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  • Thank for the input. I want to lose 0.5 lb per week which is why I’m using the TDEE calculator. Last year I went through metabolic adaptations where I was constantly dieting/yo-yo dieting or binging. I did a post about it in the maintenance section but I don’t know how to post the link. I did a reverse diet which was…
  • Aiming to lose 0.5 lbs a week and I’ve got 15-20 lbs to lose.
  • I use a TDEE method where my rough TDEE is 2400 and I’m aiming to eat more on my workout days. I also cycle my calories so my days could look like this- 2300, 2100, 2000, 2300 etc. Those are my gross calories. I’m really trying to lose slowly but this seems weird because a few months ago I used to feel full on 2000…
  • Ah okay so it’s a hormonal response. I have PCOS so I freaked out thinking my hormones are messed up!
  • Thank you made me feel better. Actually I haven’t been in a deficit for over 7 months so that’s maybe why. Any idea how long it will take to adjust?
  • Well I did it in stages but I’d say about 6-7 months.
  • Actually it is true! I did a reverse diet where I gradually increased my calories to 2400. A while ago I was consuming 1500 calories and I felt miserable. I now have more energy overall and in my workouts. I’m still waiting for hair regrowth but I know that takes time. My joints are no longer inflamed and I sleep much…
  • Listen to the above advice- you’re doing way too much for an unconditioned body. Go for short walks and slowly build it from there. Also eat enough protein and drink enough water.
  • I would definitely speak to a dietitian. I just wanted to add that I have PCOS and IBS and I eat dairy, gluten and sugar and all the foods you mentioned above (I also have an Ed history so long term deprivation used to make me binge). I used to deprive myself and I honestly didn’t feel better. In the end even elimination…
  • Vinyasa comes up for me. Try core power-I think that has a higher calorie burn.
  • Glad it was helpful to you- I’ve also recovered from multiple EDs so I know how you feel ❤️
  • I’m also pretty active and let me tell you- you are not eating enough. For some one with a history of binge eating, a restrictive diet is even worse! I’m 5’ 4” and 160ish lbs right now (I’m quite muscular) and I workout 5 days a week and I walk 10,000 steps a day. My average TDEE is 2400ish depending on how active I’ve…
  • Thank you I’ll definitely check it out 😊
  • https://youtu.be/FfNXJt4_MoQ This is the video if anyone is interested.
  • Yup- you just hit the nail on the dot! James Smith did a Ted talk where he said that a woman can burn an extra 100-300 calories per day which means if she doesn’t increase her calories she could potentially be in a greater deficit, so instead of being in a 500 calorie deficit it could be up to an 800 calorie deficit. The…
  • https://youtu.be/hlaVSLdhEvA This is one of the videos that I was talking about! One of my favourites.
  • Again please don’t confuse weights and yoga. They are not the same. Weights don’t burn much because traditionally you rest for 2-3 minutes whereas ashtanga yoga is not like that. It is much more cardio vascular and it was because of these sort of claims that I started undereating because I believed all this nonsense that…
  • Definitely agree 😊
  • Yoga originally comes from my culture and let me tell you how irritating it is that the west has just popularised it as only some hippie relaxation trend when in reality there are so many asanas that even the fittest runners couldn’t do. Please do not compare it to weight lifting- with lifting you use reps, sets and rest.…
  • I just had the same issue this weekend. I ate 3000 calories one day and I couldn’t stop eating. Appetite was so ravenous it scared me because I thought I had my hormones under control 😢. And It was all sugar and chocolates! I’ve found that (maybe due to my PCOS) but eating too much sugar makes my cravings WORSE. So next…
  • Was that Jordan Syatt?
  • I’m sorry but I’m going strongly DISAGREE. I’ve got a yoga instructor friend who can balance on one hand, do hand stands and all sorts of intense body weight exercises. Yoga is very similar to callisthenics, depending on which type you do. Only yin yoga and hatha yoga are the gentle ones. Try Vinyasa, ashtanga and bikram…
  • That’s strange- I just did a Boho Beautiful vinyasa flow and when I type in vinyasa yoga flow it comes up as one of the options and that’s what I use.
  • I’m 5’ 4 and 155-160 lbs and I have abs! Body fat % is around 26-29%? I find that weight lifting and yoga has given me amazing abs lol! I do plan on losing a little weight though (probably 15-20 lbs). I have more fat on my arms and thighs 😩 and less on my stomach! I’m a little heavier right now because I just attempted a…
  • Are you tired? Do you always have cold hands and feet? Have you been dieting for a while? I was in the same situation but I’m 5’ 4” and I used to eat 1200-1500 calories a day, hovered and bounced around 2000 calories (for a few months) then slowly reverse dieted all the way up to 2600 on some days. In the end I averaged…
  • OP, I can totally empathise with you because it’s one of those things that are like a double edged sword. You love it and hate it at the same time. Personally, tracking was really good for me and really bad for me because I learned how much I needed to eat and how much protein I needed, but I admit that it got obsessive…
  • For me, the one switch that has finally helped me to feel full, satisfied and energetic is eating a large breakfast at 10-11am consisting of 40-50g of protein and 700-800 calories. I used to eat a smaller breakfast and lunch and I never felt satisfied. I would always have to resist the temptation to snack. Before, I…
  • Yeah it’s amazing what a big breakfast/lunch can do to your appetite and hunger.
  • If you don’t mind me asking- what was your experience of IE? I would love to know, especially if you were part of a group.