Firstly I just want to share what I actually experienced and the weight loss that resulted.
I was 80kg at the end of november 2013..
I am now 65kg March 2014 I lost 15kg in 3months BECAUSE THE FIRST MONTH I DIDN”T NOT LOSE ANYTHING. (but I kept going because I felt awesome!!!)
I am still losing weight.
For breakfast I eat about 4-5 bananas. I don’t eat 1000 calories for breakfast like is recommended, I eat about 500 cals which feels comfortable for me and provides me with loads of energy and great digestion. (or any type of mono)
Lunch I eat a superfood smoothie with raspberries, blue green algae, dates, water, minerals, kale, and 2 frozen bananas. I eat that with some salad. Sometimes, I eat avocado in that salad with sea salt on it, I think once I calculated about 600 cals in total. (sometimes a mono meal)
For Dinner I eat, dried figs, canned jackfruit, bananas, mangos,(frozen) and sometimes eat it whole or in a smoothie all together, with green powder. I try to make it 500 calories.Sometimes I’ll eat sweet potato chips (baked.) or some vegan sushi. (sometimes a mono meal)
( I started with 30bad, eating mono meals, salads and smoothies, and I the reason I left was because I wasn’t allowed to say that I ate onions, and was questioned too much about whether I was eating enough, why wouldn’t I eat enough unless I was anorexic ? lol …. so I chuckled and realised I didn’t want to post there anymore because only I know what is best for me. They’re kind of weird people.)
So in a day I’m any where from 1400-1800 cals. I literally can’t force in any more, sometimes I do if I feel hungrier, some nights I eat 1000 cals of jackfruit, bananas or mangos in one meal,I eat mono- meals when I can, moreso in summer and they are around 800cals but not at every meal, but it gives me a different feeling in my stomach that I like, and there is no bloating, just awesome lightness! once I drank a date smoothie that was about 800 cals lol, that usually happens when I get a lot of fresh ripe fruit and I just eat it up. I don’t really count it but I have used cronometer maybe 5 times just to see, because weight is dropping off fast but I wasn’t hungry- go figure!!!! Eating more than we need is just a strange as eating less than we need.
Now, I’m happy, I have transitioned great, I am never hungry because I eat until I’m full!! It took me one month to get used to eating like this, I felt hungry all the time and then my stomach got used to it, funny how I wasn’t losing weight while I was “hungry” it took a while to transition, a lot of it is psychological and emotional, never underestimate our self-talk.) The reason there was a transition discomfort was the diet I was eating before was cooked porridge and banana for breakfast; fish, salad and rice for lunch; and a meat, or eggs, with rice and cooked veggies for dinner. So I felt the lack of cooked food and the heaviness of it (and the lack of fats as I’d cook with olive oil or butter for both meals- all the time, yet I knew when I ate sufficient because something in my head said “i am done”) I do snack sometimes too, I even have a handful of roasted seeds, kale chips, seaweed chips (I love those salty packet foods from the health foood shop, which I have a few times a month.) I also eat cacao when I go out to a social event/party, I bring kombucha and i dont drink alcohol, I literally have a whole pana bar of cacao and 2-3 kombuchas instead of eating my usual dinner.)
I dont’ work out much, I usually punch and kick the bag, jump on the trampoline with the kids, do weights sometimes. This will make me hungry and I probably eat more that day.
There is a possibility that I may lose too much weight because it’s so EASY it’s ridiculous, I look so much younger too. but I see this is a great transformation, So I will simply up my intake of food if I ever think I need to,but not meticulously, like an extra smoothie with coconut oil in it or whatever. I’m enjoying seeing all this fat melt off me.
Why is common sense so hard to come by these days? Fuck sake. All I see is half baked noobs fighting all the time, some fat some too skinny, otherixic, anorexic, obese….. wtf?
How hard is it to eat the right foods until we are full? who cares what the calories numbers are. it’s like since we start counting things everything becomes stupid.
Also I dont know if I had metabolic damage or whatever, I never had any type of disorder other than eating animals and drinkin alcohol (which made me overweight.)
I hope this post helps someone, I’m a woman, 5’6 and very healthy, never been obese or anorexic.