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1500 too low me thinks!

Friday, November 13, 2009

ive realised my plan to loose weight quickly is not gunna work because i went from eating crap to eating 15ookcal a day and the last few days ive been really peckish and craving and i wanna be able to keep the weight off permnantly this time and not rush it! I know i know! i should of done this ages ago! lol on calorie count about i should be eating 1757kcal a day if im doin light exercise, but their criteria for light exercise isnt very good, im in between light and moderate exercise because i exercise 5 times a week for an hour but im not very active at home! and i dnt walk a lot. I mite up my calories to 1800cal on active days and 1600 calories on days i dnt exercise, because i live in london and its bloody cold, wet and miserable its guna be difficult because its so cold. I feel good about this because i was little starved on the 1500 cal thing, im glad im clear on what im doin! And can people give me advice on my post on alcohol please much appreciated thankyou xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx emoticon

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PINKYPOOS 12/11/2009 1:47PM

    Try what works.....for a start you have xmas and new year to get maybe aim for 1800 calories daily until the new year. When I started I must have been eating well into the 2000's every day, so even an 1800 change made me lose, then when I got used to that sort of amount I lowered to 1500 with some small changes and didn't really have hunger problems. Now I stick to around 1200-1300 without too much difficulty, because I have changed things slow and I'm extra strict right now. If I'd have started out too low I never would have stuck with it, slow and steady changes are what help you keep it up. So, I would up your calories, get through xmas, then in Jan see how a 1600-1800 cal diet works. You can always change things around....I always do!!!

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SUSIEMT 12/9/2009 10:31PM

    Lesley give it a try. If it works you found your plan. If you start gaining change it.

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LABYRINTH 11/13/2009 7:32PM

    It really comes down to slow and steady wins the race. Take the time now to put together a plan you can really stick to. For example, I started out with 1800 calories for two months and then reduced down to 1500 when I wasn't losing the weight in the time-manner I wanted.

There's a LOT of good info around Spark to help get you started. Plan for exercise at least 4x a week (preferably cardio to start and something you enjoy or that interests you), and work on learning more about meal planning.

You can do it and look at it as an investment into yourself. emoticon

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