Can Magic Happen?
Eat more weigh less? Is that possible?
I had a very interesting experience yesterday. I began yesterday in the morning at a weight of 203 pounds. That is a whopping four pounds lighter than May 11 2014. So after almost a year, I am pretty much in the same boat.
I do not think that I am alone in this predicament. I know that I have advocated for no grain, but have experienced myself that is difficult to sustain on a long-term basis.
I have worked out pretty consistently just about every morning for months and have very little to show for it in terms of weight loss or body fat loss. I can see that I am getting stronger just based on the weight that I am lifting, but overall there has not been much of a change.
Yesterday I had what I thought might be somewhat of an epiphany. I thought about the fact that when it gets to evening time, I seem to get much hungrier. I thought maybe I am just not eating enough during the day and when it comes to dinner time, I have too much food because I have not had enough during the day time.
So while I was at the gym yesterday morning, I said you know what, I am going to have a bigger breakfast today. I am aware that the liver can only hold about 400 to 500 calories at one time and if you eat much more than that, then those extra calories of glucose are going straight to the fat cells, so I knew I wanted to have a good meal, but not so much that I could not move.
I also thought about doing basically the same throughout the day, so that by the time I got to dinner, I had already eaten enough calories for my body to know that all is well and you don’t need to eat that box of Oreos now.
I did this experiment yesterday. I will show you exactly what I had:
Your Food Diary For: Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Eat More Weigh Less Results
So check this out, despite having had close to if not a bit more than 2000 calories, today I weigh 3 pounds less! Huh? Just how is that possible? This meal plan shows only 12 roasted almonds for my yogurt concoction, but I also put in a handful of walnuts, roasted peanuts and raisins and still lost weight. I ate more food yesterday than I any other daytime I can recall in a very long time. Typically I just have a vegetable juice or a vegetable omelet without bread. I am still avoiding wheat by having rye, but yes, I had bread yesterday and felt great! In fact I had 5 slices of bread yesterday and felt very good in all ways.
I think I lost weight since yesterday was because my body finally relaxed. It knew that it was going to be fed and could stop stressing as a result. Also, by having had a good 1400 or 1500 calories through the day, I was giving my body the best fighting chance to build muscle from the workout I did as well as lean out and refresh and get healthier.
So, the lesson of the day is to eat more weigh less. I went down 3 pounds in one day by eating more throughout the day.
Stop starving all day. You can see that I mainly had vegetables, raw vegetables combined with some bread and protein and fat. I did not snack all day, I did not have to. I had a meal, had fuel for a few hours and went about my business.
I think that I did not have too much at any meal allowed my body to use all the calories I needed at that time and then burn some more off. Look, I know this is not exercise science yet, but just wait, soon I will know the jargon as well as I am just about officially going to start studying material for certification as a Health Coach.
Today I finished breakfast a bit earlier, at 9am and want to try to finish all my meals by six or seven latest, I think that will again result in weight loss for tomorrow and to keep going until I stabilize at whatever my real weight is, that will be a day to celebrate!
So, the message for today is to eat more weigh less, stop starving, start eating real food, more times throughout the day and I will keep you posted!
Did you ever eat more weigh less? Please share your story!