Today's my first day of the 400 cal. challenge. Calorie counting is difficult because I don't eat very much pre-packaged food. The most I can do is scale back the amount of oils I cook with, and eliminate nuts, seeds, bananas and avocadoes (which I don't eat anyways). I plan on eating less beans and grains and cutting back on the soy products, too. I'll go back to my normal eating habits after succeeding.
To help me succeed, I'll be filling 4 710 mL water bottles to capacity every morning, and going to bed when I finish the last drop. Does anyone have any idea of how to ensure your metabolism doesn't slow down?
I don't own a scale, so I'll be going by inches. My current stats are:
Arms: 10", 9" wrists: 6"
My short-term ideal stats are:
Arms: 9", 8" wrists: 6"
My long-term ideal/goal stats are:
Arms: 8", 7" wrists: 6"
I won't beat myself up over not achieving my ideal though, realistically my bone structure will only allow me to be so small. I want to be as small as possible, though.