Any tips for losing weight? I have a tendency to overeat and it's killing me. I used to be 140 pounds and now I'm 163! It's really making me unhappy. My plan is to eat about 1000 calories defficient every day spread out over three meals (which means I'm hungry for about an hour before I eat each meal; my metabolism is slow). I wouldn't be packing all my calories into those meals, instead I would be eating normal meals that often every day.
Oatmeal for breakfast (no addition, no sugar, just oatmeal) 170 calories
Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich on sprouted wheat bread 300 calories
Rice, Beans & Corn on a plate, plain without any additions 280 calories
I know many people would recommend against eating 750 calories in a day, but it's really individual. The main thing is not to get really really really hungry too often because that will greatly slow down your metabolism. I mean, when I was 180 pounds eating whatever I was consuming maybe 3000 calories a day, and then on my diet I was only eating about 1500 calories a day and after a few days my metabolism slowed down (maybe to 2200 calories burned a day) but I was still losing about 2-3 pounds a week and that was fine. Also your metabolism is boosted by excercize, so you can run for 10-20 minutes if you're hungry instead of snacking to keep your metabolism up.
Sorry for going on about this. I try to eat healthy. I don't eat junk food, just good food. I try to eat whole foods too. But yeah, I can't stay on track. I don't know why, and it kills me. I overeat. If I do fine for 2 days and have a total of 1500 calories defficient I may overeat the next day and consume 2500 excess calories. It's
ing, I know! I hate it! And that always happens when I snack. I have a little snack and I worry about it, and because I worry I eat to run away. It's really stupid. But I can control it with three meals a day. I'm looking for some assurance. My doctor said it was fine last time I talked to him, I just want some other support.