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Does this sound right?
08-17-2014, 01:45 PM
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Does this sound right?
I'm doing a reset but increasing my calories by 50-100 kcals a week until I get to my TDEE of 2400- more if I can.
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dieting for a few years, last year and the first half of this year 1200kcals or lower, wt training most days, lots of cardio. started to gain on this in spring, tired , grumpy , no energy, sleep disturbed , always cold, slow resting hr, obsessed by food. Ed background. now 20lbs over goal.

Now I'm up to 1800kcal so far ; , wt training 3-4 times a week(max 50mins each) one spin class for fun. I've gained about 4lbs so far but that was expected.Feeling better generally.
The thing is the more I eat , the hungrier I getwink, especially after spin, leg and back sessions. Is this normal and to be expected?
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08-17-2014, 03:54 PM
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RE: Does this sound right?
First of all Welcome!! So glad you have found us! Sounds like with your history that a re-set is exactly what you need and you are going about it in exactly the right way...

That hunger is totally normal and to be expected. People often talk about feeling overly stuffed when beginning EM2WL, but this is normally when they "up" their calories quickly. By doing it slowly, as you are doing it, those uncomfortable feelings should be minimized. In fact, as your metabolism gets revved up, you are likely to feel more and more hungry, and this is a good thing!

Great job with the strength training and keeping the cardio to a minimum (and doing something you like!). Many find that they are extra hungry either the day of or the day after strength training - again, very normal! You are still only at 1800 and have to get up to 2400, so you still have lots of room for more calories, so don't worry about that feeling not going away.

Please come back and keep us updated as to how you are doing. Also, feel free to start a journal of your own in the Personal Journals section -- it's a great place to record your progress, and also to interact with others going through the same process...

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08-19-2014, 10:42 AM
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RE: Does this sound right?
Thank you for you reply. Very reassuring I'm doing the right thing.
I might start a journal -sounds a good idea :-)
This is mentally challenging process; eating more when I am already carrying more bodyfat than I would like. But all for the right reasons.
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08-19-2014, 12:13 PM
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Definitely start a journal --- it is a great way to look back and track your progress! Can't wait to hear more about your journey....

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08-21-2014, 09:39 AM
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RE: Does this sound right?
starting slow is smart that will help your metabolism adapt. I am crazy and just went straight into TDEE caloric intake hehehehe thats because after shows i tend to keep binging and its annoying. YES keep a journal and also stop weighing yourself it will drive u crazier! one day I'm 132 the next if I hate few cal. more and trained harder lets say legs, I am over 135 so note things like that in your journal so you can know what to expect how certain foods make your body feel.
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