Recently, I found out that I had high Cholesterol, not a surprise since, I come from the gene pool of good old Italian folks, all with high cholesterol. I thought this might be a problem for a guy that loves to cook pizza and Italian food. So, I set out to lose some weight. It was much easier than I expected. I took off 15 pounds by keeping my calories under 1200 per day and exercising daily, and it only took 6 weeks!
I thought I was doing good, I only had about 10-15 more pounds to lose before I reached my weight loss goal. Then my weight loss stalled. I wasn’t losing anymore weight. My weight has stayed the same for weeks! What was I doing wrong? When I found out that I wasn’t eating enough food, I was shocked.
Here is what I discovered. My normal calorie range is between 1500-1850 and because I was eating less than 1200 calories per day my body thought I was starving. My body began protecting me by conserving my calories in my fat! (Thanks, but no thanks) Is that weird ? I never thought that I would have to eat more to lose weight, but that’s exactly what I have to do. I guess I will have an extra slice of pizza or maybe two.
It took me a long time to find a good web site to help me track my calories and help me with my weight loss goals. This is a free site and is a wonderful source for all kinds of information. I highly recommend it to anyong trying to eat healthy and lose weight. It’s called Sparkpeople.