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25 Jul 2016

Lack of Stability

A few more weeks have passed since I reached my target weight. After my spring holiday when I rapidly gained some weight then lost it again, I've been trying to stick to me target weight.

If I stick strictly to my diet then I continue to lose weight, and my 7-day average falls below where I want it to be. The effect is slow but measurable. If I relax my diet even a little, then my 7-day average quickly starts to rise. Even eating one extra orange per day at lunch, and three pieces of cheese instead of two is enough to shift my weekly average up by 100 g per day over several days.

This means I have to stick more strictly to my diet than I have been doing over the past fortnight and that my body clearly has not reset to my new set point, as even only tiny number of excess calories very quickly turn into body weight.

When you calculate my total daily energy expenditure (TDEE), I'm only looking at around 2000 kcal per day (maximum) and that's not a lot of food. So I'll have to continue to be careful for a few more months at least...