Monday, June 23, 2008
The scale finally moved downward this week - 2.4 pounds. Last week I made sure I stayed in my calorie range and drank at least 8 glasses of water a day. I exercised AND I focused on getting my protein in range.
Jules gave me a lot to think about. I'm not sure where the nutritionist put my nutrient goals. The ones she gave me when I started were different than the spark generated ones - calories are lower, protein higher and fat/carbs therefore lower - originally
1400 kcals;145 grams protein;130 grams carbs;33 grams fat
I've never really been able to get my protein above 100 and generally it has been at 60. This week I paid attention and made higher lean protein lunch choices - ie fish instead of nuts or beans. I looked up thermogenesis in weight loss and what I can tell is that there is some evidence that eating a high protein diet increases satiety and that it just takes more calories to digest protein. www.jacn.org/cgi/content
. Another interesting link is www.jacn.org/cgi/content
I think human nutrition is a difficult field to research with so many variables to control. For me, I am going to work on eating a balanced diet, with in my calorie range and I am going to MOVE. I am going to choose whole, unprocessed foods as much as I possibly can. One thing I have now is a feeling of empowerment. My life and body are in my hands. This year my focus is learning self-love. The self-love I am learning makes me want to take the best care of my body that I can.