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I was tracking my calories & nutrients precisely & keeping them exactly at the recommended levels (C50%, F30%, P20%); I plateaued. Upping my exercise didn't get the scale moving, so I increased my protein a bit. While my caloric intake remained the same, the nutrients fell at 43.76%, F 27.37%, P28.87% & so did my weight. The next day I'd lost a full pound, as well as the following day (although I didn't keep my nutrients at the adjusted levels mentioned).

I plan on going back to the recommended levels (C50%, F30%, P20%) today.

Please remember to drink all your recommended water & then some if you increase your protein.
- Submitted by 1KELLIJ 3/10/2012 in Breaking a Plateau | 2 Comments
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AMANDAROX 9/7/2012 10:52:00 PM

    Today I was confused why I wasn't as hungry throughout the day even though I was eating about the same calories as I usually do. At lunch, I had a shrimp salad which was pretty high in protein. By the end of the day, I realized that was the key. My protein was 31% of my calories. Hopefully I will see good results on the scale in the morning!
DIETER27 4/19/2012 10:36:00 AM

    thanks I hit a plateau and will try this. .......

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