I have a question about the nutrition tracker, and calorie allocations. I've been at this for about two weeks, and have lost about 6 lbs. I had the goal setter set to lose 2 lbs a week, with little to no exercise. To be honest, I am reluctant to commit to an exercise plan ... but, in my enthusiasm, I worked out more than expected, and tracked the workouts, but didn't change anything in the goals.
I know the rate of weight loss is more than ideal, BUT, I was also pms'ing / retaining water, and have a lot to lose, so I figured that weight loss would likely slow down.
Also, I"ll be travelling for the next couple of weeks, and was concerned about getting work outs in, so I have not changed my fitness - it's still set at very little exercise.
All that background leads to my concern and question: the nurtriition tracker has increased my calorie range. Is this because I lost at too fast a rate in these initial weeks? or is it based on the exercise I actually recorded (more than expected), instead of my currently set goal (with no exercise)? I think for the next couple of weeks, I'd like to stay at the lower range, but I don't want to slow metabolism or impair my long term progress -- should I be eating more at a lower weight?
I hope that wasn't confusing; I've looked around the site and didn't find quite the answer, and would appreciate any information or suggestions. Thanks for reading!
| Pounds lost: 8.0