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Talarone 09-27-2012 08:05 AM

Few questions...
 
So, I'm used to the 20 hour fast, 4 hour eating window style of eating with low carbing it up, 1900 - 2000 calories per day, 5'9 and 154 pounds at 18 years old...

So this pretty much makes it where i can eat 2000, eat up to 500, then eat 2000 again, while keeping a deficit of about 1500 calories per other day, resulting in loss?

So, thats how it works? Also, since im lowering overall calories, and i have a cheat day once a month, should i make more DD's or should i just eat normally until my cheat day? What if i eat 0 calories on my DD? Eat stop eat says that your BMR only decreases by a max of 200 calories, and thats even in extreme 500 calorie a day deficits....

Thanks!

Dakini 09-27-2012 08:43 AM

See: UpDayDownDay Diet™ Plan ? How to Succeed

Plugging in your numbers, assuming light exercise, your UD calories would be up to 2181, your DD calories 436.

With that many calories allowed on a UD, you shouldn't have to have a "cheat" day, just have it as one of your UD's. If you go over, just go back on plan the next day. No need to restrict other things, just shot for healthy eating on UD's.

LoCarbGal 09-27-2012 08:50 AM

:welcome: Talarone! Great to have you with us!

I'm pretty new, so I won't try to give you advice. I do believe in the large "spread" between DD and UD calories as being the secret to success. But my understanding is that, yes, it's the overall calorie deficit that causes, or contributes to the weight loss. Seems like there's a lot more going on in our bodies than just that though....good stuff.

ravenrose 09-27-2012 01:50 PM

wow, I just gotta say, how we all differ!!! I am just over 6' tall and weigh twice what Talarone does, yet I gain like MAD eating 2000 calories a day, even for one day, keeping the carbs under 20 all the time. *sigh*

just consider yourself lucky. You won't keep this fantastic metabolism your whole life and it would be so great if you had the weight issue under control when it gets worse. *hug*

Carly 09-27-2012 02:13 PM

:welcome:
There is tons of great info in the JUDDD threads and Dr. Johnson's calculator will give you your exact UD/DD calorie limits. There should be no need for a cheat day on JUDDD since no food/s are off limits even on your DD. You could eat all 500 calories in the form of chocolate if you wish. I wouldn't recommend this as it would not be nutritious, but JUDDD only cares about your calories. Honor those and you are bound to lose. If you are close to goal it may be slower than those of us who started with more to lose, but many come to JUDDD just before maintance and lose past goal. I think it is the best WOE! I've lost 50 pounds in less than 7 mos. First ten were on LC and I felt deprived constantly. The last 40 pounds were on JUDDD and I only had to *diet* half the time!

Talarone 09-27-2012 03:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Carly (Post 15975339)
:welcome:
There is tons of great info in the JUDDD threads and Dr. Johnson's calculator will give you your exact UD/DD calorie limits. There should be no need for a cheat day on JUDDD since no food/s are off limits even on your DD. You could eat all 500 calories in the form of chocolate if you wish. I wouldn't recommend this as it would not be nutritious, but JUDDD only cares about your calories. Honor those and you are bound to lose. If you are close to goal it may be slower than those of us who started with more to lose, but many come to JUDDD just before maintance and lose past goal. I think it is the best WOE! I've lost 50 pounds in less than 7 mos. First ten were on LC and I felt deprived constantly. The last 40 pounds were on JUDDD and I only had to *diet* half the time!

Haha thanks! I think this works better because you're still at a caloric deficit, but you don't HAVE to obstain from food, though you can....way easier to manage, also nice to know i won't yo-yo from this.

gotsomeold 09-28-2012 08:25 AM

Oh, there is a whole lot more going on with JUDDD than eating at a calorie deficit. Check out some of the stickies at the top of the page and the non-scale victories thread. Those of us who are - shall we say - youth challenged, are seeing health and appearance improvements that are beyond remarkable.

As far as 0 cal DDs go, it will depend on how your metabolism works. Some of us stall if we go very, very low or no cal on DD. Some of us lose faster that way. I encourage you to experiment but keep the DD/UD rotation going. A lot of the magic is in the rotation.

Talarone 09-28-2012 08:49 AM

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Originally Posted by gotsomeold (Post 15976920)
Oh, there is a whole lot more going on with JUDDD than eating at a calorie deficit. Check out some of the stickies at the top of the page and the non-scale victories thread. Those of us who are - shall we say - youth challenged, are seeing health and appearance improvements that are beyond remarkable.

As far as 0 cal DDs go, it will depend on how your metabolism works. Some of us stall if we go very, very low or no cal on DD. Some of us lose faster that way. I encourage you to experiment but keep the DD/UD rotation going. A lot of the magic is in the rotation.

Alright! Thank you! Hopefully this will work while trying to gain muscle when i get to that point..just up my DD cals by 100 or UD by 100-200 xD


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