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Thursday, February 28, 2013

I'm starting to suspect that my calorie range is too low. Three times this week, I have eaten above my range, and I lost a pound.

I have checked and rechecked my recommendations from SP. I have adjusted my activity. I have checked with other websites. ONE of those other websites said I need to be eating between 1500 and 1800 calories. SP says over and over that I need 1200 and 1550.

I've been told by fellow Sparkers that it's because my "goals are aggressive."


So, I eat 1200-1550, trusting the great SP computer. I lose a pound. Then I have a week where I eat 1500-1800 on a few days...and I lose a pound.

I shouldn't complain. If I can eat a little more and still see progress, then I should be happy. I should enjoy those calories.

My plan is to try to stick to the 1200-1550, but if I have a day or two where I miss the mark, I won't beat myself up about it.
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    1846 days ago
  • DS9KIE
    1846 days ago
    There are also theories out there that if you move your calorie range up and down, your body never settles into a routine and you won't go into "starvation mode". Check into the Rotation Diet. Your body seems to be working it out however you are doing. Me-unintentionally I eat more and gain. Glad it is working for you!
    1846 days ago
    I think this is a very wise decision! I also have doubts about the SP calorie ranges.. emoticon
    1847 days ago
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