NorthFire wrote:Athene my typical, before I started eating more would consist of coffee about 3 cups throughout the day, no food. I would eat at diner time, we eat lots of chicken with either french fries or mashed potatoes, maybe a pasta plate or something similar. I hardly every have a second plate. Probably once a week I'd have popcorn and a soda while watching a movie. Now I force myself to eat. I am still not up to the calorie count I should be but I am trying.
I'm sorry for missing this when you posted it two weeks ago - I always check the forums I post in but I guess you slipped past my radar!
At my gym we would call fasting during the day and eating one big meal at night the "sumo wrestler" diet
It' good that you're trying harder to eat. My husband was guilty of it for many years before he started caring about his health.... he wouldn't eat anything during the day, then eat a pizza around 10PM and go to bed. Your metabolism is so slow at that point that everything you eat in the evening that isn't used right away is stored, because your body doesn't know when it's going to get calories again.Try to get yourself into at least a breakfast-lunch-and-dinner type of routine, and then your body will respond and you will find that every 3 hours or so you actually need to eat. The good part is you will lose weight once this happens, if you are eating nutritious food. Some people think the less often you eat the less body fat you will carry around, when actually the opposite is true. The more frequently you eat small portions, the better.
How is the eating going so far? Anything new that you like?