Cookie + Coffee
Breakfast’s Dessert (post eating my actual meal)
I’m so glad I can allow myself to eat a cookie at breakfast. I used to be so strict. No dairy, no bread, fake sugar everything, no cheese, no eating out, no dessert, low calorie everything the list goes ON. Monitoring every calorie. 1,200 a day.
Guess what? Now I eat everything. and guess what I’m just as strong as ever. and happier!
From my experience the body and metabolism does not do well in such an extreme calorie deficit. It thinks it’s starving and it holds onto everything. I haven’t used MyFitnessPal for OVER A YEAR! I used to track every calorie in and out.
Also, the body doesn’t process fake foods well. It’s like, “Did you feed me? I’m confused.” I’m still conscious of what I eat but I’m a much healthier mindset. I had one cookie, not four. I used to binge then feel bad. Now I do everything in moderation and I don’t have the impulse to shove as many in my mouth as possible.
I really don’t eat processed or fried foods. We cook most our meals. We’re fortunate enough to be able to afford high quality ingredients. Eat out 1-2x/week but usually somewhere with food that has balanced options. We (typically) don’t eat baked goods unless it’s home made. that just helps limit the urge to get a muffin with every coffee. If I eat bread, it’s with purpose. A really great sourdough with flavor. not just, “oh toast goes with eggs” or “a hamburger needs a bun”. If I want a hamburger bun, I eat it. But I eat one, not two. If I’m still hungry, the next burger goes bun-less.
I workout but it’s not extreme.
It’s calories in vs calories out. that’s how you gain weight, maintain, or lose. but I can eat a lot more when it’s wholesome food.