I'm participating in a little contest, with first weigh in yesterday---so I went a little nuts over the weekend. Hence the starting weight of 234 on the above ticker thingy.
However, now I'm back on plan. But I'm revising my plan. I had just been worrying about calories, but what I did 3 years ago that worked much better was to count all calories except any vegetables---those are freebies. Aim for 1800 calories/day. Aim for 1/3 fat, 1/3 protein, 1/3 carbs in terms of percentage of diet. I use a fitday
software on my computer, as opposed to the online version. I love it...very good features for weight loss program. My biggest obstacle is that I live with a meat-itarian. However, it turns out that if there is more meat for him, he's fine with that. I'm not so good at limiting myself to a "deck of card" size piece of steak. Better to forego it for now.
Also, inspired by mivox, I am adding coconut oil
. The only reason I had never added it to my diet before is that I couldn't find it. I found some at Whole Foods today, but there was only the Virgin Coconut Oil, which is very coconutty. As it turns out, I love coconuts, so this isn't a problem, but I imagine I might
get sick of it after a while. Mivox claims there is another kind of coconut oil that is less flavorful, and I will be on the lookout for that.
I guess I feel that apprehension many people do about adding something fatty to a "diet"---I worry, what if it doesn't do what it's supposed to. I'm just brainwashed about FATS. I also worry because it tastes too good to be good for me. My first two uses:
1) Melt 1 Tbs of coconut oil in pot, add bean sprouts, onions, can of Amy's Organic black bean soup. Simmer. Very faint taste of coconut, hardly there at all. But if you don't like the smell, I'm gonna say right now, virgin coconut oil is not for you.
2) Traditional oatmeal. Boil water. Add 1 Tbs of coconut oil. Add oatmeal. Mmmmmm. This was really good. No need to add milk, and though it's not too sweet, it was easy to also not add sugar because it was not tasteless oatmeal, it was coconut oatmeal.