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4 11/29/12 8:40 A
my dr. put e on 1500 calories a day i have been pretty good about that. but i would like to know whats the diffrence between calories and fat calories and can i eat anything i want as long as it doesnt go over 1500 calories thanks for answers i have went from 7 cases of pepsi to 7 cases of diet pepsi i mske a lot of iced tea now and use the little pink packets i have cut my sugar from puttting it on everything to now the only sugar i consome is whats naturally in what i eat
If you cut down slowly you could be more likely to stick with the new eating plan. Going from 3500 to, say, 1500 in one go would be a big change, and you might get hungry and discouraged
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4,592 11/28/12 9:16 P
Please get a referral to a dietitian from your doctor, it would help you very much. Your calories are a personal thing, and the dietitian can help you figure out a daily menu using foods that YOU enjoy, and still feel good and not starve yourself. Lifetime. It's worth it to have a professional that actually sees you and talks with you.
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809 11/28/12 8:59 P
I cut out around 400 to 500 calories a day and stay in the 1300 to 1400 range right now. I think it would be a shock to cut back drastically and maybe would set you up for a binge.
Good luck... I've done well with Spark and reached my goal in less than 8 weeks.
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9 11/28/12 7:59 P
I used to eat close to 4500 calories a day but when I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes last August I went cold turkey and ate 400-800 calories for a few weeks till I found sparkpeople. I am trying to stay within my calorie range now 1200-1550.
I think it's better to slowly cut your calories down until you're in your recommended ranges. That's less of a shock to your body and is easier to adjust vs. cutting down drastically and being hungry all the time for a while.
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2,171 11/28/12 11:47 A
I went from 3000+ a day to 1200 and suffered through it :) But I think I have more willpower than a lot of people, just based on posts I read here. I never had an issue with bingeing or anything like that.
I'd say the idea of cutting it down little by little is a good one, and gets you used to eating less, and will help you stick with it.
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19 11/28/12 11:34 A
I used to eat around 3500 kcals a day and was wondering what is the healthiest way to cut calories down...should I jump straight down or say take 500 kcals of a day?
This is my first week so still trying to work things out :)
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