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Feed Yourself

Thursday, September 19, 2013

(FYI - caloric amount for illustration purposes only!)

I know it sounds somewhat radical especially after I have grown comfortable with eating less calories however those plateaus that seem to occur more and more might just be caused by the fact that my calorie intake needs to be ticked upward just a tiny bit so that my body has enough fuel to simply function.

While it was a hard concept to wrap my head around, I decided to try an increase of just 100 calories a day - and that seems to be working.

What about you? Have you found that your increased physical activity has caused you to increase your caloric intake? How did you carry it out?


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ISHIIGIRL 9/21/2013 9:16AM

    I have found this to be true during weight loss also. You have to find a happy balance and everyone is a little different.

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KITT52 9/19/2013 9:46AM

    I have heard that in most every weight loss program, eat enough but not to's hard to figure it out sometimes....
thanks for the reminder

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WORKNPROGRESS49 9/19/2013 9:44AM

    emoticon emoticon

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COCK-ROBIN 9/19/2013 9:33AM

    I'll see what I can do.

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MICKEYH 9/19/2013 9:22AM

    So true and well said.

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NUTRON3 9/19/2013 8:53AM

    Love it!

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BIGPAWSUP 9/19/2013 8:38AM

    I like the idea of bumping it up 100 calories at a time. Next plateau, I'm in.

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STRONG_SARAH 9/19/2013 7:54AM

    I struggle with this. I have never seen any weight loss at higher numbers, but if it works for you, go for it.

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MJREIMERS 9/19/2013 7:52AM

    I definitely had to increase my calories when I started working out more. Otherwise, I felt sluggish and tired. I also found out that when I was trying to lose weight, adding calories brought me the results that I wanted. We must feed out bodies or they will feel that we are starving them and go into "protection mode" of holding onto that weight.

Good luck! Keep at it!

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DUSTYDOODLE12 9/19/2013 7:51AM

    Thanks for the insight !! emoticon

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ELMA1913 9/19/2013 7:48AM

    I am going to try that. Thank you for the insight.

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CAT609 9/19/2013 7:24AM


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RIDLEYRIDER 9/19/2013 7:23AM

  The body works best on good fuel/food, not less (quality or quantity). It is hard to find that balance, because it changes each day with our activity level, but it can be done!

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MARYJOANNA 9/19/2013 7:08AM

  Sometimes when you gooff the wagon that will jump start loss.

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FERRETLOVER1 9/19/2013 7:02AM


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JSTETSER 9/19/2013 6:57AM

    Yes, I feed myself the good stuff

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