Now, first of all, let me tell you how ABSOLUTELY TERRIFYING it is to eat more calories on purpose. For nearly 5 months, I have restricted my intake. I've improved my basic eating habits. I've counted carbs, calories and fats. I've been very pleased with my ability to "just say no" to the culprit foods that made me fat. And now I have to eat MORE FOOD!!!
I am terribly overwhelmed by this. For the past two days I've been trying to get my calories up like I'm supposed to and I haven't made it yet. First of all, I don't have a lot of appetite because of the meds I've been taking. Second, I have this horrible nagging fear I won't be able to stop eating once I start. And finally, it just seems so wrong.
Of course, two of these reasons are exactly why I need a break. These are not psychologically healthy attitudes about food. McDonald doesn't recommend eating junk with abandon. You are still counting calories and eating balanced meals. You are not dining on cupcakes, ice cream and jelly beans for two weeks.
I'll be reviewing the book later today - I really recommend it!
So this morning, I'm sitting here pondering how to get in an extra 600 calories today - it's harder than it sounds, my friends! As opposed to the picture at the top, mine will look more like this:
Minus the Christmas decorations, of course!