Wonder Dietitian and the Adventures of Sue Returns
Just to make sure you are in the ballpark (Put down that hot dog! Wrong Ball Park!) Most middle aged women of average height should use between 1400 and 1600 calories per day. For a man it would be between 1800-2000 calories per day. If you run and are a woman you can add around 100 calories per 10 minutes of running and about 150 calories if you are a man. (I know, it’s not fair.)
We left Sue screaming and pulling out her hair last week. (I gave her a few days to calm down before I tried to give her any more information. This is a trick we learned from seasoned dietitians- no we aren’t talking about salt.)
This week we are going to help Sue plan a healthy diet so she can begin to slowly lose weight.
(Have you noticed I have been speaking in the plural? We dietitians get wary fighting the battle of overeating alone so we pretend I am we. It makes we think we have a fighting chance.)
The goal for this week is to try to keep tabs on how many calories we take in each day. You can go to one of the apps I shared last week to do this.
Now we are going to go and get on the treadmill for at least 10 minutes. (It also helps to be We rather than I when on a treadmill because WE burn more calories than I.)