First off, I don't have a lot of weight to lose, but the last ten pounds have been really tough....
As I've been reading more and more posts, I see that most people here seem to eat around 1500 or fewer calories a day. Honestly, I don't know how you guys do it! I'm pretty active, I bike to and from work every day which adds up to about 40 minutes (more if I'm going out again.. I bike everywhere!) and go to the gym about 3 times a week. (I try to do circuits for about an hour twice a week, the third day I usually just do an hour of cardio).
I've been using the iphone app Loseit! which automatically deducts exercise calories from what you eat. (Mine is set to about 1500 a day). I know this is stalling my weight loss, but if I don't eat back my calories, I get so hungry....
My diet looks something like this; (I'm a vegetarian and eat very little dairy)
Breakfast; whole wheat bagel (scooped out) with tofu cream cheese
or soy yogurt and granola
Coffee and soy milk
Lunch: Salad (vegetables, vinaigrette, walnuts) and 2 pcs Ezekiel bread with 1/2 T butter
Snack: Luna bar (with protein)
or an apple with 2T peanut butter
Dinner: Big salad with olive oil and lemon juice and a veggie burger
Edy's Acai/blueberry popsicle
According to loseit this usually adds up to around 2000 calories... minus my activity, the net is somewhere in the 1800 range. I haven't lost any weight in months.... how do I get satisfied on fewer calories?????