You could be burning too much and eating too little. Possibly burning more than you think you are through daily activity. Whenever I dropped that low, I'd lose quite a bit initially but my weight loss would quickly slow to a crawl.
I found eating around 1500-1700 cals is my sweet spot. With the old tracker Spark had me automatically considered "sedentary" and said I burned 1600 cals a day (BMR + activity). I switched to the new tracker where you can choose your activity level and put myself as "lightly active" so now I burn 1800 cals without exercise. I also found I was burning more during exercise than Spark estimated with the help of my heart rate monitor. So basically, I thought I was burning about 1800 cals per day (incl. exercise). Turns out I'm burning an average of 2200-2300 cals per day. Which explains why 1200-1300 cals was too low for me and weight loss would slow down (sometimes to a few weeks without losing). When I eat 1500 cals I lose 1.5/week... when I eat 1700 cals, I lose about 1 lb. Now it all makes sense. So possibly?
Edited by: JENNILACEY at: 9/8/2013 (20:26)
Take your focus off the Marshmallow. www.leangains.com/2010/01/marshmallo
"Toning" is marketing muscles to women who are afraid if they pick up a barbell, they'll leave the gym looking like She-Hulk. If you don't want to get bulky, lift heavy!
I can bench Nicole Richie, eat more than she does in a day before noon, I have a good 20 lbs on her but could still wear her pants.
All that matters is that you be the healthiest you, you ca
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