Saturday, August 8, 2020

Backing down the calories


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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