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When I eat more calories than TDEE I weigh less the next day...
04-18-2015, 05:59 PM
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When I eat more calories than TDEE I weigh less the next day...
So I notice a weird trend, when I eat more calories than my fitbit TDEE I weigh less the next day. Usually I burn about 2300kcalories a day, but when I eat 2500kcal I'll weigh less on the scale the next morning. Maybe my TDEE prediction is a bit lower than it actually is... What does this mean?
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04-19-2015, 08:26 AM
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RE: When I eat more calories than TDEE I weigh less the next day...
I actually wrote a post for the site on exactly what you are asking... Check it out and let me know what you think.

http://eatmore2weighless.com/how-do-i-fi...true-tdee/

Anitra Soto
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My EM2WL Journey: http://eatmore2weighless.com/never-too-old-anitra/
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04-19-2015, 10:24 AM
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RE: When I eat more calories than TDEE I weigh less the next day...
(04-18-2015 05:59 PM)MaryGold Wrote:  So I notice a weird trend, when I eat more calories than my fitbit TDEE I weigh less the next day. Usually I burn about 2300kcalories a day, but when I eat 2500kcal I'll weigh less on the scale the next morning. Maybe my TDEE prediction is a bit lower than it actually is... What does this mean?

You need to experiment to find your TDEE as Anitra's article says, but my theory is that chronic undereating is a stress, so when you eat more the body unstresses and releases some of that stress-induced water weight.
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04-19-2015, 02:07 PM
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RE: When I eat more calories than TDEE I weigh less the next day...
I've been eating 2300kcal for about 14 weeks now, and my weight has stabilzed here at 195-200. I guess I should try eating over my fitbit predicted TDEE for a week and see what happens. If my TDEE ends up being higher than what I've been resetting at, does that mean I have to redo my metabolism reset again for another 12ish weeks? I'm getting really uncomfortable with my body size now...
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04-19-2015, 02:24 PM
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RE: When I eat more calories than TDEE I weigh less the next day...
If you've stabilized that could be your TDEE, but it could be higher. Only one way to test it though - increase calories to 2400-2500. If 2300 is your true TDEE you will slowly gain. Then when you cut back down to 2300 you will drop that extra weight (might take a few weeks, just full disclosure) but you will know that 2300 is the number. If really nothing happens at 2400-2500, then that might be your TDEE. Regardless of what you calculate or what any device says, the only way to know the true number is to experiment with calories and take note of how your body reacts. If it turns out that 2500 is your TDEE, you will want to stay there for awhile in order to reset. However if that is your true TDEE you should not keep gaining weight.
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04-19-2015, 11:06 PM
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RE: When I eat more calories than TDEE I weigh less the next day...
Thank you guys! I will be eating more for a while and see what happens. happy
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