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Hello!! New Canuck Here!
01-14-2015, 03:31 PM
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Hello!! New Canuck Here!
Hello all! Just found EM2WL page on FB, and decided to join up on the forums. For far too long I was constantly seeing people who think the only way to lose fat is to eat at 1200 cals and be little cardio bunnies.

Sadly, I used to be one of them!

Up until a couple weeks ago I always used to eat 1400-1500 calories on workout days and about 1200 on non workout days. That is what a trainer I hired on had me at. I felt tired, weak, had constant headaches. It took a friend to beat it into me that i am simply NOT eating enough. Like so many others I was scared to eat anything higher. I slowly have been increasing my calories, now i'm eating 1700 on workout days, and slightly less on non workout days.

I'm 5'8, 161 pounds. So far I have lost almost 75lbs when I started a few years back. Its taken me quite awhile to get my head wrapped around this all. Ever since ive increased my cals, I feel great and the headaches are very minimal. Loving this flexible diet thing big grin
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01-14-2015, 03:39 PM
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RE: Hello!! New Canuck Here!
I would actually encourage you to check out Scooby Workshop and find your TDEE. I bet you anything you will find that with a 15% deficit that you can eat EVEN MORE. I'm 5'6", 149 lb and 46 years old and I'm eating 2100 calories on a 10% cut...
http://scoobysworkshop.com/calorie-calculator/

You want to make sure that you are eating enough to fuel your body, not just get away from headaches!
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01-14-2015, 03:43 PM
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RE: Hello!! New Canuck Here!
(01-14-2015 03:39 PM)mrsukyankee Wrote:  I would actually encourage you to check out Scooby Workshop and find your TDEE. I bet you anything you will find that with a 15% deficit that you can eat EVEN MORE. I'm 5'6", 149 lb and 46 years old and I'm eating 2100 calories on a 10% cut...
http://scoobysworkshop.com/calorie-calculator/

You want to make sure that you are eating enough to fuel your body, not just get away from headaches!

I have used that to calculate it. But because I was eating at a very small amount I didn't want to increase it too fast. I added 100 cals a day per week until I get to about 1900 or so. I was eating at around 1300-1400 for almost a year.
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01-15-2015, 07:49 AM
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RE: Hello!! New Canuck Here!
Good idea to go slowly - if you start feeling bloated or uncomfy, stay with that level of calories for a bit and then go up. You can go as quickly or slowly as you feel comfy with! And welcome. I'd suggest starting a journal below as it's a great way to get support and to see your own progress!
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01-15-2015, 11:50 AM
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RE: Hello!! New Canuck Here!
(01-15-2015 07:49 AM)mrsukyankee Wrote:  Good idea to go slowly - if you start feeling bloated or uncomfy, stay with that level of calories for a bit and then go up. You can go as quickly or slowly as you feel comfy with! And welcome. I'd suggest starting a journal below as it's a great way to get support and to see your own progress!

I do have a blog outside the site that I blog my progress at happy
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01-15-2015, 05:50 PM
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RE: Hello!! New Canuck Here!
Welcome! We look forward to hearing about your progress!

Anitra Soto
Team EM2WL
ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer
ISSA Certified Specialist in Senior Fitness

My EM2WL Journey: http://eatmore2weighless.com/never-too-old-anitra/
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