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Started Water Aerobics, Now I'm Starving!



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A like bit of history:.

Procedure: ESG on June 19th

Ht: 5 ft 7 in

Age: 54 (female)

HW: 194

SW:191

CW: 159

BMI: 24.8

Weight loss has been steady at 2 - 2.5 pounds/week (no stalls yet) but has started to slow. Daily intake is about 700 calories, low carb with 50-60 grams Protein. Started Water aerobics last week and now I find myself 'starving". Hunger had not been an issue until now. Any advise/tips?

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Hunger does eventually come back for most of us - mine came roaring back during month 5. That may be what's going on. Or it may be your body wants more calories because it's now burning more calories..

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6 minutes ago, catwoman7 said:

Or it may be your body wants more calories because it's now burning more calories..

That's the most likely one, especially since OP is at a normal weight.

I sometimes wonder why people seem to be so surprised about our bodies wanting more food when energy expenditure goes up. It's perfectly natural and healthy for our bodies to crave higher energy intake then.

I'm a bottomless pit after longer bike rides and while I agree that it can feel a bit scary sometimes I still think it's - well - normal!

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That's what I thought but Im trying to avoid a dreaded stall!

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Avoiding a stall?

You're currently starving a normal weight body on 700 cals a day while starting an exercise program.

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Seems we have to find a Sweet Spot, where we can push exercise to max limit with the reduced calories we have to work with during weight loss phase, without setting our weight loss back. For me it’s a day by day adjustment.

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