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    I just had my RMR tested (breath method) and my RMR worked out to 2100, factoring in light activity I'm about 2,800 calories. My job is, sadly, a desk job, but my exercise patterns are quite the opposite.

    Anyway, I find that number pretty daunting to hit. Just seeing if anyone was in a similar predicament and how they handled it. I know the obvious answer is 'eat more', but the amount of food that number requires makes me feel like I'd have to quit my job and eat full time.

    It's probably worth noting I struggled with VLC diets for an extended period of time (which is what prompted the RMR test after I noticed fat gain despite eating very clean and exercising) so my calorie association is different that others. 2,000 calories is still a lot of food for me, but I've gotten over the weird hang up of numbers.

  • #2
    Maybe by just adding more fat, and therefore flavor to the things you eat?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Bakonator View Post
      Maybe by just adding more fat, and therefore flavor to the things you eat?
      Pound of fatty steak- 1600 calories. Eat beef, be happy.

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      • #4
        It's actually very easy to hit that number


        Just dump fat on everything! Pour some EVOO on your salads, butter your steak, mix heavy cream in your milk, eat lots of eggs scrambled in bacon drippings, etc.
        Remember, you are unique just like everybody else.

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        • #5
          butter, fatty cuts of beef, coconut milk, coconut oil, cream, EVOO....BACON and it's delicious drippings.

          Where's the problem?
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          • #6
            Sounds like a delicious feat if you ask me.
            --
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            • #7
              Forget numbers. Eat until you're satisfied.
              You lousy kids! Get off my savannah!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Grumpy Caveman View Post
                Forget numbers. Eat until you're satisfied.
                Hell, eat the numbers as a side dish with some asparagus.
                --
                Here it is, your moment of zen.

                It's a no brainer: The journal of the cerebelum

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                • #9
                  My RMR is 1500, but I'm rather short and pear shaped. And there are days I don't reach 1500. Some days I'm not hungry and some days I'm really hungry. I've been working on listening to my body more though. I was on a low calorie SAD diet for years and came to the sad realization that I had taught my mind to ignore hunger signals. Sadness to that Eat until your belly is happy!

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