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My Personal Journal
06-23-2015, 05:21 PM
Post: #1
My Personal Journal
I'm new here.
Trying to accept the fact that I can't diet my way through life anymore. It's getting exhausting and all I think about is calories, weight and food.

I've lost 90 pounds through obsessive dieting and exercise, maintained for the last few months (a few fluctuations here and there) but now, everything seems to be stalling. I don't know what my maintaince is or anything because I constantly play with my macros. My weight loss/leaning out/my lifts/energy. I'm "on a plan" of 1500-1600 calories of 120c/140p/50ish fat. I would love to see my stomach fat go away a little more.

According to all the calculators, I should be eating somewhere around 2300-2400 calories which I have NEVER done. Ever. I'm 24 years old, 5'7" and 146pounds. I workout a decent amount (at least 5 days a week--mostly lifting/crossfit/some cardio) but just recently my job changed so whether i'm sedentary through the day or not kind of changes.

How does this metabolic reset work exactly? Should I jump to these numbers? or is it too far? Do i seem to be like a good candidate for a recomp?
I'm just looking not to be hungry and tired all the time and get my mind off eating. Thanks for everyone's help. I'm looking forward to being a member of the group!

**Update** Someone suggested that I do a metabolic reset/recomp. I'm going to try and update here. I'm not used to eating that much but I'm going to try!
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06-23-2015, 06:24 PM
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RE: My Personal Journal
Welcome to the group it's great to meet you. I understand how you feel too well, it's no way to life is it? It's not even living but existing. To answer your question, add 100 calories every week until you reach your tdee. It's not that hard to eat that much, trust me on that. Your tdee could even be higher than that...after that you need to stay here for at least 3 months...maybe even longer...I have learned the hard way this can not be rushed. Good luck x

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06-23-2015, 07:55 PM
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RE: My Personal Journal
Great job starting a Personal Journal. Did you get a chance to read the Metabolic Reset Guide yet? Are there any questions you had that weren't answered there? Let us know --- we will be here to help and support you along the way :- )

Anitra Soto
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