Audio Blog 011: How Eating More Helped Me LOSE Weight!


In this audio blog, I share with you the results of my experiment to increase my calories and reset my metabolism.

In case you don’t know about my experiment, after doing a metabolic reset from April until the end of July, I decided to take a deficit on my calories to lose fat.

For the month of August, I reduced my caloric intake by 15-20% of my total energy expenditure, which was based on data collected from my Body Media Armband*.

Once you hear what happened, I think you’ll be really blown away… I know I was!

I hope my experiment can help you realize starving yourself to lose weight is not the answer.

To find out more, please download and listen.

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASo, here are my numbers for the month of August:

Monthly calories burned according to Body Media Band 76,089

Monthly calories eaten 62,533

Total deficit in calories not eaten 13,556.

If you divide my total deficit by 3,500 (number of calories in a pound), it comes out to 3.8 pounds.

My deficit percentage for the month was 17.8%

Average daily calories burned for the month 2717.46 (per day)

Average daily calories eaten for the month 2233.6 (per day)

Average daily deficit of 484.14 calories (per day)


…. you will need to listen to the audio blog to find out 🙂


The following are examples of how many calories I burned and how many calories I ate each week.

Calories burned each day (results calculated by my Body Media Band):

8/15: 2502

8/16: 3040

8/17: 2677

8/18: 2703

8/19: 2675

8/20: 2716

8/21: 2754

Calories eaten each day:

8/15: 1911

8/16: 2305

8/17: 2498

8/19: 2615

8/20: 1987

8/21: 2292


The following is an example of my workouts for one week:

Thursday: 10-minute run with 20-minute yoga flow

Friday: 15-minute run warm up; 60-minutes weight lifting

Saturday: 45-minute run

Sunday: 30-minute walk

Monday: 10-minute run; 60-minute weight lifting

Tuesday: 35-minute interval training

Wednesday: 10-minute run ; 60-minute weight training


After losing 170 pounds by changing her mindset, developing healthier eating habits, and making exercise part of her lifestyle, Heather decided she wanted to help others who struggled along their weight loss journey. Along with her hubby, Joel, they founded and the extremely popular Half Size Me Show podcast.