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3/30/13 11:44 A

I was just looking at your nutrition tracker, and I wonder if you aren't getting enough calories. You seem to be in the 1200-1550 bracket. BUT if you are doing cardio and strength training 5-6 times a week, you aren't getting enough to eat.

You have to account for those calories you're burning. If you burn 300 calories in a day, but you only eat 1300...that leaves your body with 1000 to function off of...and your body will HATE that. You will start snacking.

Eat at the higher end of your range AND make sure the great SP computer knows how many calories you are burning every week.

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3/29/13 7:23 P

when this happens to me, and it usually does, I drink a lot of water and eat a lot of fiber emoticon

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3/29/13 4:47 P

This happened to me, too, after I had lost a significant amount of weight. I started craving chocolate, but the funny thing was, I had never really craved this or sweet stuff much at all, before (even before I started losing weight!) I told my Dr about it and he said it wasn't uncommon when a person had lost a fair bit of weight - it was like it was the body's way of trying to get back to the original weight that it had been with for so long. He said I would have to work hard to not cave in............. and he wasn't wrong!

If there isn't a particular event or events that has happened recently which you can address, then try to find something else to do to keep your hands and mouth busy. Maybe chewing on some sugarless gum?


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3/29/13 2:23 P


Some thing changed these past two weeks. Because if your routine were the same, things would be status quo and your eating habits would be stable. Have you been under any unusual stress these last couple of weeks or so ? When a person is under stress, they may start grazing for comfort. Excess stress can cause a person to eat more than they want.

Are you eating enough calories during the day ? Did you change your breakfast or lunch ? Did you increase the amount of exercise you do ? Some times when a person is "good", they drastically cut their calories during the day only to end up hungry by the evening. Perhaps if you ate a bit more during the day, you'll feel less hungry at night.

Have you changed the foods you've been eating ? If not, perhaps you're reaction is a result of eating the same old foods day in and out. Try shaking up your menu. Try new meals. different veggies. Add more spices to engage your palate.

Mostly, I wonder if you've been under some kind of stress either at home, work, school, relationship, etc... are you worried about anything ? Have you been unusually anxious about something ? Are you sleeping okay ? Lack of sleep can cause people to eat.

Think about what happened in the past two weeks because that will give you your answer.

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3/29/13 2:11 P

So I have lost about 30 pounds so far. My weight loss plan is very sensible. I work out 5-6 times a week (cardio and strength training). I eat as clean as I can, but I eat a balanced diet--I don't cut out "bad foods", I just restrict them. It has worked great for me and I haven't had trouble with cravings or overeating until the last 2 weeks.

For whatever reason, I've started grazing a lot--especially after dinner. I don't know why. I'm not hungry, or craving anything. And I am definitely eating enough calories. Any suggestions for me?

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