100 lb. Club - Giving calorie shifting a try...

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01-16-2009, 02:16 AM
My weight loss is starting to slow down and I'm getting BORED with my same old meal plan every single day. It's time to shake things up a wee bit. I've always been interested in calorie shifting so I think it's time!

Now... never having done this before... help!

If I understand correctly I take my regular daily intake (1800) and times that by seven for the days of the week. So 12600 calories in a week... then have high/low and medium days in your week.

So I was thinking...

Day 1: 1900
Day 2: 1500
Day 3: 2100
Day 4: 1600
Day 5: 2000
Day 6: 1500
Day 7: 2000

Does that sound about right?

01-16-2009, 03:06 AM
Looks good to me but I've only read a little bit about calorie shifting. I sort of do natural calorie shifting because somedays I'm just not so hungry so I eat less and somedays I eat more.

01-16-2009, 08:57 AM
Yep. You've got the right idea. When calorie shifting, I also plan my high days around special events. I think you're going to see some really great losses in the near future.

01-16-2009, 11:19 AM
I may have to try this sometime. I think that could be good.

01-16-2009, 11:31 AM
I sort of do this unintentionally. I try to have a daily average of 1750 over a week's time, and the last two weeks it seems to work out this way.

01-16-2009, 02:40 PM
Hey...Im interested in seeing if this works for you. Be sure to let us know how this goes.....and Good luck!

01-16-2009, 03:40 PM
that looks perfect. I aline my highest day with Saturday which is the day we soemtimes go out to eat or to friends house. it sure releaves alot of stress.

01-17-2009, 01:14 AM
I'll let you ladies know how it's going (obviously.)

Today was my 1900 day and tomorrow it's 1500. I think my lower cal days will automatically mean less carbs judging from my menu for tomorrow.

01-17-2009, 09:54 AM
Looks like a more natural way of eating. I'll also be watching to see your progress. I like the idea. May be something I will try in the future.