So I’ve been on this “diet” for about a month now. So far so good, I’ve lost about 11 pounds and have been feeling better. I really like the way that My Fitness Pal tracks stuff, and gives you a (reasonable) guideline. It’s the best site I’ve ever tried to use, and I think that I can actually stick with using it.
I’m doing Nutrisystem right now, but I don’t think I’ll be sticking with that. It’s been very helpful, in that everything is the perfect portion, and nutritionally balanced. But oof, it’s expensive. I’ve been on it for this month, and I’ll also do next month but then I’m going to rely on mfp and the rules that I know but never use. :D
Anyway, it’s working and I’m readjusting my idea of portion sizes (again). I feel that I will actually stick with it, which is unusual for me a month in.
So Tuesday was my birthday (YAY!) and we went out to dinner at a place we lovingly refer to as the House ‘O Meat – a brazilian steakhouse where waiters with skewers of meat wander around and fill your plate when you’re not looking. Let’s just say that the first chunk of meat was all that was necessary. :D
Anyway, I knew I was going to overindulge, planned on it even, and that was ok. It was wonderful, I was way too full and had way too much meat. The sides and rolls they have are delicious and the meat is perfection.
The next morning? I felt like I had a hangover, and I didn’t even have any booze. To me, that’s really interesting. I’ve been eating 1400ish calories for most of a month. Tuesday night’s extravagance was way more than that. I tossed 3K on dinner for mfp purposes, but I really have no idea and it might have been more. It’s interesting how cruddy I felt the next day. So, if I eat only the amount my body needs, I feel better? What a revelation!