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Old Mon, Jun-13-16, 07:19
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A'72 Lifer Hard Core
Posts: 13,750
Plan: A'72 Induction Lifer + IF
Stats: 265/114/130 Female 5'4"
BF:Not so much now!
Progress: 112%
Location: South Central New Mexico

Hiya Bintang!

Huge Congrats on your success! WTG!

Wow your before and after pictures are amazing! You look so much younger in your after pictures!

Wishing you continued success on your journey!

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Old Mon, Jun-13-16, 07:53
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cotonpal cotonpal is offline
Posts: 3,492
Plan: very low carb real food
Stats: 245/128/135 Female 62
Progress: 106%
Location: Vermont

Bintang - I have had the same experience as you. As my weight loss continued my caloric intake went up. I started out somewhere around 1650 calories/day (this is an approximate since I don't keep the careful records that you keep) and I now eat around 1850 calories/day. Right now I seem to be maintaining but I have lost weight eating at this level. My caloric intake has gone up 12%. I have lost 47% of my starting weight (wow! never did that calculation before). I have tried using a few keto calculators and they all suggest I need to eat fewer calories just to maintain. I'm ignoring them since counting calories is not what it's about.

You look great!

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Old Mon, Jun-13-16, 08:29
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Posts: 252
Plan: MyOwn:CHO<90g/d
Stats: 207/149/150 Male 169 cm
Progress: 102%
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia

Originally Posted by Just Jo
Hiya Bintang!

Wishing you continued success on your journey!

Thanks Jo. Sometimes I think I feel younger too maybe its not my imagination.

Originally Posted by cotonpal
Bintang - I have had the same experience as you. As my weight loss continued my caloric intake went up. You look great!
Jean, thanks for letting me know.
I have suspected that this must be normal and quite common and that the important thing is to feed the body preferentially with a higher fat intake (rather than protein and of course not carbs) as the caloric demand goes up. I also think it is something that novice low carbers need to be aware of early on.
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Old Mon, Oct-24-16, 23:03
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Posts: 12
Plan: Atkins
Stats: 235/235/155 Female 68 inches
Progress: 0%
Location: Heartland, USA

Well done! You look 20 years younger!
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Old Tue, Oct-25-16, 10:12
MickiSue MickiSue is offline
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Posts: 8,006
Plan: Atkins
Stats: 189/148.6/145 Female 5' 5"
Progress: 92%
Location: Twin Cities, MN

It makes sense. As we lose on a LCHF eating plan, the amount of body fat available as energy continues to drop, and it makes sense that our hunger will, at some point, rise.

Initially, we have all that extra fat to "spend", and once it's unlocked by lowering insulin levels, we don't need as much intake to feed the rest of the body. But when body fat drops, to maintain means to eat more.
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