Since my ever improving fitness wasn’t burning calories as fast as I would like, this past Sunday I started an improvised diet. The basics were to eat oatmeal for 3 meals a day, with no snacks. Improvised in that I was cooking 2 cups of raw oatmeal per day, but only eating 2/3 of that production. It was produced with water & improved with dark brown sugar. Beverages were bottomless earl grey tea & 2-3 glasses of red wine per night.
The good of this brief diet is that I’m not longer hungry & the bad is that I don’t have the energy I used to either. At my fitness session with my trainer, this morning, I was completely lacking in my normal energy output. Informing my trainer of this new diet, he informed me I needed a higher caloric intake. He estimated my oatmeal diet at 900 calories per day & suggested I stay at 1,800 - 2,000 calories per day. He said, that my low caloric intake would put my body into starvation mode & thus hold onto fat longer.
Prior to Sunday, my regular intake was at 1,800 calories per day with cereal for breakfast, omlette for lunch, cottage cheese for snack, burger with grilled veggies for dinner including 2-3 glasses of wine & water during the day.
Thus I’ll be returning to a higher caloric intake, though with a higher intake at breakfast & maybe staying with oatmeal for lunch.