I loved this article! I find it very difficult to meet even 1200 calories a day. I have celiac's disease (inability to metabolize gluten (wheat starch) properly). I lost weight eating six small gluten-free meals (even though I was full).
Last year, I was diagnosed with high cholesterol and started living on fruits and vegetables (more veggies than fruit) -- then I started gaining weight. I met with a dietitian ('cause I immediately thought I was overeating and needed to "diet").
She reamed me out and accused me of having a death wish and being anorexic because I was starving myself. I knew the accusations weren't true, but started keeping track of my calories to prove her wrong.
Well, she was right about the calories (I was lucky if I hit 500 calories). I have to basically eat all day just to get 1000 calories a day. (I did it today for the first time in months, and my husband teased me about spending all day in the kitchen.)
My problem is, I get full very quickly and I hate the over-full ("beached whale") feeling after eating. This article was most helpful. Thank you, SparkPeople! You ROCK!
- 3/7/2009 7:43:03 PM