For my video I have recorded everything I have eaten for 4 days living on WW2 rations including breaking every meal down by calories.
I try not to count calories but the last two months my weight loss has slowed quite a bit so I’ve tracked my calories for several days. Actually making a visual record of everything you put in your mouth is an excellent way of making you think before you eat something because you have to pull your phone out to take a photo.
I’m not restricting in any way at all.
This journey for me is about:
a) Recording what impact living on a WW2 Ration Book diet has on my health (and weight)
b) Removing bingeing and overeating from my life by filling my diet with lots of nutritious wholefoods and reducing Ultra Processed Foods
It’s been 10 months since I’ve binged.
This has literally been one of the best positive things about living on WW2 rations. I haven’t binged in 10 months! I can’t really explain what a relief this has been. I had felt very much out of control and overeating or bingeing was happening 3 or 4 times a week. Not only was this making me feel horribly sluggish with increasingly bad headaches but the mental/emotional turmoil of dealing with the aftermath (which is typically guilt and disgust and quite honestly, a failure) has gone.
The other plus is that my back pain has gone (it was crushingly AWFUL), my hip pains are mostly gone and my knee pains have decreased significantly… and hopefully these will continue to improve as I move towards a physically healthier BMI.
So how did the calories break down over the 4 days?
- Sunday = 2050
- Monday = 1660
- Tuesday = 1600
- Wednesday = 1400
- + 15 mugs of tea = 375
Grand total = 7085 /4 = 1771 average cal. per day
I’ll be doing my monthly weigh in next weekend and then it’s just two months to go!