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 UNIDENT Posts: 33,498 3/22/13 2:41 P Steps to lose 2lbs a week:1. Weigh 200 pounds.Do you fail step 1? Your photo doesn't look like you pass step 1. As I stated, 2lbs/week if you're obese.I suspect that you've got too aggressive a goal, that 2lbs/week is simply too fast for you. Try doubling your time and setting your loss to 1lb a week - what happens to your range?How much do you actually have to lose? If you don't want to share, I find a good guideline for rate to lose per week is 3% of what there is to lose, down to half a pound per week minimum.So if you've got 100lbs to lose = 3lbs/week70 = 2.1/week50 = 1.5/week30 = 0.9lbs/week20 = 0.6lbs/week10 = 0.5lbs/week - (0.3 by maths, but set 0.5 as a minimum) Deb, in New Zealand

JILLWOLVERINE
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3/22/13 2:30 P

It's set to 2lbs a week, which should be reasonable. It made me change my goal because I went too long without losing any weight and now my original goal isn't possible anymore. :( So what it's set to now should be fine, I just changed it recently.

I was just curious because in another thread in the forum when people heard how much I was working out vs my calorie intake they thought it seemed low, and lately it is feeling low. I've been eating more than the tracker tells me to this week because I've been getting lightheaded and I haven't lost any weight at all in weeks despite consistent and challenging workouts and dedicated calorie tracking and healthy eating. The only thing I can think of is that maybe I wasn't eating enough. So I just wondered if it might be off since it didn't change even though my calories burned is so much higher than my goal. It has me eating 1200-1500 and I am burning 400-600 calories a day, which is like twice the goal that's set for me.

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 UNIDENT Posts: 33,498 3/22/13 2:10 P Generally speaking, if a change in fitness burn doesn't change the food calories, then the expected rate of loss per week is too much - the goal date is too soon.With an aggressive weight loss goal, you can end up staying on the minimum range virtually regardless of exercise.You could consider whether your goal is appropriate?Roughly speaking - 2lb/week if obese, 1lb/week if overweight, and half a pound a week if the last few to go. Deb, in New Zealand

JILLWOLVERINE
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3/22/13 12:20 P

My fitness tracker keeps telling me that I might need to change my fitness settings if I am regularly burning more than my goal calories or I may not be eating enough. I usually hit my goal for the week in 3 days and keep going, and I updated my fitness settings, but it didn't change my calorie recommendations. Are they still correct? They don't seem like they would be but I don't know enough to know for sure.

Edited by: JILLWOLVERINE at: 3/22/2013 (12:22)

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