I’ve been doing some research for my challenge next month to focus on a healthy eating plan. For whatever reason, I avoid blogging about my eating. I guess it’s because I was so focused on exercising. I've also been around the block to know that the very thing I've been avoiding is the thing I need to address. For total fitness I know I need to turn my attention to the eating part of the equation. So, this is what I learned so far:
How many calories do I need?
I have no idea! I don’t even know how many calories I consume now. I hear calories and there’s an automatic mental block. One thing I do know – my healthy choice/portion control approach is not working! One of the first things I need to do is find out how many calories I should be consuming in order to lose weight. I know there are plenty of online calculators that I can use when the time comes.
Am I as active as I think?
I already know the answer to this one is no. I spend 8+ hours a day in front of my computer. My body needs to move a lot more than it's getting with a 30 – 45 minute workout. I need to find creative ways to add more activity into my day.
Sleep and weight loss
Apparently, there evidence to show there is a direct link between sleep and weight. I already know I do not get enough sleep. I’m used to getting little sleep and I think my body is used to it. For instance, I went to bed a little early (for me) yesterday and I woke up at 4:30. I tossed and turned until it was time for me to get up at 7. This happens all the time. I know it going to take some persistent effort in this area.
I am looking forward to making the adjustments in my lifestyle and seeing some results.
3 weeks ago