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I hope I'm doing this right....
09-15-2016, 10:19 PM
Post: #1
I hope I'm doing this right....
OK so I just want to give my stats to make sure I am starting off right. And ask a few questions as well.

Stats: 5'6", 220lbs, Age 24, female
I calculated my BMR and TDEE on scooby using light activity and got these results:
BMR - 1799
TDEE - 2474
TDEE cut - 1978

These numbers are quite terrifying nail biting I most likely need a metabolism reset (even though I don't want one), because my eating habits the last couple years tend toward low cal then binge. Right now I am slowly working up to my TDEE. Last week I consistently ate around 1400 calories. Yesterday I almost managed to eat my TDEE, but today I could only handle about 1680 before I had to give up. Who knew eating could be so hard?!

So my first question is, will eating so many calories get easier? I feel like I'm constantly thinking about what food I can eat to meet my cal and macro goals. And related to that, I am eating over my goal of fat. Should I raise the goal? My macros goals are set at 191g carbs, 128g protein, and 47g fat (45/30/25).

Next question is regarding weight training. I don't have access to gym equipment so I am doing mostly body-weight training. Will body-weight training be OK or do I need to find some way to get access to weights?

Also, any other advice you want to give would be great!
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09-16-2016, 06:27 AM
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RE: I hope I'm doing this right....
First of all. welcome! So glad you have joined us over here....

I would suggest starting a thread of your own in the Personal Journals section of these forums, and that way you will be able not only to track your progress, but also to have all of your posts in one thread, so that it makes looking back easier for anyone trying to help you. Plus you will find yourself chatting a lot with others going through the exact same thing!

To answer your question, yes the eating more gets easier. The body will adapt and adjust as you make those increases, and eventually that overstuffed, bloated feeling will go away. The secret is to make those increases sloooooowly. That will help you not only feel more comfortable, but will help to keep the weight gain to a minimum. Have you gotten a chance to read The Starter Kit and The Metabolism Reset Guide?

http://eatmore2weighless.com/the-metabol...set-guide/

As you are going through the reset process, I would recommend reading and re-reading that guide, as what seems overwhelming at the beginning will make more and more sense as you work your way through the process.

This is in response to your other thread: Definitely don't try to change too many things at once. Doing that is a sure recipe for disaster. Pick one thing and work on it until it becomes habit, then tackle another. For instance don't try to increase your calories, totally overhaul the foods you eat, and introduce a workout program all at the same time. It will just become overwhelming. Work on increasing your intake for a few weeks (slowly) and then work on something else.

Also, some of the reason you are most likely feeling overly stuffed is that you are trying to "clean up" your diet. Going from a diet of highly processed foods to one of more whole , unprocessed foods is simply more filling. Fiber and protein will fill you up, whereas the processed stuff leaves you simply craving more. So, you can see how changing these two things at the same time can be hard ... not only are you introducing more food, but you are adding more whole foods. Both of those are going to make you feel uncomfortably full, especially when done at the same time. Again, just tackle one thing at a time.

As far as the workouts, yes body weight workouts can be very effective. You just want to make sure you are continually challenging yourself and progressing. As long as you are doing that, then yes they are great! One day you will most likely want to find a way to integrate some weights, but that is a great way to start!

Sorry I have to run off to work, but hope that helps a bit... Let us know if you have more questions and we will try to make sure you get started on the right foot.

Again, welcome!

Anitra Soto
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09-17-2016, 12:07 AM
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RE: I hope I'm doing this right....
Thanks for the advice! I will make a post in the Personal Journals soon like you suggested. Today I followed your advice about not changing too many things at once. I didn't try to cram some cardio into my busy day, and I didn't try to eat more than my stomach could handle. Overall I just felt so much better!. I ate when I was hungry, but didn't force myself to "overeat." Turns out I ate right around my BMR so I'll consider that a success!
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09-17-2016, 12:13 AM
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RE: I hope I'm doing this right....
Yay! Yep, the idea is to gradually change one thing at a time and stay consistent with that until it becomes habit, then move on to another thing. Changing too many things at once always results in burnout... The bottom line is: it took us a long time to get where we are, and there is no need to rush the proess to dig ourselves out of that hole. Slow and steady wins!

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