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Have You Ever Noticed How Sometimes You Have to Eat MORE to Lose More?



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Am I crazy or has this happened to you to? Well, not that those things are mutually exclusive. LOL! 😀

I remember the first time I did Weight Watchers (WW) 20 years ago and I wasn't losing and it was because I wasn't using all my daily allowance of points. So the counselor told me to eat MORE, which I thought was crazy, but she was right and when I ate ALL of my daily points, I actually lost more weight.

Here I am now post-WLS sleeve VSG and starting over again after gaining weight during COVID and giving WW another try and I'll be darned if it's not still true. I wasn't using my Weekly Points and I was stalled, but as soon as I started eating MORE, I started losing again.

Why is that? I still don't understand it. I certainly wasn't starving myself at around 1,000 calories per day. Does anybody know why it works this way? Has this happened to you too?

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2 hours ago, GradyCat said:

as I started eating MORE, I started losing again.

I'm pretty sure you've seen me and others try to gently nudge people out of the "I eat 1 lentil a day" disordered eating-mindset. For mental, physical, and social reasons.

Literally just read a reply somewhere else that someone at BMI 26 is scared to eat more than 700 calories a day. It's mind-bogglingly sad.

Thanks for this input. It's what I've been saying all along.

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Yes, it's happened to me (both before and after my sleeve). I don't pretend to really understand the science, but many people have experienced this.

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Yup! Sometimes eating more, for some magical reason, definitely triggered weight loss for me.

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Yes. I have had a stressful couple days and dreaded getting on the scale cause I thought I would’ve gained and I actually lost. Weird.

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Yes. Absolutely. My nutritionist has actually broken stalls for me by telling me to go a day without tracking my food and just eating to satisfied. She also is trying to get my consumption up because at some point my "set point" will reset, and she wants it to be a normal-ish amount of food, not 700 calories a day or something. I'm currently at 1600-1700 a day and it's almost time to bump up.

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