New Eating Plan?

I’ve been thinking about my eating plan, and how I’ve been losing weight at a good pace.  But I want that pace to continue, and I know I’ll need to change somehting up.  (Warning, this might be a little bit of numbers.)  I thought about lowering my Caloric intake.  I mean, that’s how you lose weight, right?  Well, I crunched some numbers, and it was a little surprising.

Based off an average of 9 different metabolic websites, I burn 2,650 Calories a day (as a sedintary person).  If you count my workouts (just the walking and aerobic exercise) for most weeks, I can add 6,450 Calories burned a week.  This gives me a total of 25,000 Calories a week that I can consume.  Yikes!  If I divide that by 7 days a week, I come up with just over 3,500 Calories a day.  In order to lose more than 3 pounds a week, I need to have a Caloric deficit of 10,500 a week, or 1,500 Calories a day.  So, that leaves me with 2,000 Calories a day I can eat.

A little while ago, I counted my Calories during the week day.  I came up with about 700.  Which would leave me with 1,300 for dinner!  I don’t need tha much in one meal.  That’s why I’ll be adding a little into my work meals.  I think I’ll add a can of tuna, and/or and some carrots, celery, or other fresh veggie…maybe some nuts (in extreme moderation).  I’m thinking that I can actually add a little bit of Calories, and maybe my weightloss will continue, and maybe increase.  What do you think?  Any thoughts?  How have you increased your weight loss in the past?

By the way, South Beach Steve just posted an interesting and informative Q&A entry on his blog.  I thought it was a great read. 

Thursday:
1- 20 minute session on the Elliptical
1- 20 minute session on the Treadmill
1- 10 minute session on the Stairmaster
1- 3.5 mile walk
30 sit ups
Read the Bible Daily
Pray Daily
Went on a Date with Anna

Total:
4- 20 minute sessions on the Elliptical
4- 20 minute sessions on the Treadmill
4- 10 minute sessions on the Stairmaster
180 sit ups
1 set of 2- 60 second planks
Read the Bible Daily
Pray Daily
Went on a Date with Anna
Go on a 24-hour fast

Remaining:
1- 20 minute session on the Elliptical
1- 20 minute session on the Treadmill
1- 10 minute session on the Stairmaster
1- 3.5 mile walks
30 sit ups
1 set of 2- 60 second planks
Read the Bible Daily
Pray Daily

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4 Responses to New Eating Plan?

  1. Kimberley says:

    I think everyone has to find out what works for their own body. I don't count calories and have only a vague idea of how many calories are in the foods I choose to eat.I eat six meals a day, fresh fruit and vegetables, non-fat dairy, try for only whole grains (slip up here sometimes), lean meats, fish and good fats (for me olive oil, nuts, avocado). When I stick to this I have consistent monthly losses that work out to 1-2 pounds per week.If you want to change it up, I think you should give it a try, probably for at least a 3-4 weeks and see what happens. The great news is you can always change it up again if you need to.Whatever you decide to do, make sure it works for YOU!

  2. Yum Yucky says:

    I love Tuna! Albacore, especially. But today I ran out of cat food and had to give up a can to feed Smokey. He had to be happy.

  3. josie says:

    I really don't know the answers to your questions, beej. I need to find out what I burn as sedintary so that I can calculate what I need to be burning/eating as well. One thing's for sure, whatever you've been doing has been working great. I'd be afraid to fix what aint broken…LOL

  4. Beej, as you know, I don't count calories, but there has been more than one time that I found I had larger losses when I thought I was eating too much. That tends to make me believe that severely restricting calories doesn't always lead to increased weight loss. By the way, thanks for the shout out!

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