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DIETITIANBECKY
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1/29/13 12:57 P

What is your currently calorie intake on most days.
What amount of weight were you losing weekly?
Have you lost any weight during the past 3 weeks?

Are you able to do any strengh work on your upper body and with your other leg? Stretchy bands work well for this.

Dietitian Becky



YENSEN
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1/29/13 12:52 P

I broke my ankle 3 weeks ago and I am not allowed to bear weight on it for at least 3-4 more when I go back to the surgeon. I am in bed, with my leg elevated and in a wheel chair since I am
scared of falling and I can not operate crutches very well.
How do I adjust my calories for this? I am 5"8 and about 220 pounds female



KENWANNE2013
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1/18/13 7:10 P

Thank you Becky.



DIETITIANBECKY
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1/14/13 8:19 P

Your situation will require a more complete nutrition assessment than this site, our members, or our experts can do via the internet. I encourage you to get a referral from your doctor to work with a Registered Dietitian in your area---then use the plan from the dietitian here at sparkpeople.

It will depend on how much activity you are permitted and plan to do. How much exercising you plan and are able to do in your wheelchair. Working with a physical therapist would also be beneficial.

SP Dietitian Becky



KENWANNE2013
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1/14/13 5:36 P

Hi

I would appreciate advice on the following:

I use an electric wheelchair (99.9%) of the time, so wondered if the daily calorie/weightwatcher allowance is too high for me? I read somewhere that most people walk on average 1 - 2 miles just moving around their home, walking to their car etc, which I don't do.

How do I calculate how much I should (if I should) reduce my calorie/points intake to reflect my lack of mobility?



 
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