Hello, Benjamin from Brothers Campfire here!
On January 2nd, 2024, I began a weight loss journey, joining a 10-week contest. As of Tuesday the 30th, I am down 25.8 pounds or 13.06 Kilograms
I am not a healthcare professional, but am willing to disclose what I am doing.
For tracking, I am using the free versions of the
Lose It and Fitbit applications. One for food and the other to track calories expended.
While the Fitbit application does not accurately track calories burned, it is consistent, providing information that I can compare against actual weight loss results.
I eat inexpensive vegetables such as carrots, celery, and miscellaneous frozen veggies. When I am super hungry, I will eat plain baked sweet or regular potatoes.
When I feel a craving for meat, I listen to that craving. I eat plain baked chicken, hard-boiled eggs, or fish when I can get it. (mostly tuna and dollar store mackerel).
Dinner is whatever Momma chooses to make.
When folks say eat less and exercise more, I cringe a bit. When you are in a serious calorie deficit, rigorous exercise can be discouraging. I opt for walking, but if you add this to a weight loss program prepare to lose only around 100 calories give or take per mile. For me, I walk up to 10 miles a day, adding around an additional 1000 calorie deficit.
Of these 25.8 pounds, I am going to go out on a limb and say about one-third to one-half of that is fat, and the rest being other materials including water.
I was routinely posting this information on the Nextdoor application on my phone, but I triggered a few who were concerned that I was damaging my organs.
If I am indeed damaging my organs with large quantities of vegetables, I can rest assured in assuming I will live a long time eating pizza, lasagna, Coca-Cola, and Snickers bars the rest of the year.