Calorie Cycling...what an interesting idea. I think I will incorporate that also. And I have made plans to increase exercise. Thanks all.
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Sharon from Florida
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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.
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Many people have, quite successfully. Here's a whole thread to that effect!
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I've done it - both diet and exercise. It helped. Our bodies get used to the same old routines and become stagnant.
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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.
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