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A noob in the forum
07-04-2016, 09:34 AM (This post was last modified: 07-04-2016 09:36 AM by ti_na_kano.)
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A noob in the forum
Hi there!
My name is Eleni and I came across with the forum , as I was desperately looking for some advices on metabolism reset. I am 167cm and about 65 kilos(not sure for that ...I avoid the scale as the devil do with the cross!!! It affects me very bad in my psychology)

I have been on diet since I ended High school. With loads of different district diets and way too much cardio I managed to lose all the extra weight but i wasn't happy with my self image. Then I discovered weight training. The first year I was scared about the idea because ,you know, I am a girl and girls and weights don't go along....rambling
Anyway the second year ,2015,I managed to get over my fears and did some serious training, but without the right amount of food...I was eating 1500 cals /day and on summer of 1300 maybe less.
For the first time on my life I was thin!!! I managed to wear clothes that I only could dreamed of, I saw some nice changes on my body, contrary to my poor diet and finally I was happy.....BUT my body wasn't perfect and I wanted to keep on having changes..... However my calories were low (1500) in winter and when the summer of 2016 came I couldn't lose a single grammar because of my destroyed metabolism, although I kept my cals on 1300 per day.
So here I am, it has been a couple of months that I started my journey on "metabolism reset"....I am on 1800 cals per day right now.I feel way better both psychologicaly and in my training on gym.
Sometimes I feel very strange and embarrashed because some of my lost weight came back and I can't wear my summer shorts and clothes.
However I need really bad this reset and I keep on distracting my mind from all this kind of thoughts....sigh

Also due to a knee injury I am a little concerned on how I will manage to lose weight after my reset, because I am not allowed to run and I am in pain when I do any cardio that I have to stand on my feet for 40 minutes or more, in addition with the weight training....Undecided

For now I do a 4 day split weight training and I try to lift as heavy as I can....I can't wait to finish my journey and be healthy and strong again...nail biting

P.S. : Sorry for any English mistake....I am not a native speaker....blushing
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07-04-2016, 11:26 AM
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Hello and welcome. Question, how did you arrive at 1800 per day? I am guessing you are young so with strength training that is still not your TDEE I'm guessing? So what are your stats and your history since starting the reset?
You don't have to do cardio to lose weight once you get there, so don't stress about that happy
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07-04-2016, 12:42 PM
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Hi Emma!!

I am 26 years old, 167cm height, 65 kilos(approximately). My TDEE is about 2000 cals per day.

From 1300 cals I jumped to 1500 and I kept it about 3 weeks like that. In that period I lost some centimeters from my thighs and hips. After that I added 100 cals every 2 weeks or more, depending on how I was feeling. Today I just made a 100 cals increase and went to 1800 cals.

Once I decided to start the reset I changed my gym programm from 3days whole body workout to 4days split. In this way I think I will be able to lift heavier...I don't do any cardio at the moment because my knee is complaining sometimes because of the intensity of my workouts and I am afraid to add any cardio.
Really cardio isn't necessery for weight loss??? It's so surprising thing to hear!!!! Until now I was reading everywhere that without cardio you cannot lose weight.....How come?

My split is like that:
1st day: Chest/biceps/abs
2nd day: butt/legs/abs
3d day: rest
4th day:shoulders/ abs
5th day:back/abs

When you say "stats" what do you mean Emma?
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07-05-2016, 05:28 AM (This post was last modified: 07-05-2016 05:31 AM by ti_na_kano.)
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Today I measured myself with a tape.

HIPS: 103cm
BUTT: 103 cm
WAIST: 70 cm
BELLY : 87cm
THIGHS:63cm

The funny thing is that I have the same measurements from January. On January I droped my cals to 1300 to start lose weight....For two months I had exactly the same measurements as above,although the deficit and the cardio that I was doing....So I decided to do the reset....
Now I am on 1800 cals, without any cardio and the measurements are still the same.... I am too happy for that!!!
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07-05-2016, 06:28 AM
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Welcome and awesome job so far! That is fabulous that you have increased your intake so much, yet your measurements are unchanged!

