Wednesday, April 01, 2009


I don't know if this is the right decision or if I'm completely off my mental rocker ... but I'm going to do a little experiment with my calorie intake. As you recall, back in December I had my RMR tested and was told to increase my calories up to at least 1450. (My NUT actually recommended 1500-1800, but I was too chicken to try that.) I've been doing the 1300-1400 calorie thing for about 3 months now. And I've been stalled for about 3.5 months. Coincidence? Maybe ... maybe not. But the numbers are screwing with my head and I'm finally giving in. At least for a little while. For the next week or two I'm going to drop my calorie intake down to around 1000-1200. Just to see what happens. I started it yesterday and my food plan for today will put me right in the middle of that target too. I think the key for me is to find foods that are filling but low in calories. Salad is the perfect fit for that criteria. So is Icy Treats from my new kitchen gadget and hot tea or sugar free hot apple cider. It'll take some creative meal planning to get back down to 1100 calories a day but still keep my tummy happy and satisfied. So I'll either see the scale move or watch it stay stubbornly where it has been for months. I have no set time frame that I'll do this experiment but my goal is to stick with it for at least a week or maybe two. Then I'll decide if it's the right move or if I need to go back up to my RMR rate. I guess we'll see how it goes. ~Pam


  1. Pam - Good luck with your test! I will be curious to see what kind of results you get.

  2. Hope it helps, I dropped 6 pounds in about 10 days, now have been at the same for the last 5, but i have varied a bit more than I should have.

    Pam E.

  3. Pam, it might help. If your body's as quick to learn as mine, you mgiht have to change up things regularly. I have to keep changing my calories and my exercise routine to stop getting to a plateau :)


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