I stumbled across an old journal I used to write my food intake in. These were from times when I was restricting a lot. I would still eat out but plan in those calories… Well, I thought I had.
I was reading back through and noticed one restaurant item I had every time I went out that is supposed to be a two serving size and I mistakenly thought it was for one. Basically, I was eating 500-700 extra calories each time but it didn’t show on the scales.
I’ve always believed that spiking your metabolism by “cheating” a diet was just so people could eat anything the wanted and have an excuse, but today has well and truly proved me wrong.