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Eat More To Lose More!

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I was eating near the bottom of my range, and nothing was happening! I was cycling between 187 and 188 for 2 to 3 weeks. So I started reading a couple of articles and blogs on eating more to lose weight. I started eating towards the upper end, and at today's weigh-in I broke through the plateau!!!

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  • It worked it really worked for me. I was always eating at the bottom of my calorie range and working out 60 min a day at a pretty good intensity. I upped my calories to the top of my range a few days a week and now I've lost more in 10 days than I did the entire month of march.....thanks for the advice! - by KERENSALMW
  • LOZUKE
    Thanks emoticon Deb - by LOZUKE
  • I had the same experience. I was stuck at 157 and no movement for several weeks. I started doing some research about how many calories someone my age and weight needs to lose 1 lb per week. I found that my Sparkpeople limits were lower than most research sources suggested so I manually increased my upper limit by 225 calories a day and started eating in the mid to upper part of my new range. Miraculously I started to lose and am now down to 153 a few weeks later! emoticon - by JENNIFERSINGS
  • Well I have to try something. I can't move the scales for 3 weeks it hasn't move an ounce. So do I eat more meat,less carbs and more calories. I hope something works. - by JUDYLY
  • TWYLA9
    Has not worked for me emoticon emoticon emoticon - by TWYLA9
  • I've been eating near the top of my range. Wonder if I should go up or down. I went over today, so maybe that will help. If I gain, I'll go to the bottom tomorrow. : ) - by AGREGRACEJ
  • Going to give this eating more a try.Thanks - by DOTTIEJANE1
  • MOXIE22
    I think I read the same article. I was so frustrated I figured " why not?" and did the same thing. Amazingly enough it worked. Go figure, you eat more and lose weight. I'm thinking it has to do with your body not feeling starved and trying to hold on to pounds. Sometimes more= less.
    Thanks for posting. - by MOXIE22

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