35 year old female, 5’ 6. 140 pounds. I’ve been in a caloric deficit since August and have lost 15 pounds. I’ve been eating around 1750 cals a day. I lift weights4x a week and walk 10k on the days I don’t lift. My weight loss has been slow but very sustainable.
However, I’ve been hovering around the same weight for the past month so did a little research and with the help of a coach, decided on a diet break for a week. I was very apprehensive as I have a type A personality and like structure and control so the thought of increasing carbs and calories freaked me out a lot!
Nonetheless, I’ve upped my calories to 2400 370C/120P/48F and I’m on day 4 and haven’t gained a thing! I am shocked! I have so much energy that I’m buzzing around like a bee high on honey.
I’m thinking of doing this for 2 weeks and then cutting down to 2000 calories instead to lose the remaining 5 pounds I want to lose.
Carbs are not the enemy! I’ve gone from averaging 180g carbs daily, to 370g. This is insane to me.
I’m not posting a questions, I just needed to share this with people that get it!