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  • in reply to: What do y'all think of this guy's method? #9066
    Ashley
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    Were you on a slow gain before you started adding more? Wonder if it wouldn’t work as well if you’ve already got to the point you’re regaining on low calorie. I don’t think I could have done it either because my hunger was like an inferno as soon as I started eating more. But I was maintaining on low calorie so maybe I would have stayed at that weight, I don’t know. But I needed my energy back fast for all the work I do anyway. A lot of people don’t seem to have that appetite like I do, they have a hard time eating 2,000 calories and I’m like, what is wrong with you lol. Give it here, ill eat it for ya! ;) always was a big eater from the time I was a little girl. I ate like a boy.

    One thing that bothers me a little about aggressive refeeding is I have a farm. I’ve raised a lot of livestock and also plants. There are a lot of general rules that tend to apply to everything, and one of those is all changes should be slow. You change diet, so it slow. Something’s dehydrated, give water in a limited fashion until the animal is rehydrated, then free choice. An animal is starved, limit the food and slowly increase until the animal is up to appetite. Then it’s appetite can decide how much. Same with a salt starved animal. Seedlings that have been indoors must be deposed slowly to the sun or thy but. A dairy goat breeder I know got back a very valuable buck she had sold a few years back. He was starved. Now she’s got over 20 yrs experience with goats so she knows not to give a bunch of grain in this case but she did feed him back heavily with roughage and caused liver failure and had to put him down. She didn’t know you had to basically starve them back out of it. The liver is functioning at way too low a level to process a normal or even excessively high load that comes with a normal to above normal food consumption.

    But anyway, back to the video, his weight *loss* approach is moderate compared to most. He also talks about working up to as much calories as you can when maintaining to prevent getting in a bad place.

    • This reply was modified 11 years ago by Ashley.
    Ashley
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    Constipation was the first improvement for me as well.

    Are you tracking your calories and stuff still? Why not just add 50-100 calories per week. Your rise in metabolism will be much slower.. but you should gain less weight.

    in reply to: Overweight to Ultra athlete #8334
    Ashley
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    And I agree, the first guy looks awesome!

    in reply to: Overweight to Ultra athlete #8333
    Ashley
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    Yea just look at his face… and realize that happened in just five years! Yikes! People just look and see oooo muscles and veins! This guy must be healthy! No more burgers for me!

    Ashley
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    I found at first I had to be really aware of my liquid consumption. Even drinking whole milk with food was too much water often. That was months ago. I don’t give it much mind anymore now.

    in reply to: Excellent exercise quote #7277
    Ashley
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    Haha, eating too much can do that too though..

    in reply to: Exercise still hard? #7276
    Ashley
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    Darn, that sounds really frustrating! Have you been sleeping plenty, waking up without an alarm? This is important for me personally to feel right… Perhaps there is a nutrient you are missing, an electrolyte. How do your legs feel exactly? Tight and achy, or sore or?

    Perhaps you just need to walk half a mile, or whatever distance you can walk without a problem, do that a few days and see if you can be stable with that. Then rest a day and then try .75 miles, same thing and try working yourself up that way. Don’t forget rest days and certainly a rest week never hurt anyone. I always come back stronger after taking a whole week off from whatever I’ve been doing.

    in reply to: Exercise feels different now… #7181
    Ashley
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    I have always enjoyed activity until I friggen starved myself and then going out and running sounded pretty awful.. But now, now I feel like a machine! I have a large garden (like 50’x70′) that I work with hand tools and I’ve been mountain biking. I also ran last week for the first time in months- since I started refeeding- and it was enjoyable until I got my stomach cramps I always get (grrr). I was surprised how I didn’t miss a beat going back to running hills after so long a hiatus.

    I have much more endurance now. Like I can work all day (most days). I haven’t been that way since I don’t know when.

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