Is it just me, or is it surprisingly difficult to get a net calorie total for the day as a happy medium (1200-1600)?
I gotta ask because this drives me craaaazy. I guess I just like healthy food “too much” and yet also have a tendency to overeat in the evenings. Because especially when I’m hitting the treadmill regularly, I have the HARDEST time having a sensible net calorie number. Like today, I did an hour on the treadmill, and ate breakfast, lunch, and two snacks so far… and my net calories currently sits at -127. >:(
It’s almost dinner time, and I usually have an evening snack but how in the heck am I to get to net 1200 or so without eating CRAP for dinner? I’m not starving myself*, I eat when I’m hungry, I eat what looks good. We just keep a lot of healthy stuff around. So basically, I keep having days like this where I work out around midday and eat sensibly in the morning and afternoon and either end up way too low on calories or let the fact that I’m so low on calories turn into a stupid excuse to order pizza and end up way too high on calories.
*sigh* So I guess I’ll just admit, this post is kind of just a rant. But I’m also really curious - does anyone else struggle with this? I know it sounds kind of ED-ish, but I’m really not happy with how low my calories are… but I feel like I eat all day and my net is so darn low. What the heck is going on here?! I’m so frustrated… does anyone else relate? And or have some suggestions? This is making me batty, especially because it’s probably part of why I’ve hit a plateau with my weight. All (polite) feedback welcome. <3
*I suppose in some senses I AM, but what I mean is that I’m not doing it on purpose.