I never feel like I want to. I do go to college with a giant campus so I walk everywhere.
I am not 100% yet because I seem to always give in when I go home and my mom has a home cooked meal made. That is due to my own issues of relating my mom's dishes to positive memories and feelings in which I give in. That's a whole separate issue I need to control.
Today I had three apples and an entire bag of grapes. I don't plan on eating for the rest of the night. I'm stuffed. That's a good thing right? Facts and what people say tell me that this is wrong and not enough, but my body is saying otherwise. I'm SO confused!
Wow, you had a mini watermelon and 7 bananas?! Good for you! I'm pretty sure if I tried that my face would explode. I agree that 1000 cals of fruit is way better than calories of peanut butter or chips. My thing though is why do I even have to practice stretching my stomach to accommodate more food? It feels fine the way it is...
If you don't get in enough nutrients, your body will start eating itself. True story. Also, check out Adam's response in this topic, it might give you some insights.
I'd switch the order there, watermelons first and than the nanas!
WM is best when consumed alone on an empty stomach.
haha i was going to say the exact same thing :)
Your replies are very sympathetic and kind. Thank you for that. I know that a lot of people here already have it figure it out so all this stuff is as simple as 1+1=2. It is really nice to talk to someone who is understanding. I will definitely take your advice and do smaller calorie meals more often throughout the day until I can stretch my stomach out a bit.
the idea is that you burn off a lot of calories in movement/exercise. exercise is a vital part of the 8-1-1 lifestyle to be as healthy as you can be.
on the other hand, if your digestion is compromised, it might be tough to get that many (i can't seem to eat enough calories). if this is the case, you shouldn't push it too hard with eating a lot.
be sure to exercise, it's hard to start a routine, but once you do you will see that it makes you feel good. you will be hungrier and you will eat more (but you will lose your excess fat weight)
Ok so even if I have zero motivation to workout, I should just force myself to work out and eventually I will like it and in return eat more because I am hungrier?
You have zero motivation because you're undereating.
Up your cals and motivation will come.
aha, again i was going to say the same thing. twinsies? :D