Hi - Itt might be that by trying to get down to 1550 calories, you are dropping too many at once, or dropping the wrong sorts of food.
Take a look at your nutrition tracker (assuming you use it, and if you do, if you open it, we can give you better feed-back) and see where the calories are coming from, and look at the pie chart. Does your nutrition resemble that? It doesn't have to be exact, but it is a rough guide.
It may be that you MIGHT be able to afford to drop some fats (go for the unhealthy type first) and increase protein. Calories per gram of fat is more than per gram of protein.
Take a look at your carbs - do you eat processed carbs? If so, if you reduce those and increase the whole-grains you might find that you can reach the calorie goal. Another one to work on is your fruit/veges intake. What do you snack on? If you use pieces of apple, or pieces of pear, rather than muffins, ice-cream, sweets, etc. that you will you a good chance of reaching your calorie goal, too!
If you use a large dinner-plate, try downsizing it, and don't go back for seconds. That in itself can ditch a lot of unnecessary calories.
Do you drink soda? Alcohol? If so, limit those, too - they are empty calories.
What-ever you do, make the changes slowly - it kinda tricks the mind and you are less likely to notice it.
Edited by: SLIMMERKIWI at: 10/13/2013 (01:54)
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