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newbie reset question
05-22-2015, 12:46 PM
Post: #21
RE: newbie reset question
You don't need to eat over your TDEE, but you should work on finding your true TDEE, and not merely relying on the calculators. Have you read our Metabolism Reset Guide? Take a look, because I bet it might answer a bunch of your questions :- ) If any of it does not make sense, come back and ask and I will clarify for you...

http://eatmore2weighless.com/the-metabol...set-guide/

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05-22-2015, 07:17 PM
Post: #22
RE: newbie reset question
Oh I am glad to hear I don't need to eat over TDEE since I've had my mind set on a calorie goal and about how long it might take to get there. I actually just now re-read the metabolism reset guide - thanks so much - it helps to keep re-reading it a bunch of times and I get more out of it each time. I'm still feeling stuffed trying to fit in 1750 so I'm definitely not there yet. A bit nervous about having confidence finding TDEE when I get closer but grateful to have MFP so I can see my weight trends graphed out & be certain of how much I'm getting in. Thank you for your response!
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05-22-2015, 08:07 PM
Post: #23
RE: newbie reset question
If you add calorie dense food like oils, avocados, and nut butters, it might be easier for you to reach your calories without feeling quite as stuffed.
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05-23-2015, 03:46 PM
Post: #24
RE: newbie reset question
Yep, just take your time getting there ... Before long, you will be wondering how you ever lived on less!

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06-11-2015, 09:22 AM
Post: #25
RE: newbie reset question
What does 'stabilize' mean? I read some advice you gave someone about seeing their weight 'stabilize' before going up in caloric intake. When I look at my MFP weight graph my fluctuations are now at higher weights than previous fluctuations as I get closer to potential TDEE, but I'm also still fluctuating sometimes down to my starting (maintenance) weight as well. Can you tell me what stabilizing might look like from a weight perspective? Will it be many days in a row at a specific weight or is it the same fluctuations for many days w/out going & staying higher? I'm also wondering if since I'm taking it slowly as I have been (since Dec.) does that give me any advantage when I get to TDEE as far as only sitting there for 8 weeks rather than the 12? THank you so much for replying to my questions - you are a great help!
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06-11-2015, 01:37 PM
Post: #26
RE: newbie reset question
You will ALWAYS have fluctuations due to what you eat, drink and women stuff...so what you are looking for is stabilisation in terms of a trend over time.
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06-17-2015, 09:22 PM
Post: #27
RE: newbie reset question
why am I not hungry & feeling so full all the time after being at what I believe to be TDEE for 3 weeks? Is this normal? Did I overshoot my TDEE? I feel like I have to make myself eat that much, sort of like when I was first starting the process. Any advice?
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06-18-2015, 06:31 AM
Post: #28
RE: newbie reset question
The only way you will know if you have over-shot your TDEE will be by monitoring your scale weight. You would be seeing slow, consistent gains over time that never stabilize.

As far as feeling overly full, it is most likely just your digestive tract still adapting. Remember, you are eating a lot more food, and your body is having to process that. Also, if you are watching your macros, there is a chance you are eating significantly more protein. If you have been trying to "clean up" your diet and incorporate more whole foods and less processed stuff, then there is a chance you are ingesting more fiber as well.

My guess is that if you give it a couple more weeks, your body will begin to adapt, but in the mean time, don't push it... If you are feeling overly stuffed, don't force it. Chances are you will be overly hungry another day that week and may in fact eat over your TDEE. Somehow it all seems to balance out in the end.

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06-18-2015, 06:55 PM
Post: #29
RE: newbie reset question
Thank you Anitra. I'm afraid to not eat if I feel stuffed b/c I don't want to go backwards in progress - I'm really full about 200 calories lower than the level I had reached; but I also don't want to eat through it b/c I thought I was over feeling so full & uncomfortable & I do believe I have landed at my TDEE b/c the scale was going up w/out coming back down so I'm concerned about eating just to get cals in when I'm eating at TDEE - I don't want to gain!

I appreciate your comments about the whole foods idea. I have always preferred clean whole foods & don't really eat much processed stuff so when I found out I could eat the quantities I wanted of the good stuff I've just been cherishing that so much that I do think it is ending up to be a lot of bulk. I'm beginning to see the value of nuts and high cal fats to get the cals in w/out the bulk, I had to avoid those things before b/c I couldn't afford the calories but I guess I'm starting to figure out the balancing act of it all. Plus it doesn't take as long to just eat nuts - sometimes eating seems to take a long time!

Hopefully this getting full really fast phase will pass soon - I finally bought some clothes I can feel comfy in. Maybe I should finish my cals w/ some ice cream since there's always room for ice cream! Thanks again for your responses to my questions - its great to be able to communicate w/ someone who has been through it!
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06-18-2015, 09:14 PM
Post: #30
RE: newbie reset question
There is ALWAYS room for ice cream (and chocolate!) laughing

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