Eat Real Food, Not Too Much, Mostly Plants

Strong People are harder to kill than weak people and more useful in general. - Mark Rippetoe

Friday, November 20, 2020

Nutrition Update

After initial success and going from 195# on 5/29/2020 to 178# on 9/19/2020 (-17# over 16 weeks) I started to backslide and quickly shot up to 189# on 11/16/2020 (+11# over 8 weeks).  This was disheartening and alarming.  It was not hard to envision that I would be back up around 195# by the end of the year.

I could make any number of excuses, but the bottom line is that I started eating sugar again and snacking between meals.  A chocolate chip cookie here and a bowl of potato chips there can easily tack on 300-400 unnecessary calories daily which add up to pounds weekly.

This morning I weighed in at 185# and hope to be back under 180# by New Years Day.

I am reinforcing that I am an athlete with healthy eating habits who monitors his health markers including body weight, macronutrient intake, cholesterol profile and A1C.

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