Wednesday, March 27, 2013

How Much Are You Eating?

I have a challenge for you! Yes, I know my last challenges haven't gone so well, but this one is TOTALLY on you.

For ONE DAY! Yup, just one day. I want you to eat exactly what you do everyday and record it. Especially the calories.

Before last week I was eating pretty much three times a day. Healthy meals. Lots of water. The way I thought it was supposed to go...

Well, last week I got worried I wasn't eating enough. It's happened before, not on purpose, and I was kind of shocked to realize it. A lot of people have the mindset, "if I eat less I'll lose weight", but that is completely the opposite! If you're not eating enough you're body will fight you and it wont let you lose weight because it will hold on to EVERYTHING!

With that said, I don't have that mindset and didn't the first time I realized I wasn't eating enough either.

It's vitally important to eat enough calories, good healthy calories. You start eating less then what your body needs and things start shutting down. Organs start shutting down.

So for ONE DAY last week I tracked what I was eating. It was healthy, but it wasn't enough. I barely made it to 1100 calories. BARELY! That is BAD!!!

The next day I did something different. I went from eating three times a day to eating five times. This week I have been eating six times a week. Breakfast, snack, Lunch, snack, Dinner, snack. Now I know some of you are looking at this and thinking... THAT IS A LOT OF FOOD!!! But not really. It's a lot of vegetables, but over all smaller portions of everything else.

Let me tell you... I have had more energy in just a week then I have in some time and that is saying something considering I am SO TIRED.

That's my challenge. Look at what you're eating and how much. Change from eating only three times a day to five or six times a day. Look at your 1/4 cup of broccoli and realize it's not enough! Eat 4 cups of broccoli!

Now I'm gonna go eat lunch. :)

Until Next Time!


  1. This is SO true! Eating at least 5 times a day also means you eat less at your main meals. I used to feel full after nearly every meal. That's overeating! Now I just don't feel hungry after eating, but I hate that "full" feeling.