Out of all the 2 diets, I have been on. The simple calorie cutting was the most lasting. When I tried the weight watchers diet, I bounced back in two weeks all the 20lb I lost. When I tried the simple calorie cutting (at a healthy rate) the weight was off for months.
Now when you start a calorie counting diet or even weight watchers, it is easiest when you first go on the diet. No only are you not worn down due to months of saying no to splurges, but you have a higher amount of calories you can eat each day.
If I were at my ideal weight, I would need to eat about what I am eating starting out on the diet in order to maintain weight. I might adopt some Weight Watchers techniques, such as not needing to count the Fruits and Vegetables in the tracking system. That would be later on. Right now it is easier for me to stay within the limitations.
I am also thinking of incorporating a cheat day, that is one day (a month and later once a week) where I do not count calories.
I have been attempting to lose weight by just eating one big meal a day, and only small snacks the other times. If you go to an American Resturant they feed you about a whole day worth of calories in one meal (most of them do.) So I decided to take advantage of that big meal, so I could eat what I wanted and just eat less the rest of the day. I got this idea from a K-pop diet trend, but I made it milder. The One-Big-Meal a day trend in K-pop means you only eat that one big meal. My version is one restaurant sized meal followed by sneaks. I was losing weight with this technique, but only about 1lb per month.
So I decided to take advantage of that big meal, so I could eat what I wanted and just eat less the rest of the day. I got this idea from a K-pop diet trend, but I made it milder. The One-Big-Meal a day trend in K-pop means you only eat that one big meal. My version is one restaurant sized meal followed by sneaks throughout the day. I was losing weight with this technique, but only about 1lb per month… because I guess I am eating too many snacks.
Let’s face it, it is easier to focus on eating once a day than to have to worry about three meals. Why not take advantage of the huge portions our society gives out instead of throwing away so much.
Research suggests the approach can lead to greater weight loss, better cognitive health, improved glucose metabolism, even a longer lifespan, Moskal says, citing a 2010 study published in the International Journal of Obesity.
However, many studies say otherwise. Moskal cites a Journal of Cardiac Failure study that found rats subjected to intermittent fasting developed stiffened heart tissue, sapping the organ’s ability to pump blood effectively.
However, I am not completely trying the One-Meal-a-Day Diet. I am just having one meal that is much larger than the rest. As in all diet studies, there is evidence going both ways.
So my one bigger meal today was a sub from Jimmy Johns. Sometimes I eat half the sub and the other half later (as when I get Jimmy Johns it is because they have the cheapest delivery cost so I have a fridge to store the food in.)
Other snacks were Whole Milk mixed with Green Superfood and Matcha. (Vitamin C and A.) I drink Whole Milk due to countless studies that say it is more filling and the fat in it lets you process the calories in the milk better so it does not turn to fat.
My sister offered me a very very mini chocolate ice cream cone that was only 70 calories and before I decided to diet starting today I had one small round donut.
Later today I will have an Apple, and that leaves 238 other calories to eat. I plan on figuring out something for those 238 calories or else I will be even hungrier tomorrow. Which is why I was unable to not eat the whole Jimmy Johns sub at once. Yesterday I was trying to lose weight without tracking, but today I decided it is best to keep track.
I wish I could save up the calories I don’t eat in a day to use at other times during the week. The thing that got me off the Weight Watchers diet is that I hadn’t cheated the whole 6 months, but I really wanted a cookie and I didn’t have enough weekly splurge points to cover it. So on a whim, I let go of the diet.
I need to find a site that will tell me the number of calories in food I cook.