RE: Am I eating enough?
Posted Monday, January 18, 2010 at 9:40 PM
Vegangirl, sounds like a fine start for you!
Truth be told, it is darn hard - if not impossible - to accurately asses calorie intake. Unless taking pre-packed, pre-measured, pre-whatever foods.
That said, you are probably finding - as many do - that when eating to satisfaction on whole, unprocessed (and it sounds like your selections are lower fat, too?) then you will have that wonderful satiety from a belly well fed and a body well-nourished. Which alleviates the need entirely for counting calories. Ain't it great?
Here's another way to assess what is going on for you. I like to look at these things from a trouble-shooting perspective.
experience evening hunger at night?
overcome by munchies late in the day?
craving high fat, high sugar foods?
These can, all 3 or each individually, be signs of undereating. Because high fat, high sugar foods are the fastest way to manufacture and protect bodyfat stores. If you chronically undereat, this survival mechanism works against your body composition goals.
Keep watching and enjoying the process, and don't borrow trouble. And be prepared for things to change and shift, and just go with that.