Do any of you go through this? Recently? Why do you think it is?
I have the exercising down, which is laughable to me because that's usually the hard part for most. Sometimes I wonder if I sabotage myself on those workout days just because I'm not eating enough.
Anyone else as confused as I am about how many calories we need to be eating?
Everywhere I check, I'm at about 2,400cals to maintain my weight, obviously I want to lose, so then there is the talk of how much weight loss per week. Ideally, the most I can, safely, so 2lbs per week? I dunno...if we do that then my calories need to be decreased by 1,000 (3500=1lb) now that decrease can be all food, but since I like to workout and do at least 5 days per week, it would be better to just decrease food everyday by 500cals & burn 500cals. Sounds good, until I see my calorie intake and all I get to eat is roughly 1400cals!? That just doesn't seem right, is that enough food for how active I am? And in enters the confusion....do I increase calories on days I workout? Again, I have no idea. I guess it's time to slap the band back on and attempt to figure it out....
Self Sabatoge is something we have all done at some point. I can't tell you how to not do it anymore, because I don't really know how but I think by acknowledging it, maybe it helps in the long term. Maybe knowing the signs of what your gonna do or when your gonna do it, you can stop yourself before it happens.