Sunday, March 15, 2009

Mixing Things Up A Bit

For quite a while, I've been keeping my calorie intake right around 1,000 per day, with the occasional foray into the 1,200 - 1,400 range. I know that several of my readers do not think that 1,000 is enough; however, it's worked ok for me. But in the last few weeks, I have been starving! Gee, could that have something to do with my workouts? (Quick answer: Of course!)

Anyway, after a few absolutely miserable stomach-growling days (and nights), I decided to up my intake to 1,200/day. I'm telling you, I instantly felt so much better! Basically what I did was to have another Fage Greek yogurt in the evening, usually around 8:30 - 9:00 pm, with about a half cup of Kashi Golean Crunch cereal, and some fresh fruit - this week, it's either been blueberries or strawberries. I've been sleeping better as well, and I swear, I feel thinner.

We shall see if the thinner feeling holds true, as this week marks the half-way point of my 12-week workout, and we will retake measurements and weight. Not sure which day we will do this (Mon. or Wed.), but I'll let you know the results. I'm cautiously optimistic...

7 comments:

  1. omg I love greek yogurt and no one else does. It keeps you full and so good for you. Very high in protein. 1200 sounds more like it. Especially if you are working out.

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  2. I think that was smart of you to up your calories. With the exercising your body probably really needs the estra nutrition.

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  3. YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Mo'FOOOOD.

    (that is all :))

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  4. How you feel the next morning is always a good indicator how you ate the previous night. (at least that's my experience)

    It seems that since you are consistently working out, your body probably does need the extra calories and what's so great you put good calories in you. The greek yogurt is definitely better than a toasted bagel. (which is what I had last night!)

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  5. listening to your body ;) is usually a good thing! Maybe it was telling you it was going to plateau (like Mine) if you didn't feed it more!

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  6. Sounds like you are in tune with your body and it's good that you're listening to it. Just discovered greek yogurt - love the honey! Keep it up! Vee at www.veegettinghealthy.blogspot.com

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  7. It sounds like upping the calories a little was just what your body needed. Congratulations on making such a healthy choice - since you're doing so much exercise, the extra protein has gotta be doing your muscles good! I love Fage too . . . I usually eat mine with some kind of granola or dried fruit.

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