I am beginning to wonder if a lot of my weight gain from using Risperdal was from simply not remembering everything I have eaten during the day.
Yes, I think the drug makes me crave food and it probably slows my metabolism down a bit but the calories still have to come from somewhere and unless I keep records, I really have not much idea how much I’ve eaten.
It’s evening now, and I certainly don’t remember everything I ate today, let alone if I’ve overeaten or undereaten in the past 7 days…past month…etc…
I think food diaries work well for me but it’s a slow process losing weight. If you burn 500 calories net a day thats only 500/3500=0.14 lbs a day so it would take you 280 days or about 9 months to lose 40 pounds.
I think more realistically I am losing 0.3 lbs per week on average now so for me to lose 40 more lbs will take 40/(0.3/7) = 933 days or 2.5 years!
Slowly but surely!