I haven’t really talked too much about my overall food intake while trying to drop the weight. Just the general of cutting out white death and trying not to eat out. Besides that I’d say the next biggest thing I’m doing is counting my calories and trying to keep my carb,fat and protein ratio at 40:30:30. For the first 6 weeks of the year I was keeping my calories around 1800-2200 a day. At this level I lost 30lbs and was pretty easy to do.
For the next couple weeks I tried keeping my calories down at 1600 calories. I heard this was the lowest safe level for males. This was actually pretty easy to do in that I wasn’t hungry when I thought I would be. I may not have tried this long enough but at 1600 calories I felt like I was tired more often and my weight plateaued even increasing a pound one week. I started running around the same time so that may be another reason this lower intake didn’t work for me.
So this week I decided to move my calorie intake back to my original level and I’m already seeing a difference. The scale has started going down again and my energy level is a lot better. I’ve also started to take a multi-vitamin and a flax seed oil supplement and a selenium pill. I’ll see how things go from here calorie and supplement wise and re-evaluate next month.