When you switched to maintenance and you had extra calories to play with, how did you fill them? Did you have a period where you just wanted to fill them with delicious foods you were cutting your portions of during the weight loss phase? Did you save them for weekend restaurant nights out or parties? Did you consciously add more nutrient-rich foods to your routine? Did you just make your same meals and snacks slightly bigger? Did you add more daily snacks?
I’m leaning towards just making my regular planned meals a little bigger, but I keep underestimating that and having leftover calories at the end of the day that I just want to use for chocolate and peanut butter (which I already have plenty of 😂). It’s an adjustment period, I’m sure, but I’m curious about how you allocated those extra calories at the beginning of maintenance!