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Journey to Hope
08-05-2015, 03:57 PM
Post: #32
RE: Journey to Hope
If you have been eating below your BMR for a long period of time, your metabolism may very well be suppressed and has down-regulated to match the low intake. What you are doing now is working to heal it and getting it back up and running where it should be. Some initial weight gain will have been water (as glycogen stores were refilled). To keep additional weight gain to a minimum, just take those increases slowly and allow your body time to adapt and adjust along the way. Even though you are eating *well* below your calculated TDEE and what your FitBit is giving you, these numbers are assuming that your metabolism is working as it should be. If it has been suppressed, then you may actually be eating at your *suppressed* TDEE... Increasing your intake slowly over time should allow it to get back up and running where it should be while minimizing (fat) gains...

Also, remember that with the strength training will come some water retention associated with DOMS. It is totally possible to see swings on the scale as big at 3 - 5 pounds the day after a hard Leg Day...

Just take it slow and remember you are working on healing your metabolism and that takes time. Some weight fluctuations are going to happen so make sure you are focusing on long-term trends rather than short term ups and downs. Stay strong - you are doing great!!

Anitra Soto
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Journey to Hope - mjj79 - 07-27-2015, 05:09 PM
RE: journals - kmac1196 - 07-27-2015, 05:50 PM
RE: journals - MaryJo - 07-27-2015, 08:25 PM
RE: journals - mjj79 - 07-27-2015, 08:34 PM
RE: journals - KatiAuchinleck - 07-27-2015, 08:42 PM
RE: journals - Tipularia - 07-27-2015, 08:43 PM
RE: journals - AnitraSoto - 07-27-2015, 09:43 PM
RE: journals - mrsukyankee - 07-28-2015, 05:19 AM
RE: journals - mjj79 - 07-28-2015, 02:11 PM
RE: journals - AnitraSoto - 07-28-2015, 07:45 PM
Journey to Hope - mjj79 - 07-28-2015, 08:10 PM
RE: Journey to Hope - AnitraSoto - 07-28-2015, 09:01 PM
RE: Journey to Hope - mjj79 - 07-28-2015, 09:10 PM
RE: Journey to Hope - AnitraSoto - 07-28-2015, 09:16 PM
RE: Journey to Hope - mjj79 - 07-30-2015, 11:35 AM
RE: Journey to Hope - mrsukyankee - 07-30-2015, 11:47 AM
RE: Journey to Hope - AnitraSoto - 07-30-2015, 01:08 PM
RE: Journey to Hope - mjj79 - 08-02-2015, 12:30 AM
RE: Journey to Hope - MaryJo - 08-02-2015, 12:53 AM
RE: Journey to Hope - Tipularia - 08-02-2015, 07:28 AM
RE: Journey to Hope - mrsukyankee - 08-02-2015, 10:16 AM
RE: Journey to Hope - mrsukyankee - 08-02-2015, 10:21 AM
RE: Journey to Hope - AnitraSoto - 08-02-2015, 12:40 PM
RE: Journey to Hope - mjj79 - 08-02-2015, 11:35 PM
RE: Journey to Hope - MaryJo - 08-03-2015, 12:09 AM
RE: Journey to Hope - KatiAuchinleck - 08-03-2015, 07:47 PM
RE: Journey to Hope - mjj79 - 08-03-2015, 09:55 PM
RE: Journey to Hope - AnitraSoto - 08-03-2015, 10:14 PM
RE: Journey to Hope - mjj79 - 08-04-2015, 11:36 PM
RE: Journey to Hope - mjj79 - 08-05-2015, 12:30 PM
RE: Journey to Hope - mjj79 - 08-05-2015, 02:32 PM
RE: Journey to Hope - AnitraSoto - 08-05-2015 03:57 PM
RE: Journey to Hope - mjj79 - 08-11-2015, 10:48 PM
RE: Journey to Hope - mrsukyankee - 08-12-2015, 04:42 AM
RE: Journey to Hope - mjj79 - 08-12-2015, 08:09 AM
RE: Journey to Hope - AnitraSoto - 08-12-2015, 06:55 AM
RE: Journey to Hope - mjj79 - 08-16-2015, 07:44 PM
RE: Journey to Hope - AnitraSoto - 08-16-2015, 08:48 PM
RE: Journey to Hope - mjj79 - 08-20-2015, 08:33 PM
RE: Journey to Hope - West - 08-21-2015, 02:08 AM
RE: Journey to Hope - AnitraSoto - 08-20-2015, 09:40 PM
RE: Journey to Hope - mjj79 - 08-20-2015, 09:48 PM
RE: Journey to Hope - AnitraSoto - 08-20-2015, 09:49 PM
RE: Journey to Hope - mrsukyankee - 08-21-2015, 08:29 AM
RE: Journey to Hope - KatiAuchinleck - 08-21-2015, 01:10 PM
RE: Journey to Hope - mjj79 - 08-25-2015, 09:13 AM
RE: Journey to Hope - mjj79 - 08-25-2015, 09:20 AM
RE: Journey to Hope - mrsukyankee - 08-25-2015, 11:56 AM
RE: Journey to Hope - mjj79 - 08-25-2015, 12:02 PM
RE: Journey to Hope - AnitraSoto - 08-25-2015, 09:47 PM
RE: Journey to Hope - mjj79 - 09-07-2015, 09:06 PM
RE: Journey to Hope - AnitraSoto - 09-08-2015, 07:02 AM
RE: Journey to Hope - mjj79 - 09-08-2015, 09:42 AM
RE: Journey to Hope - mjj79 - 09-23-2015, 12:30 PM
RE: Journey to Hope - mrsukyankee - 09-23-2015, 12:35 PM
RE: Journey to Hope - AnitraSoto - 09-23-2015, 08:25 PM
RE: Journey to Hope - mjj79 - 10-02-2015, 08:01 AM
RE: Journey to Hope - tillymonstar - 12-07-2015, 06:25 PM

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