I’m not too good at this eating healthier and losing weight thing. The major thing is that I’m so uneducated! I never took a health class where we learned about things like this. I used My Fitness Pal yesterday and was devastated when I found out how many calories everything I thought was healthy had like my Chobani Vanilla no-fat. I thought the calories would be much lower.
When I came in at 5-10 (I forget) points away from my allotted 1200 calories, I thought that meant I was failing. I thought I’m never going to lose weight if I keep hitting 1,200 calories everyday. I was making an effort to eat healthier, and I was still not going to do it because it sounded like I was eating too many calories.
After that disappointing thought, I made myself think about it clearer. My body NEEDS calories. It needs protein and dairy. All that stuff has calories. I can’t be afraid of them. Calories should be monitored, but not avoided. For years, I just assumed the less you ate, the more you lost. That sounds like a dangerous line of thinking, doesn’t it? How am I 23 – 24 in two and a half months – and I still don’t know how exactly this works?
Typing all that out, I realize how dumb it all sounds. I want to lose some weight. I want to start eating healthier and learn healthier eating habits.
Is there a good site, blog, article that helps explain how all this works together? Any advice?