Good morning. I am slightly behind schedule this morning because I didn’t really feel like getting out of my bed. I slept great too. However this time it was Minx who kept moving in and out from under the covers. I finally gave up and got up. I actually ate breakfast this morning for the first time in years. I never ate breakfast so eating that early was not something I am use to. I watched this video over the weekend about diet and exercise. I stumbled upon it by accident but found myself completely into the program. It wasn’t information I didn’t know but the information just made more logical sense to me now.
For years I’ve been struggling with this weight gain and nothing I do seems to make any difference. I’ve tried weight watchers, keto, intermittent fasting and a million other things with little success. I have been told so many times it is because I’m in a wheelchair and my life is sedimentary now. I just never bought it. I’m eating 1200 calories a day and burning 400+ calories with workouts, how could a person be gaining weight? However, I was slowly over time to the tune of 15+lbs. it has been frustrating to say the least.
I’ve always questioned if I was eating enough. You know that crazy idea “eat to get slimmer”?It is a true idea. If you don’t eat enough you slow down your metabolism to a crawl and nothing comes off. Not to mention that your body uses it’s lean muscle as food leaving the fat behind. Less muscles in body burns less calories. Well I’ve tried everything else and the one thing I refused to try was actually eating. The film recommended 5-6 small meals each containing roughly 300 calories. Every meal should have a protein, carb, and veggies. Fat should be under 20% for each meal. Since I order my meals and I know that they fall into these guidelines, the preparation of meals was easy for me. I just heated one up first thing in the morning and ate half. A few hours later I’ll consume the other half. I’ll do that again with another meal later splitting it into two little meals. I figure my last meal will be my snack and it might be peanut butter on an apple or something. I’m still eating roughly the same calories but I am giving my body smaller portions to be able to use the food as energy. The idea being your body can only simulate around 300 calories at a time. Anything over that gets stored and most of the time it’s stored as fat.
This principle has been around for ages. Most nutritionist I’ve seen have always recommended this type of eating. It also has to do with keeping your glucose levels even throughout the day. It is the one principle I kept avoiding even though I knew it well. I just didn’t want to start eating again first thing in the morning. I didn’t want to fuel the fire and be hungry quicker. I think I stumbled upon the video for a reason because it was time to try something new.
The program was called Beyond Weight Loss and I found it on the IMBD app on the Firestick. It is free. It is also from 2020 so it is current. I found it inspiring for me and maybe someone else will as well. Here is hoping for a change.