Tuesday, July 12, 2011


Weight today- 159.6!! I finally dropped into the 150's. How awesome is that? I've been trying a few things new this week and obviously they're working. As most of you know, I track my food using MyFitnessPal.com. I had noticed however that I lost more weight when I didn't track my food and winged it. So, the expirement was this....I would write down everything I eat through out the day and input it at the end (just to see where the numbers are). I eat when I'm hungry, stop when I'm full and really try to choose the highest quality foods that will give me the biggest bang for my buck.
So far, so good. Because the reality is this....I DON'T WANT TO TRACK MY WHOLE LIFE. Obviously it's a fantastic tool, but I'm getting to the point where I need to be able to figure out how to eat so I won't put the weight back on after this is all done.
One trend I've noticed by doing this, I eat quite a bit of fat. The nice thing about that...I feel satisfied longer. Something to remember- Good dietary fats will not make you fat. Again I say- "Fat doesn't make you fat!!". Excess calories or "energy" from any source, be it fat or carbs or protein, will be converted into fat stores. Period. It took me a long time to understand that. While it seems simple enough as a concept, we've been bombarded for years with the idea that we need to have a low fat diet to lose weight. So we eat "low fat" processed foods loaded with carbs usually, and we're hungry (because it doesn't have good fats to trigger satiety) so we eat more, which gives us excess "energy" which our body turns into fat. (This is a very simplified example of the process, but I'm trying to make the point simple). I use carbs as an example because of all the groups, carbs are the easiest to overeat.
Anyway, the point is, eat more good fat. Slice up an avocado for your salad. Eat a handful of almonds. Use olive oil. You might be surprised how your body responds.
So tell me, do you eat a lot of good fats?? Was any of this news to you or am I preachin' to the choir?


REBYRYAN said...

Haha. Yeah, I have heard this but I am still in the "can't do it" mindset. It's good to see a real person have success with it though not just some "study". Thanks for sharing!

Lucy said...

Wow-I have a "draft" post from the day before yesterday and two things you wrote are the same as what I wrote! I hit the 159 mark (again!-first time in 2-3 months) and I wrote "Fat doesn't make fat."

How cool is that!

Way to go...p.s: LOVE avocado!

Tiffany said...

@Lucy- Lol, that is way too funny. So glad you hit 159 also...wtg. And yes, I ♥ avocado!!!!!
@Rebyryan- Try it out. It was hard to wrap my brain around, but now I embrace it fully:)