|You want me to eat all of this?|
As you probably know, the "key" to weight loss and weight gain is the number of calories that you eat. According to the experts I should be eating around 2,200 calories per day for my sedentary lifestyle. If I were to eat 1,700 a day then I would lose 1 pound a week. Conversely if I ate 2,700 a day then I would gain 1 pound a week.
Well, one of the requirements with loading day is that I eat 5,000 calories. Let me let that sink in. Yes once you get past the shock of it all, my first question was...How? I don't normally eat breakfast, and even if I ate my favorite food (Chipotle) for lunch and dinner, I might only hit 2,000 calories. So once I had made the decision to do this diet I had to find a way to hit the 5,000 calories. It is not enough to just stuff yourself. I almost have to eat all day long...and hope that what I eat is quickly absorbed/expunged to make room for more food.
I cannot do that. I still want to enjoy my last few days of "normal" food, so I have decided to limit myself to 5 pies a day to help cover half of my caloric "needs". I actually went by the grocery store this morning after dropping Lexi off at Kindergarten and bought 10 of them (5 for each day). When I was checking out the lady apologized for asking, but she was curious why I was buying so many of them. Not being one to lie, I told her that it was for a diet. She about keeled over right there!
I went ahead and had some breakfast this morning. So far my caloric intake today has been:
1 Sausage, Egg & Cheese Biscuit from McDonalds - 560c (36f)
1 Large Sweet Tea from McDonalds - 280c (0f)
Total Day #1 (so far) - 840 calories (36 fat)