Increasing Calories -- a Counter-Intuitive Approach to Losing Weight
Monday, January 16, 2012
OK, so now I'm convinced that 1100-1300 calories per day is not appropriate. I'm probably losing muscle not fat. So, reluctantly, I'm going to increase to 1500/day.
A few years ago I did a "metabolism test" where I breathed into a tube for a few minutes. It determined my BMR at 1300 calories/day. That's what my body would use if I was in a coma. The nutritionist said I should eat a little more than 1500 per day.
OK fast-forward to yesterday, when I found a BMR calculator on the internet and it also stated I should be eating 1500 calories per day.
God knows this "white-knuckling" it at 1100-1300 calories and exercising like a maniac isn't a sustainable lifestyle.
So I'm going to 1500 calories and will try that for a week.
I will hardly know what to do with all those extra calories!
Hmmmmm, that's a good problem to have!
Have a great Monday, everyone.