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Vary Your Caloric Intake


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Jillian Michaels said on the Biggest Loser to vary your caloric intake: eat on the low end for two days, eat in the middle range for three days, eat on the high end (even going a little over) on two days. This keeps your body guessing. I did this all last week and lost 3.5 lbs!

- Submitted by SING_LOUD 4/16/2010 in Healthy Eating | 29 Comments
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STAGE_61 8/10/2012 9:42:00 AM

    This is a major component of the 17 day diet. It has really worked for me. If I don't mix it up from 1200 to 1500, I plateau. Really paying attention to calorie variation has helped me past two humps so far.
CCOLLINS11 4/16/2010 2:30:00 PM

    That's good advise! I've noticed every once in a while if I over eat, I will g o back to my regular weight within a day or two at the most and often times will lose an addition .5 to 1 pound. I think it does help to mix it up. I've never done a 'planned' mix up but I think I will try it and see if I get the same kind of results that you did.
SOMAR12570 2/8/2015 9:14:00 AM

This sounds like a good idea. I will try it. emoticon
NOLAHORSERIDER 12/31/2014 11:24:00 AM

    I just checked my calorie intake for the past month...I've been doing this and didn't know it! I have been at the same weight for 4 days now in a row. Today and tomorrow I will eat the middle or high range and then go back down to my usual and see what happens.. This is great to know! So glad you shared it! :) emoticon
BACCAGIRL 12/7/2014 7:44:00 AM

    Going to try this this week!! Just might get my losses boosted again...
HARTINGL52 9/28/2014 9:50:00 AM

    I change up my caloric intake every three days and found this helpful in keeping my body guessing and found I can lose a pound and half every two weeks which my doctor says is find since I am taking chemo. This has helped me very much.
SUEARNOLD1 8/30/2014 10:02:00 AM

    Great tip! I'll try this too!

TEAROSE22 6/18/2014 4:29:00 PM

    I discovered this variation on my own, over the 3 year path to losing almost 200 pounds with 85 or so to go.
My diaries revealed it. It truly works.
GEORGIANBAYB 3/3/2014 9:58:00 AM

    This is very true, and I've heard this many times over the past couple of years. It really does work, and also helps you not to feel so "deprived" as you might if you kept to the minimum calorie limit ALL the time!
LSWEETING63 11/25/2013 9:37:00 AM

    I will try this. Keeping fingers crossed it helps. emoticon
DEBBIE2072 7/4/2013 8:27:00 AM

    I agree completely, I have found this worked for me as well. Good advice! emoticon
SKYVALLEYGAL 4/23/2013 9:09:00 PM

    Interesting aspect. I never heard this but I do tend to vary in caloric intake. Most of the time I stay on my low end, occassionally mid range and almost every weekend I go over or at the high end. I have hit my ultimate goal weight several weeks ago and am actually hovering at about 2 lbs below it so this idea may really be working for me and I didn't know it!Thanks, I'll start watching more closely.
KITT52 4/23/2013 8:09:00 AM

    sounds like a good idea, I'm going to give it a try
MARINEMAMA 4/11/2013 5:24:00 AM

    Thanks for sharing!
STAY39 3/20/2013 3:59:00 PM

    Nice! I will have to try this!
IMSUNSHINE 3/20/2013 1:02:00 PM

    I think this is awesome! Thanks
DLMALM 2/12/2013 8:36:00 AM

    Definitely sounds like a good way to mix it up ... force some variation in my routine
FHORTON 1/22/2013 9:29:00 AM

    Thanks for the tip. I am going to give this a try,
MSROZZIE 12/8/2012 10:16:00 PM

    Definitely will give this a try. Thanks for sharing! emoticon
MOTTAMAMALOU 2/10/2011 4:51:00 PM

    Sounds like a plan!
JASI27 1/16/2011 5:36:00 PM

    This has worked very well for me! Got me over my hump this week!! WooHoo!!
XTRAS194 10/7/2010 10:00:00 PM

    this one sounds good!! I eat very close to 1200 per day, and Im allowed up to 1590, I might try this one out!
KSCARPETTA2 6/18/2010 9:00:00 AM

    I'm going to give this a try to bust through this plateau. Thanks!
CAROLYN0107 5/31/2010 11:59:00 PM

    This sounds reasonable.
WOLFMYJIC 5/11/2010 8:52:00 AM

    I think I was doing this without even knowing LOL! So I guess I will keep at it.
JASCAT0507 5/10/2010 8:52:00 PM

    I"m gonna it at some point (soon) They do say that the body gets stuck if you do the same thing everyday.
KOMAL53 4/17/2010 8:46:00 AM

    I like this----will definitely give it a try from coming Monday!!!
GGMOM06 4/16/2010 7:48:00 PM

THERESAMARIEM 4/16/2010 2:23:00 PM

    I'm gonna have to try this next week since this week is over. Thanks!!!

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