Diabesity War Day #10 – Energy in equals energy out

equalizersSo Sunday I probably ate no more than about 600 calories all day and drank very little water. The results were that my body weight dropped 4 pounds. Amazing? Not really. The fact of the matter is that much of that drop in weight was water weight and I payed for it dearly the next morning. My Monday morning workout brought with it a great lose of energy. Oh sure, I pushed through it but it is a prime example of “energy in equals energy out”. The body needs both nutritious foods and water in pretty much the same calorie range each day to perform at top levels. This isn’t just limited to the workout but all other body functions we need each day like thinking, and maintaining our body temperature.

With this said I ended up going a bit overboard with eating yesterday. It wasn’t that I ate anything bad, but I at much more than normal. I ended up buying two banana’s for breakfast followed by some granola and a berry mix. For lunch I had Chicken Caesar Salad and a stuffed cabbage, and dinner was steak, baked potato and asparagus. Still feeling hungry after dinner I had a small piece of cake smothered with strawberries, blueberries and whipped cream. So although my blood sugar dropped down into the 70’s on Monday, here I am on Tuesday over the 100 mark once again.

Lesson learned, “Energy in equals energy out”. What you eat and how much you eat is just as important as pushing that workout to it’s limit. You can lose weight initially by eating less, but eventually it will come back. It is through the practice of fasting that allows our bodies to burn fat, but it is equally important to maintain the same level of food energy each day.

It is easy to look at the scale and be excited when we realize that our body weight has dropped substantially over night, but in reality it is a signal that we are doing something wrong. I believe that it is possible to lose 4-6 pounds per month while doing all of the right things, but losing 4 pounds in one day is insane. And by the way losing just 4 pounds per months equal how many pounds in 10 months?
Blood Sugar- 114, Weight- 183.4

Distance- 2.78 miles
Time- 40:00 minutes
Calories- 329.3 burned

Bowflex – BACK
Pulldowns- 160- 47
Rows- 160 – 48
Reverse Fly’s- 40/40- 20

About SimpleLivingOver50

At 53 years old I am starting to realize how life changes both physically and emotionally. I strive for a life of simplicity. I am winning the battle with type II diabetes, created a plan to have all debt paid off in 4 years including the house, taking advantage of every opportunity to live life to it's fullest through adventures in nature, hiking, biking, loving and learning.
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7 Responses to Diabesity War Day #10 – Energy in equals energy out

  1. Great read! Also explains why one gets so hungry after an intensive workout.

  2. I’m wondering, and just spit balling here, but is it not a good thing to avoid exercising vigorously the day after an IF day? Asking a question. I seriously don’t know, but wonder…

  3. You are right about eating and exercise more days than not. That’s good. Just keep working at it, adjusting where necessary.

  4. virgobeauty says:

    Your writing style is lovely, and informative. It’s motivating me to stay focused on my eating choices. You’re dedicated to your health and it’s very inspiring. Keep up the great job you’re doing.

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