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Case Study #1
You have fasted and over the one day, one week or one month of fasting, you’ve lost weight obviously. But you’ve also slowed your metabolism. It’s scary cause you think “wow, my fast’s ended but as soon as I eat a single thing my weight will plummet up again!” Yes it will. However there are a few precautions you can take to keep your metabolism up. Firstly, when on the fast, don’t be lazy. Do keep moving - no, not excessive amounts or you may pass out - but enough to make your body work relatively normal. Secondly, don’t rush straight back in to the amount of calories you were consuming before the fast. If you were eating 1,000 calories a day, then nothing then go back up to 1,000 you will put lots of weight on. Start gradually. Eat 5 calories on day 1 after your fast, then 100 the day after, then 150, then 200, then 250 etc… If it seems that you are gaining weight too quickly, keep the calories low and only rise very gradually. If it turns out you’re only eating 100 cals a day after the fast then that’s fine, your body is still adjusting to the re-intake of food. Also, try not to go straight into eating carbs and fat. Eat fruit/veg for the week after you fast. The week after, incorporate starchy veg and lean meat, the week after, incorporate slowly into your diet some grains etc… Just trial and error and work with your body.
Case Study #2
You exercised all your weight off. Say you started at 150lbs and in 5 months, you’ve eaten 1,500 cals per day, but exercised your way down to 100lbs. Surely if you stop exercising, your weight will plummet up again! Yes it will. There’s a great nifty little trick that I’ve figured out and I PROMISE you this is from experience and not found on some crappy “health” website anywhere. What you need to do is this: Keep exercising, but increase your calories aswell (wait for it!), maybe only for a week or two. This will supercharge your metabolism. Then, die down the exercise (remember your metabolism is still high from your regular exercise and high food intake), and then gradually (very very gradually) decrease your calorie intake back to whatever it was before. As this happens, your metabolism will slow, but only to the exact same rate that it was when you were working out lots. Make sense? So now you will have the same metabolism, but can eat the same and exercise less :)
Case Study #3
You have dieted your way to skinny. No fasting, no exercise, just eating little and often (or just little!). Now you’ve reached your UGW and you want to regulate your calories again. You know how the 2-4-6-8 diet works? It slowly increases your metabolism till the 800 calorie day, then jolts you back on the 200 calorie day. Of course, you can’t go backwards because your metabolism will slow with the decline in calories, so let’s apply this to your calorific intake! Say you’ve been eating 300 calories a day for a month, and you’ve lost a stone; when you’ve reached your UGW, eat a little bit more, and I mean a TINY bit. i.e. day 1 after you’ve reached your goal, eat 310 calories, day 2 eat 320, day 3 eat 330… until you reach a more standard calorific intake. Your metabolism will rise steadily with the amount of calories you are consuming and will gradually get used to the fact that it is gettig more food.
…If there are any more examples you would like me to explain, send a message in my ask it thy will shall be done :)