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i eat tons more in volume (leafy greens, other veg, nuts/berries & meat in moderate amounts). i used to be a packaged granola bar/protein bar queen. now that i've taken the time to prepare my food, my grocery bill went down $15 and i dropped 10lbs
as far as calories it varies...some days i only get up to 800 and other days i eat 1400cals (i'm 5'4 115lb)
Some people can lose weight eating well above maintenance level calories in "real" foods. I used to be one of them, but not anymore. I'm at a point now where even if I eat over 50% fat and keep carbs well under 50g, I still have to cut calories to get rid of the last of this gut.
I don't even know how much I really ate before PB- I was an uncontrolled snacker. Because I used to work in an office where everybody brought donuts, cupcakes, and other junk...at the end of the day I couldn't even remember WHAT I ate, let alone the quantities involved. I literally felt as if I was starving all of the time, as well.
Now I only need to eat a couple of times a day; although I'm hungry for my meals, I never feel out of control :-)
@jess i have no idea what my LBM is. i just get full really easily. i used to eat 1500-2000 on CW (i ate tons of kashi cereal/clif bars & bread) and my daily intake went up around that amount. but now i'm just not hungry and it feels like i'm forcing myself to eat sometimes
Far less volume, I snacked ALL the time and always felt hungry. I enjoy some nitrate free bacon some mornings, maybe 2 or 3 scrambled eggs with heavy whipping cream, and may not eat again until late after noon or dinner.
Less but I generally try to eat REALLY high fat to get the calories I need.