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5/4/13 8:20 P

I know it goes against intuition but I lose more and faster eating 1500-1800 than i do 1200. my weight just clings to me when I eat too little and logically my metabolism must be slowing down because when I eat 1500-1800 weight falls off much quicker.

I recently read an article that running for long periods of time and medium effort, for women especially, doesn't help in weight loss. I would post the article it if I remembered where I read it my friend posted the link on facebook, I think. but anyway it said that it's much more beneficial to do high intensity for a shorter time period.

anyway, hope that helps! don't get discouraged I know how hard it is to keep going but your body will eventually respond to your efforts!!!!

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5/4/13 4:19 P

Hello BWasHere,

Your average of 1 pound per week is a good rate especially since you do not have much weight to lose. When you enter your cardio in the Fitness Tracker it automatically updates your suggested Calorie range in your Nutrition Tracker. I wish this weigh management issue was an exact science but IMHO it takes tweaking to find where in your suggested range is optimal for your own personal goals.
10 lbs in the next 15 weeks sounds very doable. Be patient and try different ends of your suggested range to find what is optimal for you.
I wish you success and fun on the way!

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5/4/13 1:32 P

I've lost about 8lbs in the last 8 weeks. However, in the first 2 weeks I lost 5 of them, then I lost 3 more over the next 3 weeks, and none for these last two. I started off on a nutritionist-instructed "cleanse" where I was eating around 1200-1300 cals a day, and running about an hour. I was told this was too low and too much, so I moved my calories up to 1500 and exercise to only 45 minute runs, or 35 minute runs with 20 minutes of strength training. Is this too many calories, or not enough? I feel like I keep hearing about successful diets for people who only eat 1200 and burn ridiculous amounts, but that seems like a burn out to me. HELP!

I'm 5'1", 140lbs, looking to lose 10lbs in the next 15 weeks.

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