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  • 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…
  • It’s normal. I took a 6-7 month break from dieting and when I got back into a calorie deficit I was hungry! It lasted for only 1 week and then my hunger went away. Give it time. Also I doubt it’s the protein because that’s the macro nutrient that blunts hunger. Personally I’ve found lower carb (100-130g per day) and higher…
  • This happens to me as well! I only lose weight once a month after my period so I have to wait another 5 weeks before the scale goes down. At this point the only way I can help is to tell you you’re not the only one. Sometimes I even wonder if the scale is broken…
  • It sounds like you’re attempting a recomposition because your weight is fine for your height. Have you actually been in a deficit for 6 weeks or do you think you’ve been in a deficit? The reason I’m asking is because you can be in a deficit some days and then not in a deficit on the weekends. If you are weighing and…
  • Hey I’m also a 27 yo female from the U.K. with about 20-30 lbs to lose (not sure of the exact goal weight but I’ll see when I get there ). I’m also aiming for balance, consistency and sustainability. I’ll send you a request.
  • https://tdeecalculator.net/result.php?s=imperial&g=female&age=30&lbs=225&in=70&act=1.55&f=2 Well according to the TDEE calculator above you would burn about 2800 calories with moderate exercise so your trainer is actually right. You say you have been on a rollercoaster for weight loss so maybe you’ve been restricting…
  • This was my problem exactly and it’s what lead me down the dark hole of eating disorders! I’m glad you are aware (and I am now) because these obsessive behaviours ARE HARD TO BREAK. I’m either perfect or I’m not and my advice would be journal these thoughts. The exact stuff you wrote above needs to be journaled and when…
  • Oh yeah, sorry I definitely worded that wrong. What I meant was that she’s never struggled with being overweight etc and she’s always been slim. But yeah her advice for ED sufferers is good (I have an ED past too), especially getting them be more relaxed with food. My main issue was that she thinks EVERYONE is suffering…
  • I tried intuitive eating for 2 months and I gained 5lbs. I also ate intuitively when I had my ED because I was listening to my body. They say that you need to go through the 10 commandments and the final one is gentle nutrition! Excuse me but why encourage weight gain in the first place? I’m glad you managed to lose weight…
  • What are your stats? Age, weight, height? Without enough information it’s hard to know. You can absolutely lose weight with pcos and a calorie deficit but what you eat also matters because you need to find foods that satiate you and actually help you stay in a calorie deficit. Generally women with pcos are more sensitive…
  • Yeah I get you. I don’t enjoy counting every single calorie either. I’ve stopped taking the food scale out for every thing. The food that I eat matters as well. If I eat a croissant for breakfast and it’s only 200-300 calories then I will crash later on because my blood sugars will be all over the place and I’ll get so…
  • I know this is an old thread but just wanted to say I’m petite (5’ 4”) and I’ve done the whole crash dieting and eating only 1200 calories etc and it made my health so bad I’m still suffering! Now I’m eating 2000/2100 calories and losing weight. It’s taken me a long time to realise that it’s lifestyle not a short term fix.
  • For your height and weight 90-100g is more than enough. I’m also 5’ 4” so 1 inch taller and generally aim for 100-110g easily but let’s say sometimes I end up only getting 80g, well I’ve learned to accept that and it’s better to still be in a calorie deficit because there’s no point in eating more to hit your protein…
  • Are you vegan, vegetarian or pescatarian or just eating anything? That’s where we can start from. Also what are your stats? Age, weight and height and I’m assuming you are female.
  • The two biggest things that helped my pms cravings were cutting down on refined sugar and carbs BUT still complex carbs like banana, dates, oats, potatoes and more protein. Also eating at maintenance (even just for 3-5 days) has really helped my pms cravings. The reason why too much sugar and refined carbs might not be…
  • I wasn’t aiming at eating perfectly but with only 20ish lbs to lose I just wanted to make some progress and actually stick to my calories. I’ve realised that when I eat too much chocolate then I want more and it’s because my brain craves it and or it’s bored. I think at this point I would rather abstain for a few weeks and…
  • Well it’s funny because if I distract myself long enough then I don’t want chocolate so it could be a boredom/habit thing. Ah I love exercising, I could do it all day! In fact it’s the days that I don’t exercise where I struggle to stay in a deficit because I just have less to do and less food. Exercise takes my mind of…
  • Thank you that definitely put it into a whole new perspective for me 😊
  • So before you met your nutritionist were you in a binge and restrict cycle?
  • Below is from the study: “low BMR may constitute a considerable risk factor predisposing to development of T2D.” I was talking about low BMR not BMI. So if someone with IR were to eat a normal 1800-2000 calorie diet they could be gaining weight because their body just isn’t burning that many calories. This happens to women…
  • Yes but that’s just the physical part of it. We also need to look at the environmental, social, mental and emotional sides to weight loss. It’s much more complex than that. What about cravings and food triggers? I think it’s easier for some and harder for others. Some people can create an environment for themselves where…
  • Yeah the maintenance at period has definitely helped but I’m honestly not depriving myself- I’m doing the opposite right now. I’ve had an ED in the past so I know depriving myself isn’t good.
  • No, just no. Why would you do a really restrictive diet? I’m only a bit taller than you at 5’ 4” and I can safely eat 1900-2100 calories and lose weight. Okay let’s say I didn’t exercise, I would still lose weight on 1600 calories. Because I’ve built muscle so my bmr is higher so why don’t you look into doing a recomp?…
  • https://drc.bmj.com/content/8/1/e001381 Even if she was eating one or two meals a day this can still cause erratic blood sugar swings which can also disturb proper insulin function over time because it can cause blood sugar levels to plummet in some people. We all have different hormone levels. Also maybe OP was binging…
  • She said she has prediabetes so she has insulin resistance. This means her body doesn’t process carbs and sugars like a normal person so they are more likely to get stored as fat. I’m sure she was eating way more than 1100 calories but I also do know that insulin resistance can impair glucose metabolism. I also read a…
  • Also I would like to add that I started intuitive eating around January and February this year...bad idea. I gained a few pounds and I was exhausted because my brain was just telling me to eat lots sugary fatty foods like chocolates etc (I was already eating chocolate because I wasn’t depriving myself before but they said…
  • Yeah I don’t like planning my meals to a t but I might just have to for a month to get into the swing of things. And honestly my meals are great- balanced with protein carbs, veggies and fats. But then I just keep eating chocolate and I think it’s become a habit so I need to break it in order to get back in control.
  • Right now it’s chocolate 😔. I don’t have self control over it at the moment!
  • My meals are great but it’s when I snack on chocolate in between my meals and I just keep eating over my calories even with just a 250 calorie deficit. I probably need to rebuild discipline again.
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