How I kept losing weight without exercise:
Weight loss for the last two months has been slow and a little rocky. I wasn’t able to exercise so I had to monitor myself very closely. I did not want to slide backwards- I’ve worked too hard to let one thing get in my way. I’ve told you I’m stubborn, right?
While I was at work, controlling food was not so horrible, plus, before the surgery I had a very strict diet to follow so that I could actually have the surgery. After, I was allowed to eat anything I wanted, and I was stuck at home, bored. Like a lot of people, when I’m bored- I eat. For a few days I also felt like it was a challenge, eat all the food I could never eat before, and see if I still got sick. It was almost like I was just making sure they actually removed my gallbladder.
Eating whatever I want, and not exercising, was not a good combination, so here is a look of a typical day for me (post surgery), before I was able to run again.
I do not think that relying on what you eat is a good way to lose weight, people need to get up and move around. Shake your tail feather a little. But if the Doctor says you need to do nothing other than sit on your couch, all your progress doesn’t need to fall to the wayside.
What I ate when I couldn’t move:
(Note: This is a typical meal plan for a day when I’m working. I usually work until 10pm, so I don’t generally get to cook dinner)
Breakfast: Banana, 2 slices of wheat bread crust cut off with apple butter, 2 cups of black coffee.
Lunch: Fresh fruit smoothie made with Greek Yogurt.
Dinner: Salad made with all fresh vegetables and beans, some fruit, and sugar free jello.
Snacks: Almonds, a spoonful of peanut butter, pretzels
Water: I drink 3 liters of water every.single.day.
I’m not saying this plan will work for anyone else, or is proper for anyone else. It works for me, I’m never hungry, I make sure I’m getting enough nutrients, some people need more calories a day, some need less. Now that I am able to work out again, I will be definitely needing to eat more. And I love eating, so, this is a good thing.
Are you trying to lose weight? How much?
What is your normal eating like in a day?