What are you scare of? Being hungry? Don't be!
We've been conditioned to think of hunger as negative, as a sign of deprivation, as a weakness. It's none of those things. It is simply your body's way of telling you it's time to refuel. YOUR job is to give it the best fuel that your resources and budget allow. Real hunger and SAD hunger are not the same thing. Once your body realizes you are giving it real food your hunger feelings will change and so will your perceptions.
It might feel like you are eating more than usual for a couple of reasons. 1) you are eating consciously and paying attention to every bite. When we eat unconsciously we 'forget' what we ate and wonder how we got fat. 2) if you're eating cleaner than before you are enjoying less calorie dense (but more nutrient rich) foods so you CAN and should eat more.
Focus on the quality of your food and get used to eating this way before you worry about weight loss. Perhaps just eating for optimal health will result in natural fat loss with little stress or effort.
The preponderance of people who do OK drinking a thousand calories in fat in the AM tend to be young, athletic men. Sure not all are, but this might be an experiment better left for later on.
I drink organic coffee, 16 oz every morning, no more, no less, with 1 TBS heavy cream, 50 calories, 5 gms fat.
It gets me going, I absolutely love the taste, but on some emergency morning when I've gone without, I haven't killed anyone yet.
I forgot to mention olives, oh how I love em.. I just had sardines (vitalchoice.com), olives, cottage cheese & org strawberries, totally satisfied. Also, very filling, walnut butter on org apple slices, I'm about to get my DH off peanut butter with walnut butter.
I have lost a cumulative 15" in about six weeks doing T-Tapp. Measurements are taken from arms to calves and naturally bust, waist, hips etc. I have not lost a great deal of weight so clearly I am shrinking due to muscle taking up less room than fat! There are some sample exercises on her website and also you can find some samples on YouTube. Start with that a d see how you like it. It really works!
So for me, it helped. It did it's job which was to help with fasting. I know it's not a no calorie fast, but I believe it still helped me to enjoy some of the same benefits of fasting. Now a days, I just do coffee w/cream. Some days I dont even do that.
But it was never more than one cup. And it was never used to wash down other food. I dont usually eat too many breakfasts for 200 calories. I did have breakfast this morning - I should have stuck to the coffee. I had 553 calories of food instead and now after lunch, I am over 1000 calories and supper still left to go. uggh.
But first, way before BP coffee for breakfast, I got a grip on carbs which got a grip on hunger. I was already losing weight, and found myself starting to stall. I was also naturally falling into the fasting when I wasnt waking up wanting to eat my arm off. The BP coffee and fasting helped me to put off eating until lunch time instead of putting off breakfast until mid-morning. I do believe it has it's place if you use it appropriately. I track all calories and macros and I needed to cut the carbs and add fat, while keeping calories in check and that did the trick. For me. Might not be for everyone.
Last edited by gopintos; 08-18-2012 at 01:10 PM.
65lbs gone and counting!!
Fat 2 Fit - One Woman's Journey
I do bulletproof coffee as my breakfast two days a week. 16 oz of coffee, 3 tablespoons KerryGold butter, 1 tablespoon MCT oil. That's around 450-500 calories and I'm not hungry for 5-6 hours at least.
Butter from grass fed cows is not empty calories. If you have read any of Weston Price's work you know it is loaded with vitamin K2 among other nutrients and is actually very healthy.
Last edited by Miss Understood; 08-18-2012 at 01:26 PM.
Like gopintos and Miss Understood, I don't think the BP coffee is hideously terrible. I usually just use butter instead of cream and use about a tablespoon just because cream goes bad before I can use it up. But one day I tried the 400 calorie version. No breakfast with it. I didn't eat lunch until around 2pm and probably could have gone longer until 3 or 4pm. I am a big breakfast eater so I saved a lot of calories. But I prefer to eat a real breakfast anyway. I think it's probably healthier. The BP coffee is something I do when I probably ate too much yesterday and don't feel all that terribly hungry for breakfast but know I'm probably going to be starving around 10AM. Then I'm able to turn a negative (yesterday's too much) into a net positive (today's hardly anything.)
Female, 5'3", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
Starting squat: 45lbs. Current squat: 170 x 3. Current Deadlift: 220 x 3
I would suggest tracking calories and nutrients. Personally, I like cron-o-meter (freeware on my laptop, minor charge for the smartphone app). With tracking, I have figured out that I operate best at 65-105g of protein and no more than 40g carb per day. For reference, I'm female, 5'1" or 155cm, and 60 years old. Your mileage WILL vary. What's more, it will evolve, so track at least periodically to check.
And keep checking in - this community is happy to help.
Love olives. WISH I loved sardines.