I’ve never been any good at calorie counting. When I’m in the Fat Savage mode I pretty much eat and drink what I want. When I start to break out of a safe plateau area, I quit drinking, eat rabbit food all day, drink lots of water and eat a decent night time meal with or without wine depending on my desire to reduce.
I’ve been on a steady plateau for a month or so when I went to visit the kids in America. Naturally, a cultural delight is to visit a Barnes and Nobel, the bigger the better. Like many people I buy my books on line from Amazon, but I love the smell of real books and the eclectic offerings of real book stores either chain or independent.
Well the book was worth the $3.99 as it allowed me to figure out that during sex I probably burned about 7 calories a minute and no matter how satisfying a 30 minute “quicky” can be, as exercise it only burns about 210 calories. If you want to burn more calories, you just have to commit to longer time periods for love making the same as any other exercise.
The first day I decided to count calories started in a normal way. We went to a fine beach resort and started with a hearty breakfast. I had coffee with milk, and a bagel, lox and cream cheese. Midday, I had an apple, tomato and cucumber. By the end of the day, I was stressed and stopped with my wife for a glass of wine. We decided to blow off dinner so the evening’s caloric intake consisted of caviar and brie on bagel chips followed by a ½ cup of chocolate ice cream and a bottle of wine. The next day I had dropped 3 pounds and decided I needed to total the calories. Well all that fun stuff totals 1940 calories, 89 grams of fat and 206 carbohydrates. Considering I took my multi-vitamins and calcium, I guess I would consider that a pretty healthy day.
Seriously, I doubt I can carry around a calorie counter and document what I did all day. But it really is a little bit of fun to find out that the things you love are not all that bad and if you’re going to count calories, you may as well do it with a $4 book as a $10 one.