Okay, so I have a confession to make:
I am the worst dieter EVER.
People try to tell me to eat chicken, tuna, and lettuce, and that's it. Or no steak. Or no carbs. Or no chocolate. You know the drill.
The thing is, I'm a fat kid who loves food at heart. Disallowing things from my plate only makes me want them more. Luckily, I love veggies, so that's not a problem.
But I also love Taco Bell, and stuffed-crust pizza, (both of which I've had in the past two nights.)
And yet, I'm still losing weight.
I basically eat with the idea that a calorie is just that. A calorie. Doesn't matter if it comes from cookies, or a can of peas, it's still going to sit in your body the same if you don't burn it off.
So I start off slow in the mornings, having a SlimFast(190cal) for breakfast. Sometimes at work I'll have a cookie (70 cal ea.) or a cup of chicken noodle, minus the noodles, so really just chicken and chicken broth(140cal), or I'll have two cookies and no chicken non-noodle, or cookies AND chicken non-noodle(lotsacal), or nothing at all. Depends on how I feel that day.
After my shift, I might have a salad, if I've been good and had nothing to eat. Or I might not.
I'll get home, and might have a 100cal pack of pudding, or 90cal of cottage cheese. Or maybe not.
And at dinner, I definitely fill up with veggies first, but then I'll still have my steak and potatoes.
See? I'm absolutely terrible about this whole regimented dieting thing. I can't stick to it. Basically, I eat little in the mornings, and save up for dinner, because thats when I get to have the good stuff.
If I was to do the whole 6 meals a day thing, I'd be eating all the time. I'd snack between snacks, or have snacks be meals. I'm a terrible muncher. So I can't follow a diet that encourages that sort of thing.
I don't suggest following my way, unless "my way" is just to eat how I feel, but not exceed between 1000-1200cal a day. And I only REALLY count daytime calories. If I'm done eating breakfast and lunch and I'm only at 400-500 cal, then I know whatever I have for dinner will fit in my calorie bracket.
Anyway. I just wanted to confess I had taco bell AND pizza in the past two days, and then justify it, haha.
Down a half a pound, off to the gym now.