Dietcoke - I don't mind you asking at all, although I'm not sure how accurate I can be with my answer. You see, I don't count calories, and haven't really counted calories or measured food during my weight loss journey.
I did, however, enter my food into Calorie King (I think that is the one) at one stage to get an idea, just out of curiosity, and it came out that I was eating anywhere from 1800 to 1900 on average a day. Mind you, it was also showing that I was burning between 500 and 1200 calories with my exercise, so I'm not sure how accurate that sort of thing is.
Of that 1800/1900 calories, MOST of it is vegetables and fruit, with whole grains and lean protein. I don't have many 'empty' calories, but I do enjoy my low-fat icecream on a fairly regular basis. My dietitian friend told me to stick with that as it is my 'treat' and curbs my cravings for other things.
So, I am probably consuming a LOT more calories than other people, but it seems to be working for me at the moment. If I got to the stage where I couldn't exercise as much, I would have to seriously look at lowering my food intake, but at the moment I still love my food WAY too much to want to do that, so I am happy balancing it out with exercise.
I hope that this was of SOME use to you.
Losing weight has given me a "Freedom" that I had never previously experienced as an adult... and I am LOVING it!!!
160kg (2004)... 73kg (2006)... Working on maintaining.
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