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What do I do?
09-03-2016, 11:59 PM
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What do I do?
started with eating 220-2400 and maintaining about 7 months ago. I wanted to loose more and started to decrease my intake. I am now eating around 1800-2100 calories and since March I've gained 6.5lbs! Why is this?! My activity level hasn't changed at all... Any ideas or advice?I weigh my food with a food scale and measure everything.
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09-04-2016, 09:25 AM
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RE: What do I do?
First of all welcome! It sounds as though over the past seven months that your metabolism has simply slowed down and adapted to that 1800 - 2100 level. The good thing is that you caught it before you took you intake too low. Have you gotten a chance to read the Starter Kit (or at least the Quick Start Guide?)

Also, the Metabolism Reset Guide is a good read regarding this subject:

Both will give you a pretty thorough idea of what's going on and how to get your metabolism back up and running where it should be. The bottom line is, it sounds as though your metabolism has adapted to your decreased intake, and now it's time to get it to adapt upwards. Take a look at those links and see if it makes sense. And please come back if you have any questions - we will be happy to make sure you get started on the right foot...

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