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Chapter 10: I eat like a bird … and weight like a cargo train.

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Two days on is enough to straighten few things out. Never mind “I eat like a bird” part. Like a pterodactyl may be, yes. No wonder that some researchers claim that “Pterodactyls were too heavy to fly”.

You bet they were! I have logged everything I eat for two days to find out that I eat about three times as much as I should. You should try it if you don’t believe me. Enlightenment effect is extremely sobering.

The guys on the website asked me for my goal: how much weight do I want to loose. I said 23kg in three days. They said: “Wrong answer. Chill down and go with 1kg a week”. B-O-R-I-N-G  B-O-R-I-N-G  B-O-R-I-N-G

On the other side 1 kg a week means that I have to cut my calories budget in half: from 2200 to 1100 calories. Honestly, 1100 calories a day is just enough to support my chewing activity. Coco said to watch out taking in less then 1400 calories a day, because it would slow down the metabolism. So what to do? I eat breakfast, I eat lunch and voila I am over budget.

I prefer to think of it as my own brilliant idea to eat 1600-1900 calories a day to make sure I am never hungry, and to burn 500-800 calories in daily exercise to meet my budget. I mainly jump rope. It burns fastest. Coco said it is fine for now, but will have to change in the future as a consequence of some fat burning and life changing side effect. Don’t ask me what side effect – me not know.

As result of calories logging I stop eating: pesto, olives, 200g chocolate bars and I completely stop drinking alcohol and soft drinks. On the day four I eat 100 grams of some cookies accounting for 7000 jumps, 1.5 hours. I crawl home with a nice feeling of accomplishment. Any more cookies? Not this week if I want to be able to walk.

By the end of the first week I and Coco are a universe and 22kg apart.

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