Originally Posted by Legend
Age - 18
Height - 5'6"
Current weight - 120 lbs
Goal weight - 110 or lower
I have tried to start dieting so many times, and never had any sucess. My motivation would flop when my roomate would pull out a chocolate cake, or ice cream, or chips, or candy. I want to restrict my calories to 1000, and if I decided to possibly snack, it would raise my calorie intake up to say about 1500, which is also fine. I crave everything bad for you, mostly stuff like chocolate, and chips, and breaking that craving, or not indulging in it is the absolute hardest thing for me to do. So far today, I have had a bagel - 500 cal, and 4 Sonic mozarella sticks (those are da bomb...) - 264 cal. To the grand total of 764 cals, and its not even afternoon... I will now rely on negative calorie foods to satisfy my cravings... Tomorrow will be off to a better start, I hope >.<
I would LOVE to be at your 120.
But of course, everyone has different goals.
Now, I am not a personal trainer or a nutritionist, but I have worked with a lot of them.
Bagels are some of the worst carbs on the market. They are pure white flour, which is metabolized into sugar in your body. Try eating some whole grain toast instead! It's a lot less calories and a lot healthier. Make sure you read labels. Some breads will claim to be whole grain, but you need to read the ingredient list and make sure it says "whole wheat flour" or something of that nature for the first ingredient
. If it says "enriched flour" it is no better than the white bread.
I agree that mozzy sticks are de-li-cious!!! But again, not a healthy choice. Deep fried usually and loaded with bad fat. How about grilling some skinless boneless chicken breasts at home with some Mrs Dash (salt free) seasoning? Much healthier option and much less calories!
Yes, it's great to count calories, but it is REALLY important to eat the right kind of calories. Protein, whole grain carbs, and lots lots of veggies!
So the fact that you've have only eaten a bagal and 4 mozzy sticks today .... well it's no wonder you can't stick with a diet! I'd be starving if I were you! That's very little food for a ton of calories.
And please be careful with your calorie restriction. I am assuming you are female, and therefore any female should never
eat below 1200 calories. Ever. (Unless you are a professional body builder on a very exact and very planned diet.) Even just calculating your basal metabolic rate (the calories your body needs just to live on a daily basis) you need to eat 1300 to 1400 calories a day, just to live! Plus if you are exercising, you'll need more calories there.
Don't take anything negative!! We're all here to learn and support each other.
We will help you succeed this time!