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As long as your calorie intake is less than what you're using (resting calorie loss + exercise) you can expect a loss. Sometimes it's interesting to see where, and when, you lose, though. (Since muscle weighs more than fat and things tend to start rearranging themselves when you start exercising, you may lose inches before weight.) And if your weight loss stalls, sometimes you do have to eat more to kick it into gear - tons of resources on this site to explain and advise on that!
When I started off trying to lose 30 lbs last year I was assigned the 1250-1500 lb calorie range. I was VERY hungry to about the first 10 days, but the hunger faded as I got used to it after that. As I successfully lost the weight over the next 5 months my allowable calorie range actually increased.
I'm not sure how much you're exercising, but 1500 calories sounds low based on your current weight. I don't know how your dietitian is coming up with their recommendations, but here's how we calculate your calorie range:
If you were eating a lot more than 1500 calories before now, I'd recommend slowly decreasing (over a week or two) until you're in your SP recommended range. That gives your body time to adjust to the changes you're making. You might also consider making your food tracker public on your SparkPage so that others can take a look and give you some suggestions based on what you've been eating.
I'm trying to follow a 1500 calorie diet and I think I'm eating too much................But I'm hungry!! Will the hungriness fade as I go along? I just started today!! I'm already @ 700calories and I didn't have lunch yet................Please help!!
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