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When you are trying to lose a couple lbs, it comes down to burning more than you consume calorically. However when your net caloric intake drops below what it takes for your body to survive your body will go into storage mode (in fear you wont have enough net calories in he future), and you will gain weight. It seems counterintuitive but it’s almost as important to have enough as it is to moderate.

I discuss this because this morning I woke up to realize I gained 1.4 lbs. I know, not a big deal but it feels big when you are going from sub 130s to in the 130s. With regard to the reincorporation of my muffins, no– I’m not ready to assign the fault to them. There are multiple possible factors:

  • PMS
  • Stress
  • Less Exercise this morning (only burned 300 cals)
  • Insufficient protein yesterday
  • Salty food consumption yesterday
  • Muscle weight gain
  • Normal daily fluctuation
  • material still in my digestive track ( i know- gross!!)

Types of calories count too. It’s not just the amount. If you’re eating all carbs, you’re not going to burn that all off (unless you’re about to run a marathon!) and it’s going to go straight to fat storage. If you mix carbs with protein & fat- it takes the body longer to break down this combo, and depending on your activity level, you may burn it off before it goes into fat storage.


Written by crimsoncoffee

July 1, 2011 at 10:33 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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