(And let me just say that cocoa is a really great substitute so long as you're not expecting coffee. Not that pansy assed sugary confection, but cocoa beans fermented and roasted and then brewed in a fashion similar to coffee. For example, Cocoa Bean Roasting.)
And more recently I discovered that losing weight will make me faster in triathlons.
- Unless you're at 26mph or faster, being lighter on the bike is more important than aerodynamics - and since I can't afford a new and lighter bike, this leaves me with making myself lighter
- Being lighter on the run improves speed in two ways (a) decreasing effort in propelling yourself against gravity, (b) increasing VO2 Max
So I looked up my TDEE (Total Daily Energy Expenditure) estimates on a few sites. They all fell within a range of 3300 to 3500. Which means that I need to be eating that many calories per day to stay at my current weight. So to pull off the pounds, multiply that by .8 to get to a range of 2600 to 2800 calories per day.
That sounds like a lot of calories.
I put My Fitness Pal on my phone to make it easy to count calories. That app came up pretty much the same numbers but added a bit after my morning run. So it thinks I should stay under 2900 calories per day.
I did that today. It wasn't all that hard.
But now it's just before 8pm and I'm hungry. Real hungry. Not quite hangry hungry so that's a good thing.
But I bet I'm going to want to kill people by the time I wake up tomorrow.
Worse yet. There is no room for booze unless I eat far less.
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