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MISHNRICH Posts: 9
10/28/11 7:55 A

Thank you so much Becky for your reply :)

DIETITIANBECKY Posts: 26,687
10/27/11 4:31 P

Michele--
I plugged in your information with a calories burned weekly through exercise of 870. I received a calorie range of 1590-1940.

I think this range may be a little too high, especially since your exercise is probably not up to 870 calories burned weekly.

I would suggest that you begin with about 1400-1700 calories eaten daily. Do aim to continue to increase your activity to try and eventurally build to at least 4 times a week, for 30 minutes each time.

Then it is time to monitor yourself and your weight loss when you do eat about 1400-1700 calories daily. Are you losing weight? How much weekly? How are you feeling? Do you ever feel dizzy, light-headed, weak, fatigued, excessively hungry. This will all help you determine the calorie range that is correct for you.
Dietitian Becky

JENMC14 Posts: 2,707
10/27/11 11:38 A

To the OP - like Becky said, SP should give you a range. So long as you eat within that range, you shoull lose weight. I'm glad you reset things and got a more appropriate figure. If you still want/need to up your calories, Greek yogurt is a great way to do it. I get the non-fat varieties, and it has a lot of protein. It's also creamier than regular yogurt. Add in more fresh veggies as snacks, too.

To Michele - If you're having troubles, you may want to start your own post. But, to get your SP calorie range, you need to set up all your trackers. Set up your goals: how much weight you want to lose a week, what your weight loss goal is, etc. Then, in your fitness tracker, put in the number of calories you burn, on average, a week through exercise. This info will help SP generate nutritional ranges for you.

MISHNRICH Posts: 9
10/27/11 8:11 A

Becky - I hope you can help me! I am 49 years old. I am 5'6" and weigh 255 and would like to get down to about 165-175. I have a sedentary job but try to exercise 1-2x per week on a stationary bicycle for 20-30. Please tell me how many calories and should be consuming daily to lose 1-2 pounds per week. Thank you so much for your hellp. Michele

DIETITIANBECKY Posts: 26,687
10/26/11 8:49 P

I am still confused by your posts in this thread regarding your SP calorie range.

So let's clarify. What is your SP calorie range?? It should be 2 numbers, like: 1200-1550 calories.

Sometime the calorie range will be too high for one's weight loss needs. It usually happens because of one of these reasons:
1. The member entered their personal information (age, height, weight, calories burned, etc) incorrectly.
OR
2. When someone has a larger amount to lose, for example over 100 pounds....our SP formulas sometime over-estimated your calorie needs.

If you share your gender, age, height, weight and calories burned...I can investigate this further for you.

SP Registered Dietitian Becky

BALTHIER_32 Posts: 8
10/26/11 6:38 P

I'll defiantly look into that. When I went to get the blood test results yesterday for my annual exam, cholesterol, etc, he gave me a list of food choices to eat that included some foods rich in fiber. I already went to the store today, so I'll add some more to my list for my visit next week.

I love those lectures. It just seems as I've gotten older, although I am only 25, but nevertheless I just can't eat as much as I use to. Whether it be that of healthy food choices or otherwise. Thankfully it's no where near 2700 calories as I don't think I would have been able to fulfill that request.

DIANITAH SparkPoints: (47,259)
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Posts: 2,330
10/26/11 6:25 P

Glad you got it sorted out. Still, be sure you are eating at least the lower range of your calories. I have had days that I have been slightly under...then I get my little "lecture" on my daily report.

We have to eat to lose!

Maybe up to some more calorie rich foods. For example, look at Kashi brand cereals or add in some higher fiber/calorie other kind of cereal. Maybe some almonds? There are healthy ways to add calories.

BALTHIER_32 Posts: 8
10/26/11 6:17 P

Thank you, I don't know why I didn't think of that. haha

My official caloric intake is 1750, perhaps I entered in a wrong number or something. Either way at least I didn't try to eat 2600 calories and sabotage myself. emoticon

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EVIEBELL SparkPoints: (7,864)
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Posts: 592
10/26/11 6:04 P

2700 calories sounds like a lot to me too. I would double check to make sure that the numbers you entered (current weight, goal weight, activity level, etc) are accurate.

BALTHIER_32 Posts: 8
10/26/11 5:55 P

I have been gone for a while, I sadly gave up on my diet, which I am now referring to as a lifestyle change. I am now trying to make this time around more successful than prior attempts.

Nevertheless my recommended caloric intake to lose weight is 2700 calories, I am finding it hard to eat 2700 calories. I personally find it absolutely astounding as I am overweight and if it's anything I know how to do it's to eat. However including dinner and the snack left tonight I have only consumed about 1,400 calories for today.

How do I eat all these calories? For breakfast, as I need to bring my cholesterol down, I consumed a bowl of Cheerios with skim milk and an apple. For a snack I had a handful of almonds and a nectarine. For lunch I had a grilled chicken salad. Mid-afternoon snack consisted of a cup of low fat vanilla yogurt and some sweet peppers (weird I know, but they are my replacement for potato chips.) For dinner I will be having baked Mahi Mahi, steamed broccoli and a salad. Snack later will be cottage cheese and an orange.

I had my afternoon snack around 2:30 and feel full as it is and at this point the thought of eating anymore seems like a daunting task. How can I fit in 2,700 calories without my stomach exploding?

Thank you and I apologize for this being long.
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