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!
Anyone else see the pattern here?
The follow is what I 'heard'.
' I eat foods I regret eating'
' I think eating 500cals a day is enough (3 apples + bag of grapes) and I eat Mum's foods not cos Im hungry but cos I have emotional eating things I need to work out'.
' I want a fitter toned body but have not motivation to do the activities that create that'.
Thats the vicious cycle people get into:
*They dont eat enough good carbs so they can stay away from the junk. (Sorry Nan but the foods you make contribute to cancer, heart disease and stroke! They are junk!).
*People don't eat enough daily carb cals to do the activities that build the tight buns, toned legs, trim stomach, good posture etc.
*They think 'stretching the stomach' means getting a fat gut like this guy lol!
When in actual fact it means so you can live the lifestyle that builds this sort of easily attainable and sustainable stomach.
Over the past few days of following this thread, I have to let my ego go a little bit. I have learned a lot from everyone, and I finally can see the pattern as well. It is hard to see what everyone else does when you have tunnel vision. I was making an excuse to eat cooked food, I was not eating or drinking nearly enough, I want a fit body but don't want to workout because I don't have the energy, and I don't sleep enough.
Yup. I see it now. It looks silly when I read it back to myself. Forget weight loss and all that other junk that doesn't matter. My health, my life, I am what matters.