Since this Friday is the first week of furlough until the Fall, I realized how sitting down all day has had me eating less…Which has actually helped me gain weight…You think eat less fast and you will loose weight. Well, when you don’t use as much energy as before you don’t desire the protein. Then you wonder why you want a nap at 2pm and can’t sleep until 2am. So I’ve downloaded a nutrition tracker which shows me which nutrients I’m eating rather than removing calories. There are good calories
Already my breakfast today has improved my mood and encouraged me to write this article.
Cold strong coffee
Strawberry toast with strawberry jam,
Hard boiled egg,
and homemade banana oats.
May seem big but I’ve been working very hard at trying to gain muscle and increase my fitness level. I’m very glad that now I know what nutrients I need rather than restricting out of fear of calories. Basically everything that I like to eat has energy. So as long as I am not only consuming bread and pizza…and get back into making every meal…Then I should get back to peak Caeli mode.
There are good fats and tracking which foods you eat shows you what nutrients you are feeding your body. So, when you get hungry, you can “test” a food, by putting it into the nutrient tracker. You know that donut does not add to anything. But, what if you want more chicken? Will you wake up as a rooster or will it wake you up as soon as your alarm shouts cock-a-doodle-doo? Eating healthy and regular helps your concentration. Needing to focus for that meeting, or feel like you have fatigue syndrome? It might mean you need a hard boiled egg or some almonds…
If you limit your body, it goes into saving mode and holds onto fat and when you do eat something a little larger your body puts on the pounds…So now I’m excited to see an increase in health and fitness education. This also will help me keep and gain muscle in addition to aiding in recovering from the pain of strenuous exercise! Remember to drink your water friends that is also a nutrient that apps can track.
If you have an Iphone, the App I am using is called Chronometer which is FREE. Also, I did not write this as a promotion for the app creator, I just genuinely am interested.
Yes you can have “anorexia” while still being heavy. I call this the overweight starvation anorexia. Half of the United States is obese. It is not always because they are eating too much, but also because they may not be eating much nutrients at all.
In America, you can eat all day to make it until you fall asleep and yet still feel starving. That’s because while your brain feels pleasure from that burger with extra cheese, you are slowly killing your body. Yet, you are overweight and obese so you try to eat less to loose weight.
You may at first, but only because you are ruining your body and slowly killing yourself. While you eat too much, others eat nothing. Where is the middle ground? When will society recognize health in every organization and prevent the obese and malnutrition and starving deaths all over the world?
Then, you want more chips and realize your mind and body cannot even function and you just want to sleep. No matter your activity level, don’t nutrient starve your body. American Malnutrition is a serious condition.
Will I have to get up at 5am when I go back to work in order to preserve my health? Would you?
-Caeli McKamey, caeliswords.com