I agree JUSTEATREALFOOD. There can't be that many people who should be eating in that range. I just think that women are led to believe that they should eat 1200 calories, and men should be closer to 1800-2000. Once they accept that, they tinker with their weight loss goals till they get the desired range.
Taller women, and women with a lot to lose should not be in that range. They can lose weight while eating 1500, or 1800. I am down to 1800 calories a day, but when I started, I lost weight on 2800 calories a day. The goal should be to eat as much as you can, and still lose weight on, which should leave you full, but not stuffed. As you lose weight, this will naturally drop some.
Instead we have women saying they eat 1200-1550, but are all overweight. Most of them are doing really well, and losing a few lbs a month, and one cheat meal destroys all their gains, since they have no muscle, or made any attempt to improve their metabolism. The fact that they are starving makes it amazing that they cheat so little.
I have no idea why a 150 lb man, and a 150 lb woman wouldn't eat the same calories. I am 219, and know many women who are 219, and eat 1200-1550. It is ridiculous. If they do hit goal, they still don't look right, or they have a " tummy ". Well, yes, we all have one. You just want it to be toned. That requires working out. That is another problem. Women think lifting heavy weights will make them look " manly ". Have no fear. Gaining muscle isn't that easy.
The difference is being skinny, vs. being fit. Being fit is a lot easier ( except workouts ), than being skinny.
**By the way. I am losing 3-4 lbs a week at 1800 calories, not 1/2 -1 lb a week. I really think that if you start exercising, and up your calories, you will see that you can lose weight at a much higher level than you thought possible.
Edited by: RUSSELL_40 at: 7/10/2013 (13:56)
Russell - current BMI 28.6
197 - bmi 30 - done
164 - bmi-25
| current weight: 183.4