What are the SP recommendations for you, and how are you determining the 500 "below"? 500 calories below whatever you are currently burning between basal metabolism and your normal daily activity (including exercise) should result in about a pound loss per week, yes. (On average, over time.) And that's quite realistic for most people. On the other hand if you're cutting off 500 from your BMR without factoring the exercise you are doing, you might be trying for too much; and if you're cutting off 500 from what you're eating now, then that might wind up either too high or too low depending on if you're eating at an excess or deficit already.
So what's your current status?
Height 5'8 1/2"
GW: Originally 150. Maintaining at about 146 since June 2013.
5K 4/21/11: 31:55
|27 Maintenance Weeks