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Calorie Cycling weekend so far

Saturday, October 06, 2012

Today is day two of my experiment to eat well over my normal calorie intake. Normally, I eat 1,200 to 1,600 calories a day. Yesterday, today and tomorrow, I'm eating 1,800 to 2,400 calories a day in an attempt to banish a one-month plateau.

This morning, I attended a kickboxing class, which was super intense but fun. I think I enjoy the kickboxing class more than the boot camp class, although I still don't care for doing high intensity jumping jacks in either class. Nevertheless, I plan to fit this class in on Saturday mornings when I can.

Yesterday, I felt like I ate too much junk to boost my calorie intake so today, I'm trying to make sure I get my fruits and vegetables and to eat more protein. I am also keeping my water intake high.

Last night, I went to bed at 10:00 pm but did not wake up until 7:30 am. That's 9.5 hours of sleep! This week I've been focusing on getting more sleep, so I wasn't sleep deprived. Was it my diet? Maybe it was carbohydrate overload or a blood sugar crash? Either way, I'm intrigued and want to learn more about what happened so I'm going to do some reading.

Monday, I plan to drop back to eating 1,200 to 1,500 calories a day, high protein, low carbohydrate diet.

I think by next Saturday, I'll know whether or not this experiment has worked when I weigh in.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
HDHAWK 10/7/2012 7:27PM

    Calorie cycling has always worked well for me (when I do it). I eat at the low end for 3 days and then high for one day.

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MPLANE37 10/7/2012 2:46PM

    Calorie cycling is interesting, and it would be great to know your experience about it. I wonder how hard it is to switch back to restricted calories after eating at a large caloric intake.

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CAKEMAKERMOM 10/6/2012 2:46PM

    Hopefully this is just the boost you need! Enjoy your kickboxing!

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BIKECHIC1 10/6/2012 2:43PM

    Good luck with your experiment, hope it goes well

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NANCYPAT1 10/6/2012 2:42PM

    I am interested in how this works for you. It is an idea I have tried and it often works but not always.

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