I just started yesterday. I used this calculator (http://www.freedieting.com/tools/calorie_calculator.htm) to figure out a basic plan because I'm new and lost, haha. I'm trying to eat right between what would be considered fat loss and extreme fat loss. I had my first high calorie day yesterday of 1650 cals, for the last 6-8 weeks I've been eating at 1200 cals so it was A LOT of food. I felt soooo stuffed and my stomach still feels rough today. I don't think I should have started with my high calorie day. :( I should have eased my way into it. The scale also went up slightly today but probably due to extra food and bloat from eating more than I'm used to. Today is a medium day, 1400 cals so hopefully it will go easier on my stomach.
The weight loss is suppose to be the same. The benefits of calorie cycling as claimed by calorie cyclers is that it helps break us through plateaus and may even prevent plateaus. I have 10-15 lbs to go to my goal weight and have hit 2 in the last 3 months. So I'm hoping this will wake up my metabolism and get to realize it's ok to shed some more weight. I've heard many people claim calorie cycling is what helped them to lose those last pounds when they were stuck, like me. Just going to give it a trial and error approach.
A great place to look for recipes is Sparkrecipes.com. It's under your "Healthy Lifestyle" tab. This morning I'm having Cottage Cheese Pancakes. No flour, just egg whites, cottage cheese, oats, vanilla, baking powder and a little bit of brown sugar. High in protein, low in fat and medium carbs. I add a bit of fruit and low cal (no sugar added syrup) and a serving of 95% fat reduced cool whip. Under 300 cals for 3 pancakes and the toppings. I will admit it's not as "clean" as I usually eat but a nice treat.
Take your focus off the Marshmallow. www.leangains.com/2010/01/marshmallo
"Toning" is marketing muscles to women who are afraid if they pick up a barbell, they'll leave the gym looking like She-Hulk. If you don't want to get bulky, lift heavy!
I can bench Nicole Richie, eat more than she does in a day before noon, I have a good 20 lbs on her but could still wear her pants.
All that matters is that you be the healthiest you, you ca
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