Eat less, and move more.

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FullaBella

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Posted: 21 Jan 2013, 12:05
Thank you Nimm for another good answer. The time you take to respond informatively to my posts and questions is greatly appreciated. I'm really very interested in how this all really works, esp as I continue to figure out what my own body may be doing that doesn't follow the cliched generalities for reaching and maintaining a healthy weight. On a side note I actually laughed (good naturedly) at one of my (much lighter) buddies here last night when noting I currently use more energy/cals a day sleeping than she did exercising an hour Smile Ahh, we have to find the silver lining now and then, don't we?


I'm not losing WEIGHT. I'm converting FAT to MUSCLE to be healthier.
mikefarinha

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Posted: 21 Jan 2013, 14:56
Nimm wrote:

And the short, simple answer is that regardless of activity level, energy needs will increase along with body mass, so that an energy surplus on day 1 might not be an energy surplus on day 1000 with the same diet, even if activity level decreases.


Agreed.

I just read the question as 'What is it that compels me to eat exactly x number of calories to always go back up to the exact same weight?'

It's a good question and one I find fascinating. I don't think there is one single answer to it.

-Mike
"Eat as if your life depends on it!"
FullaBella

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Posted: 21 Jan 2013, 21:01
Thank you too Mike. The information you gave on setpoints intrigued me too - esp when I read journal after journal of members who've been w/in 10lbs of achieving their goal for years.... discouraging.


I'm not losing WEIGHT. I'm converting FAT to MUSCLE to be healthier.



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