Wednesday, September 25, 2013
I've been having some trouble with the scale getting stuck on me (or going up). This is not a fun problem to have, especially when I know I'm doing everything right. Or am I? Lately I'm starting to think that maybe I'm not eating enough. I did notice that sometimes I get the scale to budge down in a big way after I've eaten at the top or my calorie range or even overshot my calorie range slightly (by 100-200 calories).
I'm starting to wonder if I need to try eating more. I don't want to completely blow my recommended range, but I feel like shooting for the top of the range may help. Trying this strategy is a little scary to me. I don't suffer from disordered eating, so don't misunderstand me here. Losing weight is about bringing down the calories and pumping up the exercise. I'm doing this. I enjoy it. I don't feel like I'm starving myself. I don't skip meals or overexercise or get too torn up about things. Life is good. Trying to eat more just feels counterintuitive, even though mentally I know it's not.
Has anyone else been successful with the increased calorie strategy?