Thursday, January 20, 2011

W3, Day 3: Nutrition

Mmmmm, chocolate.  So I'll admit to munching on a chocolate Santa as I write this.  No, I'm not cheating on my diet.  And oh yes, it tastes so good.  I think that I need to restructure my day in some way, but I'm very reluctant to do so.  The problem is that I am ending up with way too many food points to spend at the end of the day.  To this end, I'm eating little for most of the day.  Now that my body has adjusted to the much smaller quantity of food, I'm not nearly so hungry all the time--so basically, I just don't eat much until dinner. Then at dinner, I have more calories than I need, so I end up eating some things that don't have much nutritional value.  I'm not sure if the food points I don't eat carry over to the next day, so I haven't been banking them.

At least, however, I did start taking a multi-vitamin at my husband's insistence.  I've noticed that every time I start dieting that my hair starts falling out and my finger nails become soft.  Weird, huh?  I'm really not sure why this is, but the hair loss is quite noticeable when I am showering or brushing my hair.  I wonder if that just happens to everyone?  I know I'm getting a ton of different fruits and veggis, so I don't think it's because I'm not getting enough vitamins (though I'm not sure about protein because I'm not eating much meat).  But, I guess I'll try to be consistent with the multi-vitamin, just in case.

1 comment:

  1. Please discuss this with your doctor. That's not a normal response to dieting (nor is faintness) and I'm concerned you're cutting back in a way that is unhealthy. Your doctor should be thrilled and supportive that you're trying to lose weight, and they'll be able to help you do it in a way that doesn't put my good friend at risk...