I have a blogger buddy who looks hella fine and I am so freaking proud of her. And a few times I have seen people comment on her progress pics "Eat a sandwich."
This is of course an idiom for "you are getting to skinny, eat something." and is offensive, to me.
Especially because I know she eats sandwiches. Lots of them!
And my point is that its rude to tell people to eat because they are too skinny
well that's actually not my point
It just popped into my head.
My POINT is that you need to eat to lose.
THIS is why I didn't blog today. My brain is all over the place. WELCOME to my ADHD hell :D (I legit have adhd. Fun fact)
Eating to lose- YES
Here's the thing. Your body runs on food. Duh. And you have a Base metabolic rate that your body NEEDS to function. It's different for everyone and it varies depending on your activity, but google it and find a calculator (or 7) and average out the results and go with that.
THAT is what your body needs to function.
When you eat LESS than that, your body goes into starvation mode.
Meaning when you eat, it hoards it all as fat because it doesn't trust you. It thinks you are going to keep starving it *which you probably are*
Mine is about 1850.
So when I was eating a diet of 1500 calories AND working out, my body was like " let me hoard all this food as fat for you because you are untrustworthy"
This is the part where you ladies who are eating 1200 calories and not losing should listen up.
The way you LOSE is by burning calories. You burn so that your calories in- bmr - burn is negative. get it? Say my bmr is 1850 (which it is roughly) so I eat 1850 - bmr of 1850 - 300 burned from x3, my deficit is 300! If I have a deficit of 300 every day for a week, 300*7 is 2100 which is less than a lb. make sense? 3500 calories is a lb.
Wow that got mathy
POINT IS you have to eat your BMR. OR your body freaks out.
HENCE why my 21 day fix challengers are dropping MAJOR ELL BEES.
They are FINALLY feeding their body, so it is letting go. Proper nutrition is key. Feed your body and it will let go of the fat it has been hoarding because it doesn't trust you.
Here are the stats for those curious :D