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SURVIVOR61 SparkPoints: (152,947)
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1/30/13 6:41 P
try this website for xtra help

GRAMCRACKER46 Posts: 1,444
1/30/13 11:17 A

Calorie Cycling...what an interesting idea. I think I will incorporate that also. And I have made plans to increase exercise. Thanks all.

JENNILACEY SparkPoints: (80,279)
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1/30/13 7:09 A

It worked for me. I got stuck at 120 last time I hit a plateau after decreasing my cals from 1400-1200 for 6 weeks after a previous plateau. I lost about 15 lbs in that 6 weeks but then got stuck again as my body adjusted to the lower calorie intake. Not to mention it was torture eating that low. I upped my calories back up to 1400 cals and began calorie cycling around that number. I've lost 5 lbs in the last two weeks since then.

I think sometimes you just need confuse or rev up your metabolism by eating more. It was strange before I even tried calorie cycling or upping my calories. I did notice on weeks where I ate over the amount of calories I aimed for I'd actually lose more weight. So I don't know exactly what to attribute the break through to or if it was a combination of both a calorie increase and calorie cycling.

DRAGONCHILDE SparkPoints: (58,953)
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1/29/13 7:57 P

Many people have, quite successfully. Here's a whole thread to that effect!

SLASALLE SparkPoints: (227,354)
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1/29/13 6:23 P

I've done it - both diet and exercise. It helped. Our bodies get used to the same old routines and become stagnant.

Good luck!!!

STEPHEN_NANNY SparkPoints: (10,496)
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1/29/13 5:13 P

Are you planning on changing up your exercise routine to go with it? That can really help bust through in conjunction with a change in calorie allotment. Changing whatever balance you have between strength and cardio, or even changing the type of cardio you normally do can help.

Good luck!

GRAMCRACKER46 Posts: 1,444
1/29/13 4:45 P

Been hovering now for months after losing 20 lbs over 2+ years.

After reading a SP article on the subject I will increase my calories 200 per day for a week to 10 days as an experiment. I could go up 400 according to my range but that is just too scary.

Have any of you done this and were you successful?

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