I reread part 1, and it talks about set point theory.
From personal experience, this may be valid, but keep in mind, all this advice is given as a possibitiy, not a certainty. Your body may react this way, and want to gain some weight back to a higer "set point" or it may not.
The advice is good, find out what your recommended intake is for maintaining your current weight, if you are where you want to be. Don't increase your calories all at once, just adding a few hundred a week and see where you are at the end of the week will allow you to ease into your new plan.
The recommendation to continue or even increase activity is also valid, you may have noticed during the losing phase that your activity level and or intensity level of your workouts had to increase to continue to lose at the same rate. Our bodies seem to need to switch up activities to get the same benefits over time. You can just rotate cardio activities if you like, bike for a few weeks, run after that, back to the bike, or try a cardio class.
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Has anyone read the article on spark about how to maintain your weight? Its called " Maintaining A Healthy Weight" Part 1 and 2. Its very confusing!!! It says that your body will naturally want to gain weight back even if your excercising and eating healthy!! That you have to excercise even MORE and even know WHEN to eat carbs! I thought it was as simple as eat healthy and excercise! This article is so confusing!
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