I know, you may be saying, “Angie, eating too few calories is NOT my issue.”
Believe me, I know – I thought the exact same thing, but hang with me for a second.
We already spent a fair amount of time on what happens as you age and you try to compensate for poor nutritional absorption by depressing your caloric intake.
I experienced this first hand not so long ago.
I was stuck on a weight and performance plateau.
I not only couldn’t release weight, I was actually gaining weight, even though I was only eating about 1400 calories per day and was burning 400-600 calories per day through exercise.
After consulting with my own wellness coach, she told me I needed to eat more calories.
I freaked out! Eat more? I’m already gaining weight!
But she asked me to trust her.
So I did.
I raised my daily caloric intake to ~2200 and kept exercising and made sure I was drinking enough water and bada-bing, I started releasing weight at about ½ lb per week AND my body fat percentage dropped from 24% to 20% in just over a month!
Your body KNOWS!! If you are exercising like a fiend and you still can’t drop weight – just TRY upping your calories by 25% and see what happens!
I know it sounds completely backwards from everything conventional diet wisdom has taught you, but insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a different result.
Maybe it’s time to try something a little out of the box.