They say ....1200 cals BMR

Monday, March 25, 2013

Hello all,

Here is a little maintenance update.

I am not a fan of numbers but being new to this maintenance phase. I am trying to be as careful as possible. I managed to increase to 1200 cals on NON WORKOUT DAY. Amen !
I was eating a lot less before. (980cals)

It has been a week of 1200 cals. But the scale is still tipping down. I really want to maintain the weight I am in.

My BMR is calculated at 1150 cals. So why am I still loosing weight?
Could this calculation be wrong.
I suspect so because even on non-workout days I am more active than before.

Does this mean my BMR is higher. Anyway I am still increasing my calories.
Because I want to be healthy.
We shall see next weigh in is wednesday.

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    Your BMR is the amount of calories that your body is burning just staying alive, if you were to lay in bed all day long. You have to do accounting for your lifestyle, which would likely change your daily calories needs to maintain weight to 1400-1500 per day. I know it is a huge leap to increase your calories this much, but if you do it with healthy foods that taste great, you should be able to in no time.


    This will tell you what to calculate your BMR by based on your activity level. Hope it helps!
    1882 days ago
    @OOLA hit the nail on the head. Count your blessings. You have hit the spot where you are not just choosing healthier foods but honed in on when your body handles food conducive to your goals. i.e., I eat certain healthy foods only at breakfast or lunch now because my body seems to process them better when eaten later. Keep making gradual changes and play around with where you are adding.
    1883 days ago
    1883 days ago
    Just keep on increasing your calories a little bit at a time, while continuing to do the same approximate level of activity. It's a fine balancing system, but it can be done!
    1884 days ago
  • OOLALA53
    No matter what the outside sources say, the body is its own lab, and a very precise one. It's going to do what it's going to do. Approach it lightly.
    1884 days ago
    Dear MKELLY72

    You are absolutely right. I am going to take small steps and make little improvements.
    I had chocolate for the first time in a long time this weekend. I felt no guilt, no over thinking and the scale did not budge as I was still keeping active. the goal is to stay healthy inside and out. Enjoy the journey. So far so good, I am still learning.
    It is really cold here too, so I started going to Bikram yoga ( yoga in a hot room) perfect for winter and gets me active.

    I wish you all the best in your journey.
    We shan't give up. We can do this
    Take care
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    1884 days ago
  • MKELLY72
    It's such a trial and error thing to find what works for you--and each season seems to have an impact on it too. I have been struggling on the other side of the maintenance thing for a couple of months now, and I am assuming it's because it's been cold, and I'm not as active outdoors. I'm hoping warm weather brings me better balance--with that in mind--you may find that if you are more active outdoors when the weather warms up, you may be surprised how much you'll need to add to stabilize the weight.
    Gradual changes seem to be the best way to go though. Good luck!
    1884 days ago
    Dear Kanoe10

    Thank you for your great advices. I think I will do. Slowly but surely. What I am most worried about is that my body fat percentage is low (6%) only, I have had this problem before. I need to increase that but I am worried about the weight gain. Does it have to come with that? you think?
    May be it is necessary anyways, healthier. maybe
    1884 days ago
  • KANOE10
    Good luck at finding your way with the numbers. If you have increased your calories and are still losing, you might experiment this week with adding small amounts of food.
    It sounds like you are doing well and on track. Great job.
    1884 days ago
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