I decided last night, that it’s time to start increasing my food intake. My initial goal was to drop as much weight as quickly as I possibly could. Hence, the near starvation diet. Well, I’ve gotten to the point where I only lose about 3 pounds per week, so it seems now is as good a time as any to start increasing so I can slowly get up to my ideal food intake.
I’m not increasing by much. As far as my points go, I’m increasing by 2 points per day. This should increase my calorie intake by about 200 calories roughly. The hard part is, do I spread it out throughout all my meals, or do I save the extra calories for a single meal? I’m leaning towards spreading it out.
I initiated this change last night and I’ll be honest, I felt so guilty as I ate above 1,000 calories on purpose. I thought about it for a second and decided I should be able to interpret that feeling as a positive. It means that I have successfully created a habit. It may not be the most ideal eating habit of eating so little, but it’s the habit I wanted. I wanted to shrink my appetite quickly, which in turn, would help me to reboot my eating habits.
I don’t anticipate these extra 200 calories are going to make a huge difference in my day-to-day hunger, but I wouldn’t be surprised if my weight loss potentially were to increase (just a little). If nothing else, my weight loss shouldn’t decrease. In a few weeks, I might instate a “Flex Points” system. Which will give me a pool of extra points I can use weekly. I used to do 35 points per week. But that’s not for another few weeks. Let’s just see what this week does for us.