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10/14/07 11:04 P

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For those trying this out, here are some IMPORTANT tips:

1. Keep your sodium within recommended limits!
2. Exercise or do your highest intensity workouts on your high-cal days, rest or do your lowest intensity workouts on your low-cal days
3. Continue to eat healthy - high veggies/fruits, high fiber, lots of water. Don't just pig out on everything in sight on your high cal days.
4. Try to vary your calorie differences by at least 100 calories a day. I.E., 1200, then 1400, then 1300, then 1500, then 1200...you get the idea. (this happens to average out to 1320 cals a day)

There is a thread in the Calorie Cycling Team with more tips, but this just about covers it.

Good Luck!

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10/13/07 2:14 P

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Thanks for the information. I will try this when I get stuck. Best of luck to everyone. Karen

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10/13/07 12:24 P

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Sheryl thank you! I'll try it. I've been stuck at 179 for... I don't even know how long, lol. I even fell off the wagon and stayed stuck here. Now I'm back on the wagon, but I think I'll try what you've suggested. I'll try to find the article about it here on Spark, too! Thank you for sharing an idea that's helped you.

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10/13/07 12:18 P

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Glad it's working for you guys!

For me - it's a bit too complicated. But I know others are raving about it.

Good luck!

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10/13/07 12:08 P

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Its really been working for me, I was plateaued at about 150 at the start of September and am down 14 lbs since I started calorie cycling. Its also important to do your high calorie days when you have more activity and strength training. Anyhow its been great for me, and I am enjoying the Calorie Cycling Challenge which has really helped with keeping on track. Before I started Calorie Cycling I was eating 1200 calories a day exactly (as far as I can estimate) now I am eating 1200, 1550, 1300, 1550, 1300, 1550, 1300 on my plan and am losing more weight! Its important to eat very healthy too though and keep your sodium intake low, and fiber intake high. I would highly recommend it too!

Eat Healthy - Ongoing

Lose Weight - Get into a Maintenance range of 145-150 and break this plateau.

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10/13/07 12:03 P

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Hi ladies! I'm posting this on every Team I'm a member of:

Here's some good news for everyone stuck on a plateau: try calorie cycling!

I've been stuck at 157.8 for 7 long months. And after my first week of doing this I've finally dropped 2.4 lbs! I did 60 mins of cardio 2x this week also, which didn't hurt, but before it wouldn't have made a difference.

What's calorie cycling, you ask? Simple, if you're goal is to eat, say, 1350 cals a day, then instead of doing that every day you stagger your cal intake for the week so that it *averages* 1350 a day. By doing this you trick your body into thinking starvation mode is over, and so you raise your metabolism.

Check out the Calorie Cycling Team thread on TIPS for more info.
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"Anyone who tries to describe the ineffable Light in language is truly a liar - not because he hates the truth, but because of the inadequacy of his description." - St Gregory of Nyssa, 4th c.

A healthy body is a guest-chamber for the soul; a sick body is a prison.
- Francis Bacon

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