Eat to live…..or live to eat…..?

Starting weight: 88.8kg
Target weight: 63kg
Weight recorded on November 20th 2013: 80.8kg


How much do we really need to eat…..?

I never asked myself this question until I started training here in Bangkok. In the UK my philosophy was what the hell just eat away, sometimes I would try and eat healthy, go to the gym and not see any weight loss, I thought to myself I am eating food which I am not really enjoying, I would then just go back to eating naughty foods!

Training and living here has let me experiment with my eating habits, when I first started, I ate two very large meals a day, both after training. There was no in-between snacking. At first this felt great, eat as much as possible, you will definitely burn it off. After the first month my weight had hardly changed!

I then cut out the rice and ate more vegetables. Excellent for a few days until I seemed to be loosing my energy. The electrolytes came next, this helped a bit but not much, I found just drinking plain iced water helped a lot more.

Now comes wearing a sweatsuit, the first few weeks were exhausting. I did the walk/run came back to the gym and literally collapsed! I needed large amounts of water, which annoyed Master Pimu!

 
 
For the lack of energy I tried eating a banana before training, for some people this may help but I found myself being more sluggish…..
 
Also tried eating once a day. You would think I will have no energy and actually you are right, I lasted about one round of hitting the pads after that my performance just went down hill!! At first eating once a day I was loosing half a kilogram per training session then after a few days my weight had shot up!!

At the moment after the morning training session I would have a small portion of vegetables, no rice. Around 13:30 I will have some fruit. In the evening I will have another small bowl of vegetables.
 
 
I know some people have said that fruit is not the best but at the moment for me it seems to be working…..I have energy for my training sessions, which are so much more intense, the last two weeks are going to be crazy…..!!!
 
As yet I am still working on eating habits that suit me…..
 
What works for you…..?
 
 

 

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