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newbie reset question
06-18-2015, 10:43 PM
Post: #31
RE: newbie reset question
you said it! Strange that it took me this long to figure it out. My husband brought home from work a nutritionally worthless cupcake for me tonight & I happily ate it b/c I could!
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06-19-2015, 09:03 PM
Post: #32
RE: newbie reset question
Yep! As long as our entire diets are not "nutritionally worthless", there is always room for treats! And, knowing that we are allowed to have those treats make this a completely maintainable lifestyle, plus is reduces the likelihood of binging, because nothing is "off limits"...

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07-08-2015, 06:46 PM
Post: #33
RE: newbie reset question
does resetting do anything to the menstrual cycle? I'm a little ways into my reset & my cycle, which is usually a 3 1/2 - 4 week cycle, is now trying to be a 2 week cycle - which basically means it starts again almost as soon as it stops. Have you heard of this being a result of resetting? I have been learning that our food quantities effect our hormones, is it possible its an okay thing & its just part of the reset and adjustments?
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07-09-2015, 06:29 AM
Post: #34
RE: newbie reset question
Definitely our nutrition and caloric intake has an effect on our hormones. Very often people who have been severely restricting and have totally stopped having a cycle will begin to have it again. I would definitely have it checked out with a doctor if it persists for much longer than a couple of months like that though --- just to be safe. Hopefully, as your body adapts to the intake, your hormones will begin to regulate themselves again.

Other than that, how is your reset going?

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07-09-2015, 07:22 AM
Post: #35
RE: newbie reset question
The reset is going well, thanks for asking. It is nice to not really need to watch the scale like I did before when I was watching for TDEE.

Although the last few days I have been tired & not hungry - is that part of the process something that comes and goes or once you experience it & come out the other side then you are done w/ those symptoms?

I am curious about the part where you 'just know' you are done w/ the reset - are you neither full or starving when the reset is done? I'm okay with my current weight and bought clothes that fit and have no plans to eat low cals again and don't obsess over the scale so I feel like mentally I'm in a good place but I don't want to cut the reset short by any means, except that I have made the process take so long I'm really interested in getting to the cut phase - I'm approaching 7 months total of beginning the process.

My cycle wasn't really affected by eating low calories - although it did tend to go toward 3 weeks instead of 4 but at 43 I wasn't sure if it was perimenopause, so I'm also wondering if going to 2 weeks is. Hopefully it'll settle down, I've adding calories to slowly I wouldn't think I would be having a sudden change in hormones - or maybe hitting & staying at TDEE is regulating something?
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07-09-2015, 09:50 PM
Post: #36
RE: newbie reset question
The tired and not hungry may all be part of the hormones and 2 week menstrual cycle. I know that would make me tired and not hungry! laughing

Have you actually made it to your TDEE yet? As I recall back in the beginning of June you were getting closer, but still not there. You really want to get to your calculated TDEE and then actually "test it out" by eating *over* your calculated TDEE, just to see what happens. Many people find that they underestimate their activity levels, and can actually eat more than the calculators give them. I have probably asked you this before, but have you read The Metabolism Reset Guide? So many of the commonly asked questions are covered in detail in this one easy-to-read guide:

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

Take a look, if you haven't already and see if it helps to give a more clear understanding of the entire process...

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07-10-2015, 08:47 AM
Post: #37
RE: newbie reset question
Yes I did not know my cycle was coming again when I started to get tired so maybe that is part of it. I guess I'll have to wait it out and see whats going on with that.

I believe I did go over my TDEE b/c I have ended up with 1-2 extra pounds that I didn't have before & my numbers never went back down to my starting point - where before they were going down to my starting point and even below some times. Now I'm always over my starting point, but its not going up any more either I don't think so I'm not totally sure what to think of it.

I'd love to have a body media band or even one I could just borrow to test things out. What product do you guys like the best for tracking? I have gotten on-line to look for something but it gets confusing, I wouldn't want anything that has a monthly payment or anything like that.

I have read and re-read the metabolism reset guide. I read it to try to gain a good understanding of the stage I think I'm at and then when I think I might be at the next stage I read it again...Not reading much yet about the 'cut' phase since I'm not there yet.

Thank you for your involvement - its so nice to have someone who has been through it. I'm trying to get my sister to do this too but she has a 'deadline' & wants to wait.
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07-11-2015, 08:14 AM
Post: #38
RE: newbie reset question
Okay, well if your weight is not creeping upwards, then you are most likely not eating over your TDEE. I would certainly test it out and try pushing another 100 calories higher and continue to monitor.

I have a FitBit Flex and love it. It is simple and was comparatively inexpensive. I have a Body Media Fit as well, but don't use it anymore as I found the armband uncomfortable in the summer months, and didn't like the monthly charges... The FitBits seem to be very reliable, and they have several models with various types of "bells and whistles". I like the Flex because it is simple, seems to be fairly accurate, is fairly inconspicuous and can be worn on the wrist like a bracelet, you can buy the bands in an endless variety of colors and patterns (Amazon) and it just gives me the data I need. It keeps me motivated to get in my 10,000 steps a day and I use it only to monitor my activity and my calorie burns.

Glad you have read the Reset Guide ... hopefully it will help to sort of guide you through the process.

You are welcome :-)

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07-11-2015, 08:30 AM
Post: #39
RE: newbie reset question
I did gain 2 pounds so I was thinking that meant I had reached over my TDEE - although I have kept eating at that same level to see what happens & so far its stable...as in really stable - the fluctuations I was seeing before aren't there anymore. I used to see 5 lb. fluctuations & now its really only ever going up & down between the same 2 pounds. What are your thoughts on that? Does it sound like a TDEE thing or like I should keep pushing? I guess if I get over TDEE the weight doesn't get stable like it has, but since I gained I figured I was there.

Thank you for the calorie counter advice. I don't need anything extensive or fancy but it can be hard to find simple products these days!

The Reset Guide has been really great, as well as the beginners guide to lifting.
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07-11-2015, 11:58 AM
Post: #40
RE: newbie reset question
So if your weight is stable then you are most likely at or close to your TDEE. Personally, I would try just pushing it another 100 calories higher, just to see what happens. You can always drop back. You want to make sure you are resetting at the highest level possible.

I agree on the devices. For me, simple is better. The more gadgets I have, the more obsessed I tend to become with them. This one is easy to wear, and gives me just the information I want, nothing more...

Glad you are finding the Reset Guide and the The Beginners Guide to Strength Training useful. We have worked hard to try to compile information that will help everybody on this journey...

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