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DIETITIANBECKY
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10/8/13 7:43 A

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I imagine a great deal of the weight gain was due to a higher sodium intake and therefore some water retention. Since returning to a lower sodium intake your weight has returned to a normal reading.

Glad you are back on the program with your daily healthy habits.

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Becky



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10/8/13 2:59 A

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Hi Becky

Thank you for taking the trouble to answer so quickly.

Weight loss increase probably wouldn't figure. I don't track my weight on SP very often - the scales at the surgery are a bit different from mine so I go by theirs just once a month. Otherwise there would be too much day to day fluctuation.

I had a week's holiday when I was clocking up more than 17000 steps every day. I didn't track my food during that week, and I ate a lot more than normal and allowed myself treats that I don't normally have. (My scales announced that I'd put on 7lb when I got home - but I didn't believe them as no way did I eat 5000 calories a day. 5 of those pounds have gone now. I deserve to have put on 1 or maybe even 2lb and I'm working on losing them again now I'm home.) I didn't track my food at all on holiday but when I got home I entered my daily step count for the week and made a conservative guess at how many minutes I'd walked each day - so the SP computer could think that I did all that exercising whilst fasting!

I've kept reasonably active since I got home but can't maintain 17000+ steps a day.

It suits me being allowed extra calories as it takes a while to re-adjust, and it's no big deal anyway as I was always at the top end of my calorie allowance, but I was just curious.



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10/7/13 5:36 P

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Losing weight would not make your calorie range go up; it would go down (since there would be less of you).

What makes your range go up would be things like:
increasing activity
changing rate of weight loss, for example going from 2 pounds lost weekly to 1 pound.

Have you changed any of this??

Becky



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10/7/13 3:18 P

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I went away on holiday for a week and came home on Friday. I ate so much while I was away (mostly healthily apart from a cream tea and a cake!) but had much bigger portions than normal. I also walked a lot more than normal. I didn't track my food but I did track most of my exercise when I got home. Anyway, I was a bit concerned about how quickly I'd manage to get back to normal eating again because I don't want to undo the good I've done. But, to my amazement, even before I do any exercise my calorie allowance and even my fat allowance has been put up. I'm allowed nearly 200 calories more each day. (Oh, the day before I went on holiday my status changed - I became overweight instead of obese with a BMI of 29.97). But, much as I'm appreciating being allowed the extra calories while getting used to smaller portions again, I don't understand why SP have changed it. Any ideas?



 
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