I've been using Fitday to count calories (around 1550 a day) and check on protein, carb and fat levels for a good month and a half now.
I find the first couple of weeks were the easiest, lived on around 1400 cals. Then I guess my metabolism got kicked up a notch because of the 6 meals a day and the working out. So I added around 150 cals and that seems to work. I'm never hungry.
Monday, Wednesday and Friday are weight lifting days. Usually about 45 minutes. Tuesday and Thursday are cardio days (treadmill and stationary bike).
Plus I ride my bike to work at least 3 times a week which means 19 km in total on those days at a decent speed (around 25, 26km/h average).
Everything is going well except for one thing: I have a desk job!
And that means whenever it is not busy, I sit there on my butt and I can't stop thinking about food! Even when I am not hungry at all... I have no reasonable explanation for it, except boredom. I think about my meals for the next day, I think about what I am still allowed to have that day calorie-wise... I would eat anything and everything that crosses my path even when my stomach is full.
First I was thinking maybe I'm having too few calories, maybe my muscles need something extra... But in my opinion my food is healthy and varied (lots of whole wheat things, fruits, veggies and protein like lean meat, eggs and lowfat dairy).
Does anyone else have this problem? Any tips / ideas to change this?
It's driving me absolutely crazy
I have lost weight, but I would like to lose another 1,5kg and keep it off!