i have given it a lot of thought i think i will start zigzagging my 750cal/day diet.
a) less likely for my body to settle down to a static drone (iow, plateau)
b) will be more likely to avoid starvation mode
c) will allow not just for days i'm extra hungry but also for days i just don't really feel like eating
d) will make it WAY easier to adjust calories upward as i transition off it
e) will be less of a system shock than going from, ie, 750 to 1200 cal/day. it'll also be easier to manage mentally - just spend a couple weeks ramping up the amounts little by little rather than sitting down Day One staring at a meal twice what i've become accustomed to eating.
so here's the current plan:
starting this friday, the week will run from friday to thursday (which is when i weigh in at the dr's office)
instead of it being "mon - x calories, tues - y calories" etc, i'm doing it this way:
each week, i'm allowed:
one 640cal day
one 670cal day
one 740cal day
two 750cal days
one 820cal day
and one 900cal day.
when it's time to transition up to 1200, it'll be just a matter of upping the numbers over a period of a cpl wks. f.ex, either dropping lowest cal meals and adding a highest one or else upping all of them by 'x' rather than facing a massive step up from 750 to 1200 in one get-go.
sound like a plan?