So I have had a really hard time pulling out of a holiday binge - I guess, I hate to say I know what's really going on - and my eating has been almost out of control for the last 6 weeks. My 1/2 lb/week weight loss budget was right around 1500 cal/day. I have been eating at maintenance for 131lbs most weeks and for 2.5 of them at what should cause 1lb/week gain. And yet, I have hovered between 131 and 133 lbs the whole time. I actually started at 132 lbs and am at 131 right now. I was losing slowly enough prior to this (on 1400 cal/day) that I was worried I'd hit a plateau. There have been a few days in there where I was at 2500 cal, with 1000 of them from alcohol, lol. I am completely free with primal carbs and my high days have hit as high as 250g!
I'm not sure what to make of this. I had been overweight for 25 years and eating crap, so I have no idea what my metabolism is really like. I'm starting to think though that processed food is *way* worse than alcohol or primal carbs and that BMR calculations are much too conservative when you're eating whole foods. I'm not sure how else to explain the fact that an increase of several hundred calories a day has had no impact on my weight.
CW-125, part calorie counting, part transition to primal
GW- Goals are no longer weight-related