How many calories can I eat in a day, and
I am 5í4íí and 140.
I want to get down to 125. I think that is
reasonable. I am eating and enjoying the oatmeal, I do exactly
as you say. Itís easy, good, filling and my kid loves it!
We put bananas and peanuts in his. Thanks! And yes I am
we are enjoying the vanilla soy milk.
Thank you for your question. Thrilled about
you eating the oatmeal! Good start. Good start to your day.
As far as how many calories, are you working out? How often?
How much? You can cut your calorie intake down and still
not get your body looking like you envision. As you are
losing weight you want to be shaping, elongating, stengthening
your figure. The muscle you will be adding to your body
will burn the fat. Otherwise, if you are trying to lose
weight without an exercise program, you will drive yourself
crazy, and lose your will power. You will feel failed again
and gain another 5. So number one get a bike, commit to
10 minutes. Number two, stop eating out. Limit your restaurant
visits to once or twice a week. You will eat far less calories,
and probably healthier food.
Anyway, just for now concern yourself with
how you FEEL. There is nothing I can tell you that you probably
donít already know about calories, fat, carbs and protein.
Here are the guidelines:
Donít overeat, but eat frequently. Think nothing
of eating a cucumber, stir frying some veggies, steam some
asparagus, munch on radishes, carrots, mushrooms, add artichokes
and sundried tomatoes to salads.
"If it is not a fruit or vegetable,
eat as a condiment..."
Go out of your way for variety!!
Low sugar, low salt
Minimal to no fast food
No aspartame or saccharine
Drink lots of water and enjoy herbal teas(homemade),
fountain of youth!!
Pick your battles: this is life--you have
to live- indulge once and a while experiment with marinades
(Read lables! Do not use those that feature
high fructose corn syrup, msg). They are easy to use, delicious,
dilute with a bit of water or vegetable broth get a rice
cooker get a crock pot try anything on salad or baby greens
(by not eating out as much, you can afford to buy fabulous
greens!) include beans as much as you can make hummus (can
freeze in portions) and keep around to dunk veggies ie:
baby carrotts(donít have to peal), cucumbers, broccoli,
cauliflower make a chili, freeze a portion for the future.
Heats up great! frequent your local farmers, or organic
or whole foods market buy only what you need, take advantage
of sales and support the establishment supplement yourself
natural vitamin E
And get a bike and ride every day Find a
way to make it happen.
This is a life change not a quick fix.
Managing yourself and your family in a happy
healthy way is key. Be happy about the little changes. Stay
committed to the little goals. No soda, or no eating after
8, no white bread or potato, drink 10 glasses of water,
whatever baby steps you take, acknowledge with a smile....
but you must learn to embrace exercise. For now itís the
bike, after the weight is off, you can maintain, try new
things, tennis, dance, rollerskate, but the discipline for
the metabolism is the main ingredient in losing weight.
That means frequent bouts of exercise and eating well. Enjoy
the process, itís called evolution. Learn what makes you
feel good. That makes it easy to be and stay successful.
And success is a state of mind! I hope this helps. Please
keep a journal and keep in touch. Iím working on getting
some workouts on video.
Ps. add steel cut oats, they go in first,
then the oatmeal, then if you want add some oatbran, sprinkle
flax, stir turn off, let sit sprinkle of sunflower seeds(raw)
for protein and vitamin e, and soy milk(I like vanilla)
and is sweeter.