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Old 01-27-2019, 11:00 PM #11
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You are eating too little and your body thinks that you are living through famine. It holds on to every precious calorie you eat.

What happens to you if you start eating normally - neither too much nor too little, but what feels just right (stopping before you feel bloated, of course), and, if you just move at a pleasurable rather than punishing pace, enjoying your movement? What happens when you pay attention to the taste, aesthetics and versatility of your meals, instead of their calorie count? Likewise, what happens when you focus not on the caloric expenditure of exercise, but on the hedonic aspect of it - say, if you walk or run outside, you might see birds or changing seasons or sun rays. So what happens to your weight (and sense of overall wellbeing) when you shift focus from punishment to pleasure?
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So after much thinking about things I have decided that I am DONE with dieting.

For over the last 4 months I have been eating whatever I wanted. Last week I had my metabolism tested and I am happy to report that my BMR is up to 1750. So I think clearly reducing my calorie intake reduces my BMR. This very well could be the reason for my struggle. Almost once per year I expertly reduce my metabolism via diet. I am suppressing my own metabolism via trying to take weight off... this leads to weight gain.

No matter what, I will not significantly reduce the amount of food I eat. I will simply work on building muscle and exercise. Working does make it difficult to exercise, but i purchased some items for the home and I have decided to just got to bed later.

I am trying to keep my calories around 1500 per day. But that is my goal.. eat 1500 cals per day and exercise and that is my goal.

I will NEVER look at the scale again. The scale is a serious problem.
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