I lost over one hundred pounds a few years ago (slowly and healthfully) and had maintained my weight for some time. Then i put on about 20 pounds...no big deal, i lost ten quickly by being more mindful and running more. BUT...i hit a plateau and noticed something strange.
I'd been restricting calories and running more, the scale wasn't moving much. Then, one weekend, i said, "oh well", and i ate more. Not binging, not crazy, but probobly a solid 500 calories more than when i was restricting. When i weighed myself a couple of days later, i had lost 3 pounds.
What's up with that?
Should i be eating more?
Were the results i saw just a delayed reaction from all the restricting?