Yep, just like emma said, it doesn't sound like you are at your TDEE yet, so you are going to want to keep increasing gradually until you get there. Entering your stats and only using a Moderate activity level, I get a TDEE for you of 2,125.

One thing to remember, as you go through the reset process, especially with the strength training you are going to simply see your body shape change. There is a good chance that you will not ever be able to fit back into some of your old clothes. Your body shape will simply be different. So, find clothes that make you feel good about where you are and just sit back and enjoy the increased energy for your workouts! Also, being about 5'5" tall and weighing approximately 123 pounds, you really don't need to focus on scale weight, so instead just concentrate on body recomposition, if you are not happy with the way you look.

You are doing great - keep up the good work!

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07-05-2016, 08:03 AM (This post was last modified: 07-05-2016 08:06 AM by ti_na_kano.)
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(07-05-2016 06:28 AM)AnitraSoto Wrote:  Welcome and awesome job so far! That is fabulous that you have increased your intake so much, yet your measurements are unchanged!

Yep, just like emma said, it doesn't sound like you are at your TDEE yet, so you are going to want to keep increasing gradually until you get there. Entering your stats and only using a Moderate activity level, I get a TDEE for you of 2,125.

One thing to remember, as you go through the reset process, especially with the strength training you are going to simply see your body shape change. There is a good chance that you will not ever be able to fit back into some of your old clothes. Your body shape will simply be different. So, find clothes that make you feel good about where you are and just sit back and enjoy the increased energy for your workouts! Also, being about 5'5" tall and weighing approximately 123 pounds, you really don't need to focus on scale weight, so instead just concentrate on body recomposition, if you are not happy with the way you look.

You are doing great - keep up the good work!

Hello Anitra !!!!

Yes, my weight is in normal levels so I don't use the scale as often as the measurment tape. What I really crave for is the recomposition of my body....
This situation with my old clothes is somehow confusing; I feel better, my body seems better but my clothes don't fit!!! I'll try to ignore that... tongue
Thank you so much for the advices and your time!!
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07-05-2016, 08:00 PM
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I used to be able to wear low rise jeans and button down shirts. Now I find it difficult to find any button down shirts that aren't too tight in the upper arms and across the back, so I just don't buy them any more, but rather have found other styles that fit my body better.. Also, low rise jeans are a no go, so I now wear a higher waisted curvy fit. It's all about finding clothes that make you feel good right now!

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07-06-2016, 04:05 AM
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Today I woke up at midnight to go to bathroom. When I tried to re-sleep I realized that I was hungry...My stomach was rumbing and I was wake about an hour, before I was able to sleep again....On 8:30 I woke up by hunger again and I ate breakfast at last!!!
How is it possible to be hungry at the middle of the night, although I recently raised my cals up to 1800 per day?? If this hunger keeps on, should I move to my next caloric intake's increase?
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07-06-2016, 06:19 AM
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That hunger is a sign that your metabolism is catching up, and that's a good thing! And yes, if you are comfortable at this level, absolutely it is fine to continue to make increases until you get to your TDEE.

In addition to your calories, are you monitoring your macros? It is really important to make sure you are getting adequate protein. That will both help you to maintain muscle mass as well as helping you to feel fuller longer. And if you are having a day when you are feeling particularly hungry, really make sure you are getting in your protein, fiber and water. All of those will help to satiate you..

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07-06-2016, 07:54 AM
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(07-06-2016 06:19 AM)AnitraSoto Wrote:  That hunger is a sign that your metabolism is catching up, and that's a good thing! And yes, if you are comfortable at this level, absolutely it is fine to continue to make increases until you get to your TDEE.

In addition to your calories, are you monitoring your macros? It is really important to make sure you are getting adequate protein. That will both help you to maintain muscle mass as well as helping you to feel fuller longer. And if you are having a day when you are feeling particularly hungry, really make sure you are getting in your protein, fiber and water. All of those will help to satiate you..

Great thing to hear!!!big grin

Yes I monitor my macros too.
They are 157gr of protein, 157gr of carbs, 60gr of fat.
It's about 35% / 35% /30%
In longterm I'll consider to modify them to 40% / 40% / 20% which is more appropriate for bodybuilding standarts....
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