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Calorie Cycling Issues


Sunday, January 27, 2013

Okay, I figure I'll start trying to write things down after all. And since I's trying the Calorie Cycling thing, now is a good time.
A little background;
I've been eating an average of just 1200cal a day since I started this site, and have gone down to the high 700's on a couple occasions. I've still been losing weight, but I feel like my metabolism is slowing as is, and I heard this is a good way to counter that. I still want to drop at least 10kg... but I don't want to be left with a metabolism that basically won't let me eat more than a salad in order to maintain the weight.
So...
I went to the site I posted a link to in my first entry, entered my data and got calorie req of
1300 (avg) a day for no exercise and 1600 a day with exercise. While I don't keep exactly to the calendar, I *have* been doing insanity most days, so I figured I'd do the 1600 average (this means my low would be 1300, med 1600 and high of 1900) with a plan of M M L H M L H starting on saturday.
I started saturday and was barely able to eat 1600 calories (1570). I do guesstimate calories, but I couldn't be *that* much off. I try to over estimate if anything (though again, estimating is estimating). Either way, I felt miserable and realize that there's no way I could eat 1900 caloires, hell, I doubt I can eat 1600 again today... I feel like I have a big rock in my stomach -_-;
I'm also up nearly a kilo from last morning's weigh-in (which is also why I used yesterday's weigh in in my tracker, not today's... though I usually write in the sunday weight). I check everyday but only input the value every week (though I'm thinking of just putting it in daily since I check anyway... but then the graph will look crazy, lol) I realize the kilo (from 67.2 to 68 this morning) does not mean I gained that in fat... and hopefully tomorrow it *will* go down at least a bit... but it still hurts, you know? I also feel heavy and bloated T_T;
Anyway, seeing as I can barely make the 1600 cal mark, I've decided to switch to the 1300 average (so 1000/1300/1600 respectfully), making yesterday my high day.
Long story short, I am going to try and stick with this for a week or two and see how my results go.
I just really hope I didn't break my losing streak and sabotaged myself -_-;

EDIT: Update; it *finally* fell back to 67.3 this morning (29th); it's been hovering around 68.5 since the blog post ^_^

Side note about a pet peeve I have with this site; Just because someone uses the greater than/less than signs does NOT mean the person is using HTML!!!!
I can't use most of my faces and have to substitute the side emos X(
grrrr so frustrating!
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HDHAWK 1/27/2013 10:47AM

    Going from 700- 1200 straight to 1600 is a big jump. You could try bumping up 100 at a time and do it gradually. Give yourself some time to play with the numbers to find out where you're still losing. Your metabolism is probably slow because you've been eating really low with the exercise you're doing. Your body may hold on to a few calories if you haven't been eating enough but it will level out. Be patient and good luck!

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GOPINTOS 1/27/2013 7:54AM

    Best of luck to you! Like you mentioned, try it and see if it works. I have tried to fix things that werent broken, and weight loss stopped! So I am glad you are staying on top of it!

Thanks for sharing!

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