You're gonna need at least 1800 calories unless you want your body to go into starvation mode and slow down your metabolism as a result
Hmm, I would fit into this category too, eating 1350 a day ><
If I throw in my protein shakes i'll be at 1660 a day...
Keep it up!! I am about 4 months into my lifestyle change and I am loving it! I have managed to lose (as of this morning) 44lbs! I agree with Adam's suggestions of finding something you love. My love is cycling. Actually I bought a new bicycle last night!! This area has a ton of trails to ride. That has increased my love for it all.
I don't count my calories. I do however eat right. I have stayed away from fast food and every single thing I eat comes with thought. I do look at nutrition facts but I find it as more of a guide.
Now.....drinking. That is a touchy subject. Lol! That is one of the reasons I gained a tone of weight. All I drank was beer, and like you said, I would get the IDGAF attitude. It was usually a late night meal included as well. I ballooned to 335lbs! With that said I have almost stopped drinking beer all together. If I do it's the very low calorie ones (Select 55, MGD 64, or Ultra). What I have also grown an acquired taste for is Bacardi and Diet. It gets expensive but I take comfort in the fact that I'm not taking in nearly as many carbs.
Someone might debunk all my theories but the most imprtant thing is to do what is right for YOU!! Good luck and hang in there. It's SO worth it!
Yea I most definitely need to find something! I do have a truck now so I could take a bike where ever I wanted.
I've been trying to limit the amount I go out to bars, but it does happen. I've been trying to be good though. I was reading around and a shot of vodka alone still has around 100 cals, but like you mentioned it's a lot less carbs.
Sounds like I need to experiment with some liquors!
I agree. Some of us need that constant reminder to work hard and stay clean. It's rewarding to see it go the direction you want and gives motivation. When it goes the other way it's also motivation to work harder and get back on track.
Yup! I woke up today and felt kind of blah, like a bloated feeling. I was expecting to hop on the scale and see an increase due to that, but I weighed in at 245.6 pre-shit!
It also fun to weigh, take a shit, then weigh again - rofl.
Edit: Just looked at the Eating Plan I originally posted and it's a bit off. I'm actually eating 1230 cals a day, but really am never hungry.