Yesterday I wrote a post stressing out about my caloric intake but I think I forgot to take into account an important factor.
Calorie counting isn’t an exact science.
I THINK I’m eating 2000 calories a day but am I really? Probably not. I can imagine that despite my best efforts it would be quite easy for a few 100 or so calories to slip by undetected. In fact, the more I think about it, that scenario seems much more likely then the idea that I am eating exactly 2000 calories. Maybe I’m taking in 2600 right now and don’t even know it. Maybe when I thought I was taking in 2600 I was really taking in 3000+.
This line of thinking is making me feel better about gradually dropping my calories. It also makes my calorie number and my lack of hunger make a lot more sense.