I go over my range twice a week, eat in the middle a few days, I have one 1250 cal day and one 1100 cal day. If anything this helped me to lose weight after being stuck at 120 lbs for a couple of weeks.
From personal experience, when you eat too low for too long your BMR will drop and you'll actually be burning less calories. Your metabolism adjusts to this amount eventually and you plateau. You can't expect to create as large of a deficit as you did when you were heavier, you'll find your body will rebel. Since I started eating an average of 1400 cals I began dropping weight again.
You will not gain weight from eating 1600 cals and likely with your activity level you would not gain weight eating around 2000 cals every day, let alone eating 1600 for one day. If anything being too strict and trying to burn too many calories will harm your weight loss especially since you are already in your healthy BMI.
You will also be switching to maintenance mode soon, no? How do you think your body will handle jumping from an average of 1000-1200 to 2000 cals? You should be considering at this time slowly upping your calories in preparation for maintenance. I'm upping mine by an average of 100-200 cals per day each month now.
Edited by: JENNILACEY at: 1/25/2013 (07:15)
Starting weight: 165 lbs
Body fat: 33%
Current weight: 115 lbs
Body fat: 18%
Goal weight: 110 lbs
Lowest weight reached: 107 lbs
Total loss- 55 lbs
| current weight: 7.0 over