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35BYMAY
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2/8/13 6:57 P

I am 5'6, 185 lbs and also considered obese... my RMR is calculated at 1565 from a couple of websites I used.. is it possible that you have overestimated the RMR? Do you mind sharing your weight? It would help to know how much you have to lose to estimate if your calories might be too high



BELMER6
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2/8/13 3:52 P

Spark people had me on 1500-1900 calories to lose 1 pound a week. I average 1700. I am going to cut down snack calories to see if that helps.



BELMER6
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2/8/13 3:48 P

I am obese- I used a website to figure it out. My doctor had me on 1600-1800 calories. I will work on reducing that. Thanks!



DIETITIANBECKY
Posts: 26,370
2/8/13 3:44 P

Why do you think your RMR is 1800??? That is really high for a woman?
Are you very tall?
Your exercise is nothing excessive.
What is your SP calorie range??
Most women will not lose on 1700 calories daily (or at least will lose much slower --as you are). Most woman have a weight loss calorie range of 1200-1550 to bring about a 1 pound weekly weight loss.

SP Dietitian Becky



BELMER6
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2/8/13 3:19 P

Thanks! I am very careful about what I eat. Lots of veggies, whole grains, low fat, etc. 4-8 glasses of H2O a day. I am type 2.



MICHELLEXXXX
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2/8/13 3:02 P

Are you T1 or T2?
Are you tracking your intake? If so, do you want to make your tracker public for better feedback?
IMO, when dealing with diabetes, what you are taking in is as important as number of calories.



BUNNYKICKS
Posts: 2,244
2/8/13 2:42 P

You could try lowering your average calories, if that's feasible for you.

Health issues can complicate and confound our best efforts sometimes - at least the scale is going in the right direction! Also, a toned body at any weight will have a slimmer healthier appearance than an untoned body at the same weight - consider celebrating your non-scale victories such as inches lost, strength or endurance gained, energy level improvements, etc.



BELMER6
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2/8/13 2:26 P

HI! I burn about 1800 calories for my RMR, exercise 30 minutes a day on a stationary bike, and eat an average of 1700 calories a day. I am meticulous about recording food, and careful with portion. My body is toning up really well, but I have lost only 5 pounds in two months. Time to throw out the scale? Oh, I am also diabetic and take 40 units of Lantus as well as some oral meds....



 
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