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How to Know When you should increase calories?
05-13-2016, 07:22 AM (This post was last modified: 05-13-2016 10:20 PM by AnitraSoto.)
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RE: How to Know When you should increase calories?
First of all, welcome and know we are happy to have you here!

Have you gotten a chance to read the Metabolism Reset Guide? That will hopefully answer most of your questions.

As far as when to increase your calories, that is really up to you and your comfort level with the whole process. Personally, I waited until my weight stabilized before making increases, only because that is what felt good to me. Sometimes that happened after only a couple of days at a new calorie level, and sometimes it took a month!

Basically, that initial weight gain is going to be water weight as glycogen stores are refilled after upping your intake and most likely including more carbs. After that initial gain, any further gains you are seeing are most likely due to eating over your *suppressed* TDEE. As you begin to work your way out of eating at a steep deficit, you may be eating under your *calculated* TDEE, but are eating over your *actual, suppressed* TDEE. If you make those increases slowly, your metabolism will have time to adjust upwards, much as it adjusted downwards when you ate at a deficit for a prolonged period of time.

Where are you in terms of your carb intake now?

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RE: How to Know When you should increase calories? - AnitraSoto - 05-13-2016 07:22 AM

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