I've been reading The Hunger Fix by Pam Peeke with great interest, as I have no doubt that I am a food addict. I weigh 316.8 pounds. However, I was saddened to find that the food plans are "one size fits all." How will these food plans work for BOTH a sedentary person half my size, and me, an active morbidly obese person who easily burns 4000 calories a day (and more if I deliberately exercise)? I know for certain that I can't go below 2000 calories without losing weight WAY too fast (like 5 pounds a week).
I want to follow The Hunger Fix plan, but I don't want to restrict my calories so much that I set myself up to fail.View Thread
Did you see the part about me weighing over 300 pounds? Heavy people burn lots of calories because we are larger. I'm 5'10 and early 30s, if it matters, and I have lots of muscle in my legs. I wear a device that tells my calorie burn. Sunday, I wasn't feeling very good and slept most of the day, and laid around watching TV the rest of the day. I burned 2800 calories, which is the lowest I've ever seen for me.
Further data: in the past, when I've followed a strict 1800 calorie no sugar diet, I lose over a pound every two days without exercising, or 60 pounds in 100 days. I was about 30 pounds less the last time I started such a diet. So, at my current weight. I do not think under 2000 calories per day is advisable.View Thread
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