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Norah
Norah
May 12, 2020 23:25

Hey Andy! I have a (maybe though) question. I come from a history of disordered eating and have been eating very low for quite a while. I slowly want to eat more to get my hormonal functions back to normal, repair my body and ease into maintenance (I’m about 14lbs over where I’d ideally like to be). The thing is, my body doesn’t even have that much appetite anymore, and anything over 400-600ish calories a day feels just like too much. Where would you start if you were me, 5’2, 130lbs, female, working out 2-3x (small home workouts)? I know that numbers like 1200-1500 will make me shoot up really fast (I did regular reverse dieting a few years back), although they seem already low for others:(

Roberto Damian Barragan Torres
Roberto Damian Barragan Torres
May 2, 2020 04:01

Do you have any bibliographic references of this?

Guillermo Paz
Guillermo Paz
April 23, 2020 02:00

Hey Andy! You say “Reverse dieting” is a myth, but Layne Norton has a whole book dedicated to this idea. What is your opinion on this?

Melissa Wise
Melissa Wise
February 19, 2020 04:34

Love it! Can’t wait to get to this point. Losing has not been as fast as I want so anxious to get past that and into maintenance.

Norm St. Kandau
Norm St. Kandau
December 4, 2019 04:33

Hi Andy.

As a 63 year old make, my goal is a leaner, toned body for generally good health; I am not seeking to body build or compete. But you I would love to arrive at a 15% body fat build. Currently I am 5’11” and 61kg.

My primary exercise components are: 1) significant swimming – 1500-1800 yards with intervals 3x weekly. I very much enjoy this and want to keep doing this. 2) basic circuit weight training on Cybex equipment, 2-3 x weekly for 50 minutes.

My question: where does the swimming fight into my nutritional numbers? Are swim days training days with high carbs/low fats? Or are these something else.

Thanks.

Norm

Tim
Tim
November 5, 2019 05:37

I trust you so I skipped to the “how to” section. I think there’s a word missing in the first part of this sentence? “I’d suggest making ~200 kcal every couple of weeks and stop when you start getting visually and measurably less lean.”

Meghan
Meghan
October 9, 2019 03:14

Hey Andy,

I am currently am reverse dieting and have been since the end of june. Now I read what you were saying in regards to increasing the calories right away. But when I did so I did gain weight but also lost leaness almost right away with the increase in calories.

I also have been in a deficit according to many people and calculators but I continue to gain weight even while eating in this deficit

Yvette
Yvette
August 27, 2019 04:29

Hi Andy! Thank you so much for this information. Incredibly interesting and looking forward to eating at my maintenance level soon and reading more of your content. I am by no means a competitor in fitness. Just a woman in her 40s looking to finally lose the 20-25 lbs that I have always wanted to lose. Well, I’m almost at my goal weight, and I have been working with a β€œnutritional coach” who set my macros. However, whenever I inquire about maintenance calories, I never get a solid answer. I have been dieting, losing approximately 1-2 lbs since May. Heading into my 10th week of my caloric deficit/diet. Should I take a break from dieting or wait till I get to my goal weight?
Thank You!

Nayan
Nayan
August 22, 2019 14:37

Hi, Andy, love your content. I was wondering if water retention still occurs during maintenance calories. Kinda similar during a cutting phase.

Tom jones
Tom jones
August 29, 2019 04:39
Reply to  Andy Morgan

Hi there, does consuming protein 36-48 hours after weight training still stimulate mps ? Thx!!

James Alexander
James Alexander
August 7, 2019 19:57

Hi Andy! Quick nutrition question that has always confused me. If, close to the end of the day I have hit my calories but my macros are askew as such I am down on my protein. Should I over eat my calories to get in the protein remainder or better I stop at my calories and continue the next day? Also would you answer change if you goal was gaining muscle over losing fat say?

James
James
August 8, 2019 17:26
Reply to  Andy Morgan

Thanks for the reply man πŸ˜€ have downloaded the pdf. Will have a read. Love your work!!

Larry Shipe
Larry Shipe
June 21, 2019 09:57

Excellent!

I’m about a week in, 2lbs over stage weight. But I’m now worried about stopping the rev and do what you say (because even though I added 500kcals to my ending macros 1595, I still feel like crap), this is the first time I’ve ever been this lean post contest. I usually do the “rookie” binge lol.

So what should I do Andy? I’m currently at 2005 kcals, should I increase 200 more? This would at least put me at your calculated numbers for my current macros?

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