View Single Post
Old 03-25-2014, 08:55 PM   #7
I think I'm losing it!
AwShucks's Avatar
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Here
Posts: 539

S/C/G: Highest 350 308/220/160

Height: 5'5"


Thanks for all the replies, y'all. I'll research the references you site and see what I find. I read today about "eating more to lose weight" -- something like IIFYM (If it fits your macros). I don't know a lot about body building, but this seems to be where this mode of thinking comes from. I tried an online calculator which put my Base Metabolic Rate at about 1650, and suggested I eat 2000 calories/day to lose (albeit slowly). It said I would think that 2000 was too much, but to try it.

RadioJane, you might be right - I'm probably eating too little, especially since I'm exercising. I've always found that my mind will tell me to cut back if in doubt -- and when in ketosis, there's very little hunger signal. In the past, I've been amazed to find that I lose better when I eat more, but I tend to forget those periods... selective memory, and a LIFETIME of hearing, "You just eat too much. Cut back." sigh...

When truly eating low carb, I tend to not worry much about calories, but perhaps I should. There are so many variables, and I stress about losing a day or a week to the "wrong" methods, when I could be following a proven plan (like there IS any proven plan). Just my mind games....

Again, thanks for your input. It's great to see low carb is working for so many of you. I do believe in it, and know I feel better in this mode.

Losing again since January 2012

"Tomorrow is a new day; You shall begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense." Ralph Waldo Emerson
(3.10.14) I resolve to lose the last 60lbs to make it all the way to goal! One blossom = 5lbs
AwShucks is offline   Reply With Quote