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Do you low or high restrict?

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#101 HippieBear


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Posted 24 June 2021 - 07:16 PM

I've tried to low restrict so much and I just can't and function in any manner. 1000-1200 is my sweet spot.

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#102 Bloatedthinfailure


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Posted 24 June 2021 - 08:25 PM

I high restrict around 1500 so I dont binge. But I also exercise and I lose at a steady pace.

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Posted 24 June 2021 - 08:56 PM

Well my disordered bony ass has a hard time being consistent. I cycle between them.

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Posted 24 June 2021 - 09:18 PM

I'm high restricting around 700-800 but I feel like its wayyyy too much food. I hate feeling so heavy and even taking my time to eat it makes me feel nauseous. I'll probably lower it to 500-600 or something similar.
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#105 Modelcoke



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Posted 25 June 2021 - 01:11 AM

High restriction! Between 800–1200 cals

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Posted 25 June 2021 - 01:17 AM

I've tried both many times in my life

High all the way

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#107 Sloane-Shanahan


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Posted 25 June 2021 - 01:22 AM

Low restriction is just not sustainable long-term, and imo if someone is trying to lose a lot of weight and does low-restriction for many months to get to their goal weight much faster, I think their metabolism is probably going to be lower than it would if they'd done high restriction the entire time.  I can get to my borderline underweight goal weight with both kinds of restriction, but I think if I take a bit longer to get there by eating more I will have less bad effects once I'm at my GW.


People overblow it's dangerousness in the short-term, though.  Low restricting for a few days every once in a while is fine and probably would have few or no bad effects, and doing it even for a few weeks and then going back to high restriction can work for people.  Intermittent low restriction is basically what the 5:2 diet is doing, and it is known to be shockingly effective.  Having two or three low restriction days per week and then going back up to a high deficit or even maintenance has helped people lose tons of weight fast.  I got to my most recent lowest weight when I was doing the 5:2 diet.

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Posted 25 June 2021 - 01:28 AM

Trying low (~500) at the moment, don't feel like I have a choice since I don't exercise...

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Posted 25 June 2021 - 02:30 AM

Both I guess, I eat from 500-1100 cals a day

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Posted 25 June 2021 - 04:28 AM

i think a healthy middle ground is the best in my experience. i lost a lot of weight quickly on low restriction but i was more prone to binges and would just eat it back. weight loss on high restriction works best for me but i dont like how slow it is, so i basically work off as much as i can, i.e. eat 1000 one day and burn 500-1000 cal. that way you're less prone to binges, and dont feel starving or like absolute shit all the time





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