Originally Posted by HareBrain
Something for chocoholics to consider: a large portion of one's calorie expenditure goes on maintaining body temperature. The colder it gets, the more calories you burn. Keeping the house unheated in winter not only burns more calories, but saves you money you can then spend on more chocolate!
I like the way you think! *scuttles off to turn the heat waaaay down* Parson
- since the band prevents you from eating large quantities at a time, do you "snack" all through the day? By snack I mean, really small portions of meals?
When I started losing weight, I got into the rut of eating about 100-150c snacks every 2 hours. The weight sure did drop, but I had to stop that behavior once I started actually adding the calories as I came up way short most days. Now I eat, and have been for nearly 2 years, first breakfast 100-200cal, second breakfast 100cal, lunch 300-400cal, snack 200cal, dinner 300-500cal, snack 100cal. Sounds crazy, I know, but my calories are maintained int he 1300cal range even with all the snacking.
I think it's a better choice than the 3 meal average of many.