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My First Two Weeks

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Wow! What a journey! I've learned a lot over the last two weeks.

I've mostly learned possible reasons for gaining so much weight while only eating once a day. The one that sticks out the most in my mind is "Starvation Mode". I didn't realize I was doing this to myself.

The Confusing Calorie article states:
The body has a protective mechanism. When calories drop too low the body reacts as if it is starving and tries to conserve energy. It will lower your metabolism, conserve calories and fat, and you will not burn calories as quickly. This results in a slower weight loss or even no weight loss.
(You can read this article at www.sparkpeople.com/reso
urce/reference_calorie.asp
)

I've really had to struggle to eat the 1200 calorie minimum every day. My body is just not use to this. However, I have lost 8.2 pounds! That's 26% of my first weight goal. What a great start! emoticon
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  • v STACYLYN357
    wow u are on your way..takes time but we are all here together... emoticon
    3044 days ago
  • v XHASTEDMOMOF2
    Sounds like you are off to a great start with Sparks!! I just love the interesting articles because I learn so much!! Keep up the good work and you'll be at goal weight soon enough!!

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    3057 days ago
  • v VANYELMOON
    I know it's hard to change your routine, but it is very unhealthy to eat once a day. It took me a long time to get to where I could eat the recommended six small meals a day. I have what I call power foods that help me stay in calorie range and still get my nutrients. If you want to check out my food log to see what I eat you can see it through my spark page. there is a link at the top right hand of the page above the photo gallery link. Good luck on your journey!
    3058 days ago
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