This month I'm going to try a few new tweaks to my diet plan. The previous system of positive and negative points balance wasn't working out very well, as I wasn't sticking to the plan at the same time I found it difficult to balance my personal life with my need to lose weight.
My plan is to still stick to my meal plan, and continue to incorporate a consistent workout regime, furthermore I'm going to prolong my workouts on the days that I eat a regular meal.
I will workout 3-4x a week at a minimum of 30 minutes each session. The 30 minutes will be on days that I stick to solely my meal plan. On days that I have regular meals I'm going to workout for a minimum of 1 hour. At my present weight an hour workout on an "efficient cardio" machine I can burn 950-1000 calories per hour. At that rate I can compensate for any binging or overeating.
I realize to some degree this is considered exercise bulimia, yet I think the difference is that I'm attempting to counteract poor dietary actions, rather than lose weight through over exertion. The one unequivocal fact of weight loss calories in minus calories out determines whether or not you lose weight. There is no other way to lose weight every single dietary method out there is an attempt to trick you into creating a calorie defficiency.
I guess we will find out a month from now how effective this change is, and whether or not I am able to sustain it.