THANK YOU!! I fucking irks me to no end when I see someone spewing off nostalgic vitriol about how the Edwardian era and the 1950s was some sort of heaven on earth for those of the penis-posessing variety. IT WAS NOT. In fact it was far from it. Want to talk about gender roles? How about the MALE gender roles. Men were regulated to cannon fodder who were obligated to lay down their lives in the trenches of France and Belgium during WW1 because their respective European emperors told them to because of a bitchfest that was simmering with the other European emperors. Ditto for the Vietnam war 50 years later. And a few years earlier they were obligated to freeze to death in the Atlantic ocean as the Titanic sank under them because the life of a man was apparently less valuble than that of a woman or child.
I should mention…I used the numbers from the iifym calculator and according to others in a fb iifym group I am on, they have the same calculations as you do, and I should currently be at around 1992 calories. However, I started at 1403, went up a little when I maybe hit a plateau to 1509, and am now back down to 1375 calories. I wasn’t educated about how to calculate my macros when I first began and just used that calculator on the iifym website. However, when I learned what I really should be at, it was too late, as I am in a weight loss challenge at work for 2 months and didn’t want to risk gaining any weight. So, another question for you…this contest ends tomorrow. I am planning on going up to what my calories should be, however, I am scared to go from 1375 to 1992 right away because I don’t want to gain weight. I know a little weight gain will happen because of adding more carbs/water weight, but I’m not quite sure how much to expect? Should I up my calories all at once, or maybe half at a time?