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Is EMWL right for me? Am I right for EMWL?
08-26-2016, 05:30 AM
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Question Is EMWL right for me? Am I right for EMWL?
I only signed up last night and this morning i read through some of the posts

I'm not an obsessive weight watcher in the respect that apart from in my teens when i had an eating disorder i don't analyse each weight change to the tenth of pound. Round numbers give me enough info.
I'm also not obsessive over slight variations in calorie estimates. Again as a teen I would get terribly stressed bc i couldn't be sure something was EXACTLY x number of calories - like what if there was an extra crumb and it gave me extra calories??

Nowdays i'm overweight (5ft3, 200lbs) and I want to have a healthy strong body but i don't want to lose my mind in the process by figuring out if i ate something that was 120cal or 136cal (random numbers btw). The eating disorder was horrid and quite frankly I'd rather be fat than go back to those dark years.

Is EMWL right for me? I'm happy to track calories/weight but not to the tenth...

or is it for the more assiduous?

thanks in advance
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08-26-2016, 09:56 AM
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RE: Is EMWL right for me? Am I right for EMWL?
What is your diet/exercise background?
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08-26-2016, 09:28 PM
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RE: Is EMWL right for me? Am I right for EMWL?
Bottom line is, that yes EM2WL is right for everyone! Nobody should feel the need to eat at a steep deficit and spend hours and hours on the treadmill. EM2WL is all about promoting a sane and sensible approach to eating and health that is maintainable for life!

Yes, at the beginning you will need to track. You need to know how much you are eating, so that you have a starting point. Once you figure out your TDEE (caloric needs) and then log for a couple of weeks, you should have a good idea of where you are starting and what direction you need to go.

Have you been eating over your TDEE? Awesome news, just introduce a small 10 - 15% cut and you are on your way!

Have you been eating under your TDEE? If yes, then it's time for some reflection. How long have you been under eating? What is your recent eating history like? What is your exercise schedule? Once you have the answers to those questions, then you can begin to build a plan. Depending on the severity of the under eating, a reset may be indicated.

But, yes, at least initially, it all needs to start with logging. Once you get further down the road then you can wean yourself off of the logging, but at least initially, it's the only way you will know where you are starting...

Anitra Soto
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My EM2WL Journey: http://eatmore2weighless.com/never-too-old-anitra/
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