𝐌𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐝𝐨𝐞𝐬𝐧’𝐭 𝐚𝐥𝐰𝐚𝐲𝐬 𝐦𝐞𝐚𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐠𝐨 𝐮𝐩….
I shared last week about the power of eating more, and I’ll be completely honest, when you’ve spent 20+ years of your life trying to lose more weight, it can be a big mental hurdle to learn to eat more.
And full transparency, 𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘤𝘢𝘭𝘦 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘣𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘺 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘴𝘱𝘪𝘬𝘦 𝘢 𝘣𝘪𝘵, but I wanted to share a real life example of how consistency, patience and not making changes too soon is key AND that you can eat more without instantly gaining 5lbs.
I’m currently working on finding a balance between maintaining and eating a bit more.
I’ve been slowlyyyyy inching up my macros and finally decided to dive all a couple weeks ago.
I bumped my weekly average calories up by 100 and promised myself I’d trust the process and everything I know about nutrition.
The first thing that happened…. the scale spiked way up.
I panicked but again, reassured myself that I was going to trust the process.
I also made myself a promise that if I was consistent with my higher numbers for two weeks, and the scale was still climbing, I could scale things back down BUT the only way to know for sure if that would be the case, would be to see it through for at least the full two weeks.
So here we are 2 weeks later and the scale is back down. Not what I’m aiming for, so now I’ll likely be adding more food in.
𝘐 𝘸𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘤𝘢𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘐 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘬 𝘪𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘢 𝘨𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵 𝘦𝘹𝘢𝘮𝘱𝘭𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘩𝘰𝘸 𝘵𝘳𝘶𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘤𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘺𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘱𝘢𝘺 𝘰𝘧𝘧.
Oftentimes we automatically think we need to eat more to weigh less and that isn’t always the case.
𝘓𝘰𝘰𝘬 𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘥𝘢𝘵𝘢.
𝘛𝘳𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘤𝘦𝘴𝘴.
P.S. I thought these pictures were another great example of this. The picture on the left I was inconsistently eating 1400 calories Monday through Thursday, the picture on the right is with way more food, maintaining a much lower weight. Do you struggle with weekend nutrition too?!