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  • Potatoes and egg omelette with onion, parsley and mature cheddar 😋😋😋👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼
  • Yeah definitely! I’m really working on balancing my blood sugars instead of just looking at my total carbs throughout the day. I haven’t felt this much mental clarity in months. Thank you for asking 😊
  • Hey everyone so the reason I wanted to go lower carb and no sugar is because I have PCOS and IR so I thought I was doing a good thing! It definitely worsened my mood so now I’m eating a little more carbs (250g), smaller more frequent meals throughout the day and focusing on balancing blood sugars instead. I think I have…
  • Should I persevere and hope this feeling will go away or just go back to my old way of eating?
  • Well I just ate half a bar of chocolate so around 70-80g of chocolate and I feel better…still not sure what’s going on but thank you 🙏🏻
  • Oh wow we have the same macro ratios for protein, carbs and fats! I’ve realised my mistake is that I’ve been massively delayed my first meal because I’m just not hungry in the morning. Then the rest of the day I’m playing catch up with my calories, and I just don’t like oil… so I should stop this silly unintentional…
  • My current protein goal is 100g per day. Most days I’m between 90-110g per day.
  • How much do you weigh and how much are you trying to lose?
  • I had COVID for three weeks last October/November. I think it may be the reason why even now I can’t seem to get back into my fitness like before. Apparently it can take up to a year for some people to get their fitness back (to pre-Covid levels) and I’m probably one of them. I can walk 8000-10000 steps, do light weights a…
  • I’m 5’ 4” 28F weigh 185 lbs and workout 4-5 days a week plus 8000 steps a day and can maintain on an average of 2500-2600 calories. Aiming to lose 20-30 lbs.
  • Wow this post is so triggering but I still want to help you. I’m a recovered anorexic and the reason you are not hungry is because your body is literally surviving. Hunger is actually a good thing because it means you have a normal metabolism. When you go to the extremes and starve yourself then cortisol levels can blunt…
    in Plateau Comment by xxzenabxx April 8
  • Hey I just wanted to give you a big hug! I completely understand your frustration because I also have PCOS. You most likely have some sort of insulin resistance so I would actually suggest a lower carb diet but NOT keto, just aim for 100-120g per day. Also pleeaaase don’t go down the 1200 calorie route. Been there done…
  • 10k-14k is not lightly active. You’re not eating enough! I would assume you are more active than you think. Go to maintenance for 2 weeks and then reduce 200-250 calories from that.
  • I just did this and selected ‘very active’ from the activity level and it gave me 2290 calories…!
  • Thank you but I already take a Vit D oral spray.
  • I can’t comment on my weight because I recently started lifting heavier weights so the scale has skewed my results..it’s just going up and down the same few pounds. I have lost a total of 6 inches overall from my whole body. I guess I was just asking if maybe my deficit is too big because I’m feeling tired and muscles are…
  • Hey you said you have leptin resistance and that causes hunger issues. If your leptin is low then your ghrelin is high which is why you are so hungry. Also the 20-30g of protein per sitting is a myth! Plenty of people eat 40-50g of protein per meal and are perfectly fine. You keep saying your protein, fibre and fats are…
  • Thank you I never thought of when I consume calories but I might try eating my breakfast earlier. Also alternating between higher and lower calorie days sounds like something I could try as I’ve never done that before either.
  • That’s the thing, my calories vary a lot depending on what I do. I don’t have a fixed number! I just calculated my average calories for the past 3 weeks and they’ve been 2100-2150. I’m definitely eating enough.
  • Yes I’m getting 5 workouts a week plus extra steps of around 8000-10000 steps most days. Workouts include 3 fullbody dumbell workouts and 2 yoga vinyasa flows. This is just what I enjoy and I don’t intend on changing my exercise routine. I’m actually eating more protein aiming for at least 110g per day. I get plenty of…
  • I ended up maintaining my weight during the intuitive eating phase. But I wasn’t working out and I wasn’t eating properly so I’m surprised. It was also my sisters wedding so there was crazy amounts of food. I haven’t tracked my food properly since May this year. Hair loss has been on going for a few years now due to…
  • First of can I just say amazing progress! You look great! Okay now back to your question…if 1600-1700 is the TOTAL number of calories that you eat and taking into account all the exercise then I’m going to say you’re definitely undereating. You need to do a reverse diet. I used to gain weight on 1800 calories because I…
  • Hey I’m not an expert but on this but I went through something similar where I ate low calories for years and long term it ruined my health. 1350 is waaaaay to low for that kind of activity so I think you’ve definitely got some adaptive thermogenesis which is what happened to me. You NEED to break through the mental fear…
  • Thank you and I’m not taking any medication/supplements recently. I’m definitely going to try this one out! Anemia runs in my family as my mum, aunts and grandma have it too.
  • Thank you, makes sense…I feel like due to lack of movement my appetite has plummeted and I’ve been possibly eating 1000-1400 calories a day (it’s very easy for me to undereat without realising for weeks). Could this also be adding to my stress levels? I really don’t want to track my food either…ughhh! It’s just too much…
  • Can anyone answer my original question if the body needs more calories whilst recovering from an injury?
  • Thank you! I do suffer from anemia and I feel like diet alone won’t help me with my iron levels.
  • Losing muscle does slow down your metabolism but don’t worry once you start building it back your metabolism will speed up back to normal!
  • I’m a small 5’ 4” girl who can maintain her weight on 2400-2500 calories a day. I don’t do extreme exercise I just walk and do yoga at the moment. I’m currently losing weight on 2000-2100 calories a day. Metabolism can change and adapt to higher calories which is what mine did. I think your trainer is on the right track…