A week ago I put my calories up by 50 calories. I have been putting my calories up by 50 or 100 every week or two for a while, to try and stop my weight from trending downward, as I hit my target weight a while ago.
Suddenly, after the last 50 calorie increase, my weight has gone crazy.
I tried not to panic the first day when it went up almost 1kg (more than 2lb). It was down the next day so I thought, ok, just a blip. But now its up even higher. I'm up 1.5kg (3.3lb) since a week ago.
I don't want to "over-steer" so I'm going to leave calories as they are until the end of this week. At the same time, I'm really struggling not to see doom on the horizon. Last time I lost serious weight (not through food logging) I put it all back on again and more, so this feels like history repeating.
I'm still really near the beginning of maintenance. And if maintenance means actually stopping the downward weight trend, then I'm only a week in. I don't know what to expect, or if this is normal.
Nothing has changed about my diet apart from the increase in calories as far as I can see. No wild increase in carbs or salt. I haven't been weighing or logging any less diligently.