I’ve been in a calorie defecit of 1600 for about a month now and it’s going good, I’m having smart and healthy meals to fuel my workouts and try and fill me up with fewer calories. In this last month of being in this defecit I’ve lost about 6ish pounds which is great! I’m super happy with my slow and steady progress especially since I can see the muscle I’m putting on too. I went from 173 to 166
The last week or so thought I’ve been increasingly hungry and feeling more insatiable than usual and my cravings for more food have been stronger too. It’s been a struggle but I did some research and decided a refeed (not cheat) day would be great and I was super excited for it haha.
My weigh ins are on Friday’s so this last Friday when when I weighed in at 166.2
Sunday (yesterday) is when I planned to have my refeed so I started off strong with 500 calories worth of protein pancakes with 86% dark chocolate and pb2
I know generally what the deal is with refeed days so I want to put these extra calories and energy to good use so after breakfast I did some intense skating with a friend for a little over 2 hours. I went about my day eating I had a whole pizza, had a lot of snacks like rice cakes and some bars, and finished off with chicken rice and potatoes for dinner and some halo top ice cream. I had one more intense leg/butt workout before dinner (just to use up the food I’m eating). I finished the day with something like 2400 calories and 312g carbs.
I wasn’t worried about putting on weight cuz I know I’m gonna be back on track starting today until I feel like I need another cheat or refeed day. I know that with that many calories and carbs I’m probs gonna be bloated and heavier than my previous weight. But when I stepped on the scale today I was 165.5! A new low... just not really sure what to make of it and I’m getting a little anxious trying to understand like is this a sign I can increase my calories?? Change my macro split to more carbs?? Do nothing and keep doing what I’m doing??
Sorry for the long story, thanks for reading!