8.08.2014

On my soapbox


Outfit Details: H&m dress, Betsey Johnson sunglasses, Kate Spade Bag, DKNY watch, Chuck Taylor sneakers

If you guys have been following me on Instagram (@chicinsneakers) I have mentioned a few times that I have been reverse dieting for a few weeks. The concept of it, is slowly increasing your calories to maintenance levels or above after periods of strict caloric restriction to build metabolic capacity. This was something new for me, since I have never been a bikini or figure competitor, and had never restricted calories dramatically for a show the way a competitor would.

However, I read way to many women's fitness magazines (even one's geared towards competitors) that suggest 1500 cals a day is a good amount for women to eat, and I was unknowingly eating too little. I am just under 6'0" and work out 5-6 day/week, have a physical job, and I began realizing that even 1800 calories a day way likely a calorie deficit.

I've been bumping up my calories about 50 per day each week, and have not noticed any weight gain. I mention it simply because my legs and body look the same as they always have in these photos, and I'm eating almost 600-700 more calories a day. Sometimes I get frustrated with a lot of the information that is put out there for women on fitness and diet, calories are fuel, you need them to fuel your body, and I feel the need to stand on a soapbox. There is no need to shrink yourself, your body is your own, just love it.

The outfit itself was easy, I love any time I can wear sneakers with a dress or something more feminine. It gives it a laid back, casual vibe that could be worn almost anywhere. 

Hope you guys have had a good week, I'll be back in California for about two and half weeks, and I'll be apartment hunting while I'm out there! Have a great weekend.




1 comment:

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