|If my extra pounds were this cute, I wouldn't mind them.|
It's also good to remind yourself that while tools like LoseIt can tell you how many calories to eat to lose "2 lbs per week", that number may be below your BMR- which ultimately will not be healthy. Remember that these tools are just that- TOOLS, and YOU need to do the research to make sure you are being healthy about your weight loss.
My BMR= 1491 cal/day.
I need to average approx. 2050 cal/day to maintain my current weight.
I'm going to try to up my daily average closer to 1500-1600 cal/day, and lower any outlier days like Fridays and Saturdays. (weekends! curses!)
Now that I've cut the majority of refined carbohydrates out of my diet, I actually find it's harder to reach my caloric intake goal without ingesting too much fat or carbohydrates. Let's be honest, the things that make up the bulk of my daily intake volume wise (veggies, fruit, lean proteins) don't take up the bulk of my daily calories. When 2 cups of spinach is only 14 calories and 1 Tbsp of Olive Oil is closer to 200, it's harder to eat the amount of spinach to make up for that 1 Tbsp. Getting more calories in isn't something that's a problem for most Americans, but getting calories that contain the right nutrients to keep your body happy and healthy is a completely different battle.
At this point, it's much more about losing weight the correct and healthy way, and not the fast way. Not that it's really been fast anywhere along the way, but that's okay.
Anyways, I'm going to go eat some cottage cheese and go to Group Groove!