I am about 5 feet 9 inches tall and weigh 320 pounds. So far, I have lost 10 pounds in 4 weeks. I once heard that if a person weighs 320 pounds, that person can eat less than 3200 calories in a day and lose weight. However, I try to shoot for 1,600 to 2,600 calories per day. In the last 4 weeks, it is usually 2,200 to 2,400 calories that I eat in a day. However, I am trying to gradually go to trying to shoot for 1,600 to 2,000 calories per day. I think that's what brought this question up. Thank you.
I eat 2 or 3 meals per day. I eat either a Weight Watchers TV dinner with 3 slices of bread or a Bean and Black Bean Burrito from Taco Bell, (both are diet) or The Grilled Chicken Sandwich, small chili, and a small coke at Wendy's, (760 calories total) or a 6 inch or foot long sandwich from Subway. (either Roast Beef, Oven Roasted Chicken, Ham, Turkey Breast, or Ham and Turkey Breast) I indulge once a week at Luby's. I eat Baked Chicken, Mashed Potatoes with brown gravy, corn, a wheat roll, a dessert, and a coke. When I snack, I either eat a pear or a Slimful Bar (90 calories) with a glass of water. I drink aXXXXX Pepper only in the morning.
I am not hungry by eating as I described above. I'm sorry. In my original question, I meant to say that I was going to try to change my diet by eating ONLY when I get hungry and that people tell me I shouldn't because it would slow down my metabolism. By feeling hungry, I mean not only wanting to eat or feeling the need to eat, but where you even feel your stomach and throat making gurgling sounds and you begin to feel kind of weak. Thank you.
Since I'm in my 40s and have problems with my thyroid gland, (I take 125 MCG of Synthroid daily) I don't want to risk exercising for nothing on account that my metabolism may not be working too good. That's why I am trying to see if I lose weight at a good pace first by dieting only. However, I am considering other incentives to exercise even if exercise doesn't help me lose weight because of my metabolism such as exercise might still help health wise as it keeps the circulation going or might relieve my anxiety.
What I mean by my statement is that if I have problems with my thyroid gland and I am in my 40s, don't these factors effect my metabolism? And if my metabolism is not working too good, won't that cause a person to exercise, and not lose weight, since the metabolism is not working too good? In other words, won't such a person exercise for nothing?
Does exercising in regular amounts help relieve anxiety?