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i wonder...

Sunday, March 24, 2013

last year I pushed it a bit too much, the pounds rolled off, and then...

then I had the glorious idea that massages might help the process along even further. but what happened? my appetite 'normalized', to say the least. my body started craving food. you know, pasta, chips, candy... the usual. just couldn't resist any more.

then I overheard the masseur saying that these massages actually do increase appetite.

can this be true? it's only now i'm getting back to reducing again, half a year later, with all my former efforts totally undone. or was it just from pushing?

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
GOANNA2 3/28/2013 6:17AM

    I love massages too! I had a Swedish massage and then went on
holiday and I actually lost weight. Maybe because I was always
on the move. I hope you will soon start to get back on track.

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SABLENESS 3/26/2013 9:23PM

    That story sounds very familiar, sister! I made a great start and kept at it, pushed, lost, gave away half my closet. I have been struggling, though I can't say I can blame it on massage. Right now I'm on spring break, a perfect time to restart after resting up and catching up. Go CATS!

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LOOKINGUP2012 3/24/2013 11:32AM

    I did the same thing quite a while back: had a big push, great loss. Then I dropped out of that team. I didn't feel I could keep working that hard. Alas, a year of ups and downs. I need challenges. I'm hoping to normalize the push, rest part of my routine. I imagine, though don't know, that massage would stimulate the systems of the body. Love looking at your beautiful cat while I type. Have a great day.

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KAYOTIC 3/24/2013 9:43AM

    I get a massage monthly, and have not noticed any appetite increase afterward, but I wasn't looking for it either! I'll have to see next time, but honestly, I find my appetite is more tuned in to hormonal swings than anything else. That TOM really puts my appetite in full gear! I think also long term deficits will initially blunt the appetite and then ramp it up, so maybe take a deficit break every 8- 12 weeks?

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1CRAZYDOG 3/24/2013 7:56AM

    Hmmm.....never stopped to think about it, but it does make a little sense actually. In reflexology, if you press certain areas on the foot, it affects different areas of the body. I know the same is true with acupuncture and acupressure therapies. Assuming it must work sort of the same with massage. But haven't researched it so don't have any data to offer.

How is Georgie doing??????


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KKKAREN 3/24/2013 6:25AM

    I love massages, I hope it's not true. It's just like I thought drinking excess water might help burn calories, I don't think so. It just makes you run to the bathroom all day and all night preventing sleep. Lack of sleep definately makes you gain weight.

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