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6/8/10 6:48 P

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Thanks for the help. I pretty much understood the numbers thing and I don't workout the same everyday so I guess I really didn't need to adjust my calorie goals.. This helps a lot.. lol I just couldn't understand how it would all workout if the #'s kept changing..

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6/8/10 2:34 P

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LOPEYP's answer is great!

I will only add that regardless of how many calories you are eating - if your report numbers show -500 for the day, you are eating exactly what you need to stay on track for 1 pound lost per week.

My calories go over on occasion because my burned calories sometimes exceeds my estimate.

I have found if you concentrate on the deficit number, you should be on track for your program.

However, I too suggest staying within the recommended ranges as much as possible. Never lower, and I try to get the much needed carbs, fats & proteins as well as tracking my fiber and sodium.

You are doing great!

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6/8/10 10:58 A

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I am not an expert by any means. But yes you need to have a negative differential of 3500 calories a week to lose a pound. You can do that by eating less (but not below your range) or exercising more or a combo of both. If you increase your excise a lot (maybe an extra hour a day) then I would add some calories (protein) to your calorie intake. If you are randomly adding exercise (some days more than others) I wouldn't adjust your calorie range. It's a fine balance and difficult to find what works for you.

I would do the exercise without adjusting the calories for a couple of weeks and see what your results are. If you aren't getting any, then increase your calories a bit.

Good luck!


Edited by: LOPEYP at: 6/8/2010 (10:58)
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6/7/10 10:29 P

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I see in the weekly challenges where we list our differentials that they are all over the board.
My question is... What would be the best differential to strive for? I know that if we want to loose 1 pound a week we need a differential of 500 a day. But to be the healthiest what is the Number we should try to get. On a daily basis?
Also when I upped my exercise my calorie goal went up. I struggle to meet my lower number and I had finally made it.. (that is without eating junk) and they upped it.. I'm afraid to up my exercise too much more because they will continue to up my calorie goal then I'll never loose this weight.
This is all confusing.. also my BMR didn't change.. shouldn't I be burning more from added muscle??
Ok so I had more than one question.. any help with the answers would be great.

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