Ok when I started, it recomened 1500-1900 cal ranges each day. It felt alot and I was often eating under my range.
After a while of this I checked my goals and realised I`d put a target day of a year this september. Thinking that was quite far and if I was eating under I could reset my cal range for a closer day.
I got 1480-1780 abouts. And that worked really well I remember being satisfied with what I could eat, didn`t really thnk about food much.
Then I readjusted the cal range due to weight loss, and it lowered the range to 1420-1720. Not that much difference so I`d be fine, or so I thought.
But I`ve had such problems the past month, with wanting to eat off plan and cravings. I have been eating on average about 1800s the past month, which is over my range. These past few weeks I have been feeling ravenous, all I can think about is food and when I can next eat it. Going to bed looking forward to breakfast, or watching the clock waiting for lunch time.
I wondered what was so different about this past month. I wondered if it was because I had started slacking on fresh fruits and vegetables, and lacking in protien and fiber, and was leaving me feeling hungry. So I started making wholemeal bread and brought plenty of fresh fruit and veggies. The past few days I have been eating fruit and veg with every meal and some snacks, and upping my protien. I have kept to plan coming in within my cal range. But I`m struggling constantly thinking about food, I even had to go to bed early last night to stop myself eating any more and going over my range.
I also wondered that over the months I had managed to add in 3 40min running session per week, ontop of regular active life style walking 3-5k most days (the pedometer on my cell phone says I cloced 6.9km one day!) Maybe the hunger is my body saying it wants more energy, I don`t know.
Surely something can`t be right to feel like this all the time. I believe I am still loosing weight at the 1800s average I have been maintaining the past month. Tommorow I will check with a weigh in, and if indeed I am still loosing I will readjust my goals to allow myself to eat up to the 1800s, giving me a few hundred more cals per day. i`d rather put my goal date back a month or two then struggle like I have been.
But I will not give up!!