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DIETITIANBECKY
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1/2/14 5:40 P

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I am concerned that your calorie range is too high for steady, long term weight loss.
Have you ever counted calories before? What amount worked?
Often for people who have a greater amount to lose, the SP range given is too high. Using a somewhat "adjusted weight" or even your weight loss goal weight to calculate calorie range can help with accuracy.

If you want to share your height, weight, gender, age---I can help more. And...feel free to contact me via spark-mail for a more confidential route.

All my best--

Becky
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TRACYE30
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1/2/14 7:57 A

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DieticianBecky,
Just wanted to see this morning that I am feel a little better. Still very full, but not so emotional. The meal plan toady doesn't seem so daunting!



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1/1/14 7:39 P

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DieticianBecky, my calorie range is 1880 - 2200, carbs at 212-362, and fat at 42-87. To get these values while making healthy choices has me eating ALL DAY LONG. I recognize that they are likely high because of my weight, which sets me at a BMR of over 3000. Is it possible that my failure in "dieting" in the past has been from not eating enough? Should I keep on this track for a bit and see what happens? Thank you for your help :)



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1/1/14 5:25 P

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Dear TRACYE30--
I am going to be following this thread and will be awaiting your response.
I first want to make sure your program is set up accurately.
Let's begin with your Sparkpeople calorie range? What is your calorie range? Is it 1200-1550?

Becky
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1/1/14 4:52 P

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How much is your recommended intake, in calories? Are you used to eating very small amounts, say under 1000 calories?

Unless the calories set for you is way too high, due to some mistake, it shouldn't be that difficult to eat the food--the lowest amount recommended is usually 1200 calories, which really is the least you should be eating for health, unless there is some other factor, such as, you are really, really tiny, bedridden, etc.

Also, you do not have to eat the foods that Spark People suggests; I never use the meal plans; I'd be bored and dissatisfied. Work on eating the calories recommended using foods that you like and that are (mostly) healthy.



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TRACYE30
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1/1/14 4:34 P

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I just started with Spark a couple of days ago. The first day, eating waaay more than I usually do, I still could not eat all the food in my plan. Yesterday I really worked on it and did much better getting my intake into the recommended ranges, but I had to eat all day long. I was so full by the end of the day, I simply could not finish. Last night I slept 12 hours and still could barely wake up. I am lethargic and weepy, with wild mood swings today. I've read the notes that say I need to eat this many carbs and fat...etc to make my body carry and absorb the proper nutrients, but this seems excessive. Could it be that my body just needs to adjust to eating "proper" amounts of food? Or is something terribly wrong with my recommended intake? I am thinking I should stick with it for a couple weeks and see what the results are, but at the same time, I don't want to do it if it's all wrong. Any ideas?



 
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