Calorie Counters - ZIGZAG Calorie Intake

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02-14-2010, 08:55 AM
Whose idea was this in the first place.:devil: It has caused me great turmoil.:mad: First of all I started at 1200 calories for two weeks and then went to 1500 calories for two weeks. Then I tried the zigzag thing between 1500-1800 for a week. WHAT A MESS!! I have been loosing at least an inch in my waist, belly and hips a week, but last week I only lost a quarter inch in my waist and a quarter inch under my breast. That almost set me back. I was enjoying all the inches coming off each week. Now I got it back down to 1200 calories a week to kick it back in gear. I know it was some loss but I work to hard exercising for it to be that little. :dizzy::dizzy:

I can't handle that kind of hit...can you tell??:tantrum::tantrum:

02-14-2010, 12:14 PM
It is too much thinking about calories for me... I'd get obsessive I think. Instead, I'm trying to eat 15 5o 20% fewer calories than my daily maintenance level, and tha's working o.k. I do sometimes go over or under by about 100 to 200 calories, and maybe that helps, but I'm not willing to track an extreme zig zag plan.

Honestly, the less I think about food the better off I am.

02-14-2010, 01:18 PM
I was trying to zig zag too and it was a bit confusing. Some days were scheduled to be higher calorie days but I didn't feel like eating that much, other days I went a bit over my allowance. If you were losing weight by sticking to the same numbers every day then maybe you should stay with that until you hit a plateau, then start zig zaging for a bit. It is great to have a back up plan for when a plateau hits. Some people have success by sticking to a lower number all week and having a free day on the weekend where they eat more. I wish I had better advice but I just wanted to say, try not to get too stressed over the numbers. Find something that works for you and try to stick with it until it doesn't work anymore :)