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NAKEDBACON SparkPoints: (5,593)
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3/8/13 10:28 A

Wonderful! Thanks for your help.

DIETITIANBECKY Posts: 26,702
3/8/13 7:20 A

I imagine your calorie range is 1200-1550.
If you continue to feel good, energized throughout the day---continue with your current plan.
If you begin to include planned exercise...you will want to eat at the upper end---and even up to 1600 calories daily.

Those few extra calories will also allow a little more protein rich foods, fruits, veggies.

Becky

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3/7/13 10:16 P

I'll definitely up the protein. I had a question about the calories though. My sp range is someting like 1370-1570. Is this okay, or should I change it to the 1400-1600?

VSPLASH SparkPoints: (9,397)
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3/7/13 7:19 P

Depending on your current weight you may have a greater loss in the beginning and a slower loss later on. The important thing to remember is it's not about the destination but about the journey. Enjoy the journey you are on. You will learn alot of things about yourself in the process. Things that can help you later on when you begin to experience challenges. Good luck!

JUNODANCER SparkPoints: (32,917)
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3/7/13 5:51 P

That's an amazing rate of weight loss. Got to admit that I'm a little jealous. Guess I need folks like you to motivate me. Thanks for that! emoticon

DIETITIANBECKY Posts: 26,702
3/7/13 5:32 P

I would encourage 2 things first:
1400-1600 calories every day
Getting at least 60 grams of protein daily (you are low on all days that I looked at)

Becky

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3/7/13 3:39 P

Just made my trackers public (I think) @DieticianBecky

DANISARANAC1 Posts: 261
3/7/13 3:14 P

emoticon I lost several pounds right off the bat, too, but it's slowed down and become a little tougher. Keep up the good work!

STEPH057 Posts: 252
3/7/13 2:49 P

It seems pretty "normal" to lose weight more quickly when you first start a diet program. But if you continue losing at this rate over a longer period of time, you should probably make some adjustments. Most sources suggest that it isn't healthy to lose more than about 2lbs/week on average.

DIETITIANBECKY Posts: 26,702
3/7/13 2:39 P

Probably not an issue.
As the others have said, your weight loss will probably slow.
If you make your nutrition tracker public, we can give more helpful feedback. Let me know if you need the steps to do this.
Dietitian Becky

KIARARAMIREZ SparkPoints: (2,248)
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3/7/13 1:53 P

that's great! It won't always be 5lbs a week, it will be 1 or 2 a week and that's fine, it's healthy. Try to have an exercise routine and don't forget your water

CILER11 Posts: 265
3/7/13 1:48 P

As long as you are meeting your nutritional needs I think you're fine. Sometimes you lose quicker in the beginning then taper off.



BUNNYKICKS Posts: 2,329
3/7/13 1:09 P

As long as you are eating enough for proper nutrition, you should be just fine. People often experience a short spell of high losses when they first start out. I had a 3 week stretch with -2, -3 and -5... and then it slowed right the heck down :)

Edited by: BUNNYKICKS at: 3/7/2013 (13:11)
NAKEDBACON SparkPoints: (5,593)
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3/7/13 1:05 P

So, I've been with sp for 3 weeks, and I have lost 14 pounds. I am eating at the high end of my calorie range (usually around 1500 calories), I haven't been cutting out anything, just eating less of what Iike. I am walking a little, and I've used a recumbant bike twice, but I'm not regularly excersizing (I'm trying to start though!). and I'm averaging almost 5 lbs per week. Is this a problem? I can't imagine it would be, but I thought I'd check :)

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