What do you mean when you say "I feel that i'm not losing any"? You've been a member here for 3 weeks and you've lost 5 kilos. If anything, that's far too fast. If most of that was in the first week or so and now you've slowed down to less than a kilo per week, then it's probably okay, but rapid weight loss is a BAD thing, not a good thing. Losing too fast increases your risk of gall bladder problems by a lot, and it also makes it far more likely that you'll "burn out" and go back to bad habits before you get to your goal.
Think in terms of percentages. It's generally safe to lose 1/2 to 1% of your body weight per week when you're seriously overweight. At that speed, you'll be down to your goal weight in quite a bit less than a year. That's totally reasonable, and losing at that pace will also make it easier to keep the weight off.
It means you can eat between that many calories, but do not go lower or higher. Too little calories will make you gain weight just as much as too many calories will if not more.
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5/8/13 2:50 P
that's your range. 1200 is the MINIMUM; 1550 is the max.
if you aren't meeting the minimum (1200) on regular basis, you could sabotage your efforts.
if you ARE eating in your range and not seeing any results, you could be at a plateau or not accurately measuring & tracking everything. Make sure you measure (rather than guess) everything!
also keep in mind that the scale is not the only (or even the best) way to measure your progress. Are your clothes fitting better? Are you stronger? Can you exercise more intensely or for longer periods of time? Is your resting heart rate getting lower? Blood pressure? LOTS of non-scale victories!
5/8/13 2:44 P
hi what's the meaning of calorie intake 1200-1550? does it mean i can eat 1550 and shouldn't exceed this amount or i shouldn't exceed the amount of 1200? i lost by the first month 5 kilos but now i feel that i'm not losing any even though i'm not exceeding 1200 calories any advice?
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