What's Your Number? - September 11, 2016
Sunday, September 11, 2016
Being a science-y type person, I was intrigued by one of AutieJ's blogs (somewhere in April, check it out. EDIT: Okay, I found it: "I Ain't Too Proud To Blog" - April 1, 2016):
She had noted that over time she had learned the "sweet spot" [my term, not hers] in her calorie range that caused the greatest effect in terms of weight loss.
SparkPeople has given me a range of 1200 to 1550 calories to utilize as I lose weight. Today, I had an astonishing five-pound weight loss. How? Did not starve myself. Did not calorie cycle. Was 100% in the recommended calorie range. What I did discover was that every day this past week, I was averaging 1450 calories daily or to be more precise: 1452.29 calories to be exact. It appears that this just might be my sweet spot as I lose weight. Something I never considered. Granted, this is not a large sample size (for those who are strict scientists out there), but it is intriguing enough to warrant further study.
In my "Experiment of One", I'm going to aim to test this hypothesis and try to stick to this magic number (for me) of 1450 and see where it takes me. I have plenty of time, as I have a long way to go yet.
This should be very innerestin'.