I only had a quadruple burger at hooters rather than a big dinner. I have no idea how many calories it had. My guesstimate was 2100 calories bearing in mind that their beef patties are pretty fatty (according to the nutrional information on their website). I assumed 200P-100F-100C. I walked all the way back from Clark Quay to Holland Village, fell asleep at 5am and got up nicely at 1pm. Jetlag is obvious but I am intending to learn to wake up early as soon as possible. First few days may feel forced but I don’t care. Early mornings are my new nightlife – this is the period of the day when I tend to get most natural „high”.
Now, having a kopi at starbuck I get more and more clarity on what the right eating regimen seems to be. I feel like not putting the pressure on myself and starting with mindful self-observation and letting everything be as it is helped a lot. First of all, I was considering three more or less professional soulmates to supervise my process but at the end of the day low levels of their understanding of my situation, seriousness and values would potentially bring more disappointment then feeling of support. Accepting I’m mostly on my own is a better starting point than false expectations.
First of all, even though I feel like I am repeating myself and moreover that I will repeat myself over and over, I can’t stress enough that mindful self-observation is the key component. „How am I feeling right now? What’s the situation right now? How can I respond to it?” These questions must be a start. It is easy to question long term goals and values as I go along, as I get hungry, angry, lonely or tired. Or all of it at the same time. Returning to my senses and starting from there is like returning to my perfect imaginary soulmate. It surely is better than returning to somebody who does not care about my goals as much as I do.
My personal situation while in Singapore is far from ideal to follow the strict diet but it’s also far from ideal not to follow any diet. Bearing in mind the expected level of my activity and my current form I feel slight caloric deficit with flexible dieting is the most optimal strategy I can think of. It’s clearly getting me closer to where I feel best yet shouldn’t negatively affect my workout progressions. My estimation is: 3000-3300 calories, 160-180P, 60-80F, 400-500C. This is what I consider the most optimal. However, understanding the level of motivation to achieve any body composition goals (which is relatively mid-low) it is not my top priority to follow the numbers here. My top priority is to observe my cravings, my states of mind and self-reflect on it. Dieting is primarily a tool for my personal growth and learning process. Body recomposition may just happen as an aftermath.