- Sep 19, 2010
You know, that makes perfect sense! Thank you for the feedback. My body has never cared how many calories I take in (to an extent) But macros make or break me. I've gotten fatter by the day on 1,500 calories per day and dropped weight like a stone at 4,800-5,000 per day depending completely on macros. Any more than 100 -grams of carbs per day and I just get fat, no matter the calories or carb source. Eating just protein and fats I can lose weight even at over 5k per day and it levels off at around 5,800. Or I can have one high carb day (normally on Sunday) and eat maybe 300-400g of carbs and 4,000 or so every day during the week with no carbs and maintain my weight.I haven’t finished the rest of the thread yet so if this has been mentioned already I apologize. Some people have what’s called a “very adaptive metabolism”. Where their body can adapt to a new NEAT very quickly. Probably what’s going on here IMO. Definitely possible. But what is happening is your NEAT is adjusting to the new caloric change and changing your maintenance calories. Changing the fact you are actually not in a deficit when u drop calories and and not in surplus when u add calories. I’m guessing you have to force feed to gain and starve your to lose? An adaptive metabolism like that would definitely make macros more important.