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newbie reset question
03-18-2015, 10:39 PM
Post: #11
RE: newbie reset question
I was all set thinking I could add more calories more quickly but then I read in the journals about ppl gaining 20 lbs. or gaining all of a sudden! If I add more slowly now & don't end up w/ extra weight to lose later is it possible the time frame is the same as gaining by going quickly & having to lose later - I would just get to skip the frustration of gaining a lot? BioLayne says to add 5 carbs + 1 fat/week - which I figured might be similar to just adding 25 cal./week. I'd appreciate your thoughts on this, I really would like to speed it up - just scared. Also scared of deciding I've hit my TDEE when I haven't actually or not staying at TDEE long enough - after reading some of the journals, this seems to be the experience of some. Guess I just don't trust myself to know these things since its all knew & obviously I haven't been listening to my body. Also I should adjust my BMR/TDEE if I gain, is that right? You guys are great - thanks for your help!
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03-19-2015, 02:01 PM
Post: #12
RE: newbie reset question
I'm new and trying to find my TDEE as well. Haybales posted a really helpful explanation on the MFP forum for me the other day. Basically, if you see the scale go up rapidly a pound or two (or more) right after your increase calories, that is likely water weight gain and you shouldn't worry about it. You will know that you have exceeded you TDEE if you see a slow gain of 1/2-1 lb in two weeks. If you were 250 calories above TDEE for two weeks that would add up to 3500 calories, or one pound. And some of that gain could be muscle if you are lifting heavy during that time! I decided I could live with gaining one pound to find my TDEE.

How are you feeling now? Do you feel at all hungry now that you are increasing your calories? What about just speeding up the increase somewhat and waiting a few days to see how it goes? I mean 12 weeks is hardly any time when you think about getting healthy for the rest of your life!
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03-19-2015, 03:53 PM
Post: #13
RE: newbie reset question
Thanks gardengrrrl. I do like that explanation of TDEE, fast weight is water & slow weight is fat or muscle. Seriously, that just gave me confidence that I'll know when I'm at TDEE & it isn't too much guessing happy I am hungry now happy but also tired Sad but I can do tired, I'll take that over the bloating I used to have. I'm wondering if I'm starting to get sick - does that happen often on this path? I know sometimes we get sick when our bodies are detoxing & healing. I'm at 1500 & can see how much happier my body is here, I took 12 weeks to get this far! I feel so much better w/out the bloating now maybe I'll feel okay w/ a bigger cal. increase. So happy to find others who struggle to eat enough - I feel like if I tell ppl what I'm doing they'll just roll their eyes.
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03-19-2015, 07:09 PM
Post: #14
RE: newbie reset question
Don't worry that you are increasing too quickly... That would not be the case increasing by 100 calories a week, and certainly not at only 25 calories a week. Those people that saw big initial gains most likely either jumped right up to their TDEE, or made that increase quite quickly. Taking it nice and slow will give your body plenty of time to adapt along the way. Besides, if you ever do start seeing gains (that do not stabilize over time), you can always slow down your increases at that point...

You are doing great - keep it up!

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03-19-2015, 08:59 PM
Post: #15
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okay, I'll go more quickly & see how it goes, I really don't want it to take 'forever'. Thanks so much!
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03-19-2015, 11:11 PM
Post: #16
RE: newbie reset question
Just go as fast as you feel comfortable and remember: nothing you are doing here is irreversible. It's all about monitoring you'd progress and tweaking those numbers as you go. Everybody is individual and needs to find what will work for them.

You are doing great. Keep up the fabulous work!

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03-21-2015, 10:36 AM
Post: #17
RE: newbie reset question
I can't believe how easy it is to 'settle' for fewer calories. I see that I have 70 calories left for the day & think what a great job I did - when I didn't hit my goal at all. How strange to 'make' yourself eat a carb at night before bed but I feel so good ever since landing at 1500 finally.
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03-21-2015, 12:48 PM
Post: #18
RE: newbie reset question
I get that same thought, feeling good you have some calories left then thinking.. wait a sec I should eat that. It's so weird to be eating just to fill up your calories!

I've been following your journal and your doing so well at upping your calories and finding you tdee! It's so hard to figure it all out! Wtg!
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03-21-2015, 05:24 PM (This post was last modified: 03-21-2015 05:26 PM by AnitraSoto.)
Post: #19
RE: newbie reset question
Yes, it is so hard to get over that "less is better" mentality in terms of eating. Great job recognizing that!

Whenever I am needing to fill in some calories I find that a small handful of almonds does the trick. They pack a punch calorie-wise and are a nice mix of protein and fats. Also walnuts, Brazil nuts and macadamias are wonderful! Toss in a few dark chocolate chips and you are good to go (without feeling stuffed...)

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05-21-2015, 03:12 PM
Post: #20
RE: newbie reset question
so I've just been reading that I need to be in SURPLUS of TDEE for a reset? I didn't notice that before, am I reading that right? I was just hoping to get to TDEE & stay there for a good 3 months & then try to cut. I'm hoping to get to 1800 calories for June and then I was going to do one more jump to my TDEE which is somewhere around 1900. I'm so happy for the progress I have made but a little dismayed at needing to possibly go higher than I was thinking since I've already spent 7 months building up my cals. I'm just wondering if I need to change my goals and shoot for higher than 1900?
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