Yes, it seems that cycling your caloric intake helps. I hit a plateau and nothing I did helped budge it, except, raising my calories from 1300 to 1700. So, now I have my nutrition tracker set from 1100 to 1800. I however do not eat at the high end unless I am super hungry. I since then lost 11 lbs! in a month. I was glad I tried eating more cals instead of going lower.
I agree...I would change up your eating plan...maybe zig zag...eat 1400 one day, 1200 one day 1600 one...day and so on...I believe in the starvation mode because I live it everyday...I usually eat below 1200 due to medical conditions and I gain weight like its nothing...you may need to surprise your body...shock it...let it guess...eat over 1200...zigzag and you may see you lose weight...
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It sounds like you have hit a bit of a plateau, and if so, changing up your calorie range and exercises can often help you break through. However, I'm wondering if you have been eating too few calories, since you say you are going to raise your calories to 1300. What calorie range have you been using? For women, it is recommended that you always stay over 1200 calories per day; otherwise, your body tries to go into starvation mode because it isn't getting enough calories to maintain its normal processes.
Does anyone do this? Recently my weight has stalled and i wondered if it was because my metabolism was slowing down. so in January i am considering increasing my daily calories to 1300 calories a day which is my bmr and hopefully me body will feel comfortable losing weight again.
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