When I was i high school I began starving myself and I lost down to 100 lbs. I was keeping myself at a maximum of 600 calories a day. I starved myself habitually until the beginning of my sophomore year of college when classes got harder and unhealthy mochas and pizzas were easily accessible to keep me awake long periods of time. When I reached this point in life, I began to gain 20 pounds a year. When I finally gained to 180 pounds I was graduating and planning a wedding and I began to think "Oh my god...I'm going to be the biggest I've ever been on my wedding day!" I tried starving myself again, thinking that was the only way to lose weight, but then I gained 10 more pounds!
That was starvation mode at it's best. STARVATION MODE IS REAL AND IT WILL MAKE YOU GAIN WEIGHT. I was beginning to think that I had completely broken my metabolism until I found this website. Now I've lost 8 pounds and I already feel better about myself!
I still struggle with needing to eat my exercise calories, but I'm learning healthier ways to eat and now I see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Thank you to everyone on this site who is helping me find my way :flowerforyou: :flowerforyou: :flowerforyou: