Just wondering, based on your experiences, past and present - how important are each of these things to see the scale move consistently downward?
- So everyone knows that eating fewer calories and creating a deficit causes weight loss. But does it matter the type of calories? Do you see a smaller weight loss/no weight loss if your 1400cals for the day lets say were more laden with fat or carbohydrates? Do you personally experience a difference based on the type of calories you eat, even if the same number of them overall? Or is a calorie a calorie as far as weight loss is concerned?
- Getting 7 hours or more sleep per night. Does sleeping fewer hours or not getting enough sleep stall the scale, even if you have been brilliant with your diet? Or does that not matter as long as overall calorie intake is right?
- drinking 64 ounces of water. Does falling short of that show up as no loss on the scale? So if you ate totally right for a whole week but didnt drink enough, would you lose less?
- does it matter WHEN you eat your calories? Like does late night eating really matter? If you had 130 calories through-out your day, does it make a difference whether they were mostly eaten in the morning ,or mostly eaten in the evening? What have been your experiences?
- drinking coffee - does it impact weight loss and slow it somehow?
- eating frequent meals. For the same number of calories does it show up as more weight loss on the scale if you made them into 6 meals vs 3 meals? Or is a calorie a calorie?
- anything else in your opinions that truly has an impact on whether the scale will move or stall?