It sounds like you're on the right track based on your weight loss progress and how you're feeling. Once you get to within 10-15 pounds of your goal, you might find that your weight loss slows to 1/2-1 lb per week.
9/28/12 9:27 A
does anyone know how much your supposed to burn to loose? /example if I burn 1000 calories a week and stay within my calories, how much would you loose? I know there is an average I just don't know
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9/28/12 8:05 A
The last 2 or 3 weeks I've been losing 1 lbs/week.
Yes, I feel energetic
I'm eating as healthy as I know possible! Trying to eat balanced and by the food guide, keep all my nutrients at the rec. ranges, I keep my rec. carbs vs. fat vs. protein at the right percentages etc.
I'm 135 lbs, 5'2 and 30 years old.
I'm fairly busy. I have two small children and spend a lot of time doing housework (but I don't record it as exercise), cooking, we go to the park and for walks about 2-3 days a week but I usually record any walks I do that are over 30 mins.
I think the answer ultimately depends on whether it works for you. Give it a few weeks and then assess: a) are you losing weight? b) do you feel energetic? c) are you staying healthy? Without knowing your weight, age, etc, it's hard to assess whether your calorie burn and calorie consumption levels look right. The answer also might depend on how much low intensity cardio you're doing. If you're burning 1800-2000 calories per week, plus a couple of hundred calories of low intensity activity that's one thing. If you're burning 1800-2000 calories, and walking slowly for 6 hours per week as well, that's quite another.
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9/28/12 7:41 A
Just curious if I'm still in the right range for calories and fitness after losing a little over 20 lbs. I know Spark has adjusted the amount of calories I should be eating but I've heard that once you start getting closer to your goal weight you should aim for a smaller deficit.
I burn approximately 1800-2000/cal a week in mod-high intensity cardio and ST (not incl. low intensity activity). I eat between 1300-1400/cal a day.
I think I've calculated my deficit to be around 1 lbs/week.
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