Sunday, January 19, 2020
Challenge

Backing down the calories

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Don’t you hate thinking you’re on the right track and then finding out that your understanding of it was all wrong?

One thing that I started on last year was to try to keep better track of my calories.  So, I was using an online calorie counter but, as an I.T. worker, I know that bad input data yields bad outputs.  Well, my input was wrong.

All this time, I have been blissfully ignorant, thinking that, to lose an average of 1 pound per week, with regular exercise, I would be able to eat 2700 calories a day to reach my goal.

However, it appears that, in actuality, I should be eating closer to 2200 calories.

Aaargh!  Do you know what kind of enjoyment came with the extra 500 calories?

Honestly, I should be able to do 2200 calories without starving.  For example, I could do a 500-calorie breakfast, a 500-calorie lunch, and 800-calorie dinner and still have 400 calories to snack and stay within my limits.

So, it’s time to change my caloric intake but, I have to be honest — I sure am going to miss those 5oo calories.

JP Smith
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