I was not very good at math and science when I was in school. I'm still not very good at understanding how mathematical equations and scientific stuff works. So when I did the equation for the number of calories I could eat during the 21-Day Fix program that I am doing, I was shocked at the amount I could eat. I can eat 2200 calories a day. To me, that is a lot! A lot more than I have been eating, but my Beachbody Coach told me that I need to follow this because of the science behind it.
This is where it breaks down for me. In my mind, I am looking at burning 400 calories for the workout and then eating about 600 calories a day more than I have been. In my mind, this math does not work. In my mind that means I am adding 200 more calories per day to my daily average intake and to me, that does not add up.
But see, that is why science and math are difficult for me to grasp, because to me, the logical conclusion of eating more is gaining weight, but I don't consider other factors that make this work. I don't consider that the foods I am eating are healthier foods, not total junk... I could fill my current 1600 calories with soda pop, bags of chips and the like and I would probably gain weight. But if I fill my new 2200 calories with healthy foods, the apparent conclusion is that I will still lose weight.
I will let you know how it works out for me. I am kind of excited about being able to eat more calories because with the types of foods I have been eating, that means a lot more food, too, and I like food...A lot!
Tomorrow is the last day of a six day nutritional cleanse I have been doing, but tomorrow is also my granddaughter's birthday party and I will have at least a small piece of cake! For the rest of the day I plan to follow my nutritional cleanse hoping that the cake and frosting don't befoul me!
How have you been doing? Are you meeting your goals? What have you changed in your eating habits?
Until tomorrow, be healthy!