Originally Posted by CreativeDancer
I have starting trying to lose weight (I need to lose about 25 pounds) and live a healthier lifestyle. I have been trying to eat a more healthy and balanced diet, but in doing so I feel like I am CONSTANTLY hungry. I did have a very high carb, empty calorie diet before (literally almost all of my calories were carbs or sweets) so I don't know if my body is in shock from not getting an obscene amount of carbs? I also went from eating 3 meals a day (2 of which were fairly large) to 3 smaller meals with the largest meal being lunch and 2 snacks (one between breakfast and lunch and the other between lunch and dinner). I try to keep my calorie count around 1700 while burning about 500 calories per day. Am I doing something wrong or does my body just need some more time to adjust? (I have been doing this for about 2 weeks now)
Figuring out what's wrong, without additional information such as what you are eating and how much of it, will be like taking a shot in the dark.
You said you getting calories from sweets? That's your first step, stop the sweets and replace it with fruits (apple, orange, cantaloupe). You can also have Jello (Sugar Free) once a day.
I learned the hard way, just by eating small amount of calories, does not mean you will lose weight. You can eat 800 calories of nothing but sweets a day and your body wont lose any weight over time.
I will give you two example based on my own experience.
When it comes to fruits, I only eat 2 per day (choices are apple, orange, blueberries, or cantaloupe). If I eat any other kind of fruits, I will not lose any weight whatsoever.
When it comes to vegetable, Green beans good, Yellow beans is no good. Skinless chicken breast good, ground beef is no good. I also found it interesting that Eggplants, Okra, Carrots, and Corn is no good and conflicts with my weight loss.
At the end each body is different, but without a doubt you have to watch what you are eating, not just how much.