I would really appreciate some input. I have decided that I want to do something about my weight. I absolutely refuse to do anything in terms of "going on a diet" because that has never worked for me, and I won't even bother comtemplating that i can lose it quickly. I want it to be done right, with no binging, and kept off. I am 100% willing to lose very slowly - I have learned it is better to have one pound off permanently, than 5 pounds off but back in a few months!
Some stats about me: 5'2 1/2....135 lbs approx....21 years old...female
I don't have a set goal number in mind, because that has never really helped me. I just want to be healthier on a regular basis and not binge at all...I don't need to weigh a certain amount, but guaranteed the weight will slowly come off if I put in the effort to eat healthier, spaced throughout the day, and exercise.
I know that I binge when I undereat. It took me YEARS to realize that. I don't want to lose fast because that is poor muscle gone, that when binged and gained back comes back as useless fat. And if we undereat, sooner or later, if will come back to haunt us! I have done a lot of research and in order for weight loss to be truly permanent and easier to maintain, the weight loss must feel imperceptible on a daily basis. When your body realizes there is a famine, it wants to survive and will only work against your honest attempts to shed those pounds.
Sorry! What I am getting at is this. I want to start eating about 5 times a day, and I haven't really figured out the calorie amount yet. I don't know how little I can have without triggering a binge at night, and sheer willpower only works for so long until you go off the deep end. I am thinking my trial and error will be somewhere in the range of 1500 - 1900 calories. If I lose TWO pounds a month, so be it! I am going for PERMANENT!
If you would be so kind as to share how many calories you eat a day, and your bodies reactions to it, I would be so grateful! I guess this is kind of some more research on my part.
Thanks a million
Good luck to you all, and talk to you soon.