100 lb. Club - Calorie cycling question (yes, another one ;)

02-02-2009, 01:02 PM
Do you know exactly WHEN your metabolism picks up from calorie cycling? For example, I was losing 1-2 lbs a week doing 1400 calorie days. Then I cycled and lost 3 lbs that week and four the next (and I even lost a lb today, although it's part of a new week) and I figure next week I will cycle as well....do the effects take that long/last that long? Or was I just lucky?? :o

02-02-2009, 01:08 PM

When I calorie cycle I seem to lose about 20% pounds than I normally would. And like last week, when I did not get my calories anywhere close to being enough 5 days out of the 7 I lost NOTHING! But today is a new day! For me personally it seems to help when I do it, immediatly, and does not wear off once I do it for a few weeks

Hope that helps some

02-02-2009, 01:10 PM
Could also be a thing where 1400 was not enough for you to lose as successfully, or maybe you are getting more protien on your high days that you were lacking before.

02-02-2009, 01:20 PM
I'm VERY sedentary. I go to school but that is about all the excercise I get, walking to and from bus stops and walking around at school. I can't wait to start working actually. but anyhow, I feel too out of shape for serious excercise right now, so I"m just starting to use the wii fit again, strength training, yoga, and aerobics. Once I lose this last 8 lbs I"m going to start doing some 'real' excercise and then I will up my cals to 1500. So I think I'm getting enough cals.

Also, I get lots of protein (and fiber), I have the dialy plate 'gold' and I am pretty strict concerning my reccomended daily allowances and eating a well balanced diet.