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The Secret of Weight Loss: Eat More Food!

Monday, January 14, 2013

I know, it sounds crazy. I don't make the rules. I just observe them.

I was getting frustrated. I wasn't losing weight. I was eating super healthy, I was working out like a boss, and I was sticking between 240-242 pounds. Now, I fully admit that I am completely addicted to my scale and should NOT look at it every day. But I do, and that's not stopping anytime soon.

It was still frustrating to hop on the scale each day and see 240. Then 242. Then 240. Then 242. I read a LOT of stuff online. I toyed with the possibility that maybe my muscles were just holding a bunch of water, and therefore I wasn't losing weight. I considered that maybe I wasn't eating healthy enough stuff, and even though my calories were low I needed more protein/less fats/less carbs/something else. What I refused to believe, however, were all of the people stating over and over again, "You might be eating too little."

Too little? HAH! I did not get to 255 pounds by eating too little. And besides, I know how this works. Calories in, calories out. Eat less, exercise more, lose weight. Boom. Everyone is trying to trick the poor fat girl into eating more and not losing weight. So mean.

But whatever. I figured I'd give it a try. I'd been eating around 800-900 calories per day. My recommended calorie range is between 1200-1550. So I went into the range. I have not gone over, but I also have not gone under. And boom. The next day, my scale broke 240. And the next day it went down even more. And even more the next day. It's as if, for some strange reason, my body finally decided to stop clinging desperately to those pounds once it saw me eat more.

Shoot, it's not like I've starved my body up until this point. There's plenty of resources for it to take from.

But if my body insists I eat just a little bit more each day ... then fine, fine, put the gun down, I guess I'll eat. If I have to... emoticon
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    I think we all have been there (eating too low). Congrats on figuring this out. That's a huge step.

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    2633 days ago
    Thing is, I didn't feel starving. I actually felt full. I think with eating so much that was so low cal it was hard to get higher in total calories. So I'm not trying so hard to reduce everything now.
    2634 days ago
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    800?! That sounds like starving to me, honey. I am so glad you accepted that your body needs a certain amount of fuel to function properly, and to be strong and fit. Take care!!
    2634 days ago
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