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I never, ever thought it could happen to me: I need to eat more!!!

Monday, July 22, 2013

I need to eat MORE to release weight!I track everyday fitness tracker has said for months that I need to eat more. It is a VERY fine line for me to eat 1300 Cal's. A day. If I do too much over that, something in my head snaps& I go CRAZY. 2000 Cal's. Is allot, for me. I have finally gotten a handle on my food tracker, but my weight is UP. OK, yes! I AM BURNING OFF 1800~2000 4 days a week, with ZUMBA. Plus all the other exercise I do. On the fitness tracker the big RED letters come up saying I need to eat more. I didn't believe it.

So last week after being 5# above goal, KNOWING it was not from over eating, I tried an experiment. I cut out whole wheat of any kind, added brown rice instead AND released 2# & 2" in my waist. I am a FIRM believer in NOT doing a fad diet thingy. But my Zumba teacher suggested I try this for 2 weeks. I AM SHOCKED at the results. This Thursday is my 2nd week. I am eating at top of my range 1800 a day. It is all I can do to get everything in. Since I started SP I have learned how to eat VERY healthy at 1200 or so cals. AND have a goodie once in a awile. Truly a goodie for me is a skinny cow sandwich.
So I have added a whole green protein bar instead of half, etc. I just can't believe it! What an amazing thing the human body is, or ANY body for that matter! I'm in awe, always have been. Thankful, too, for my amazing life, it just doesn't get much better than what I am experiencing these days! I am so blessed, we ALL are :-)

Thanks for reading!

Lets eat!!!!

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
FLORIDASUN 7/24/2013 2:54PM

    It's absolutely true. When your body senses it has no food it shuts your calorie burning metabolism DOWN to hold ON to fat.

Eating more assures it that it doesn't have to go into hibernation mode and it will allow the calories to burn efficiently.

You are a TALL need those calories darlin'...just make sure they are healthy ones and that you get enough protein to support that tall skeleton structure...lucky, lucky YOU! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CBLENS 7/23/2013 7:57AM

    interesting dilemma. Enjoy!

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MSLZZY 7/22/2013 11:08PM

    It sounds strange but it does work. I am needing to up my
nutrition in summer because I spend so much time outside.
Guess I better get to it! Thanks for sharing! HUGS!

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    It seems so counter intuitive to eat more to lose more but I have found that to be true too. I guess our bodies are so adaptable that it will get used to whatever we are consuming and learn to survive on that...quite amazing really. But, if we want to continue to lose weight, we have to shake things up a bit now and again :).

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CAROLISCIOUS 7/22/2013 9:18PM

    I was told recently that I need to eat more too, plus I am lifting heavy weights, so I am trying to get more protein. I started eating more this week...fingers crossed it works as well for me as it has for you!

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