Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Food deprivation

I now have more fill in my band than I've had for over a year, and wow, what a difference. The kind of difference that makes a bandster cry, "So this is what it's all about!" I'm not eating much and not hungry much, I'm losing weight, I feel good, but I also feel a bit discombobulated. When I have to stop eating after only 3-4 bites of food, my mind says, "No, no, that's not enough." I feel deprived and am tempted to take another bite, but if I do that, I invariably regret it.

Last night I felt as if I must have eaten only 500 calories for the whole day, but when I logged my food, it totalled 1000 calories, with 70 grams of protein and a good assortment of healthy carbs and fats. So I have to reassure my anxious little brain that I am not starving to death!

1 comment:

Mary H. said...

This is something that I haven't been able to quite figure out yet. So many talk about a 1,000 - 1,200 calorie diet, but there is no way I can eat that much! It's hard enough to get in the protein, but my calories max out at 1,000 on days when I eat out, but never when I eat at home. Maybe I'll get the hang of it all eventually!