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would decreasing backfire?

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    Before I upped my calories I was eating 1900 calories a day, now its been 3 weeks that ive been eating 4000. If I were to bring it back to 1900 would my metabolism be even slower than what it was? Or would it be back to what it was before.. this is merely out of curiosity because I hear that when people decrease again their metabolism is even slower.


    @arianalauria – More infomration would be helpful. How long were you eating 1900 calories? Why? What impact has eating 4000 calories had on you? Why are you considering going back to 1900?

    If you’re doing any sort of ‘diet recovery,’ a calorie surplus is necessary for the body to repair and restore. Unless you’re rather small, 1900 calories is likely sub-maintenance, and would probably not serve you well. Here’s a decent calorie estimator based on several factors you can input and adjust. If 4000 calories feels like too much (if you have to force yourself to get that many calories down, for example), then you maybe adjusting to a mid-way point between 1900 and 4000 would work.

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