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5/9/11 9:21 A

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Hi,

I'm going into an area I have no idea about (living with HIV). However, it seems like your very healthy, by eating right, and taking your daily supplements. Plus your a very happy and positive person. I would suggest to discuss it with your doctor.

And no, SP doesn't consider height when adjusting weight to use by calorie tracker. Perhaps, its ok to set your current weight and desired weight to lose if currently doing it now and have not setbacks.

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PHEBESS's Photo PHEBESS Posts: 31,952
5/8/11 7:26 P

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I was on some hormone suppressants for endometriosis, and it was an interesting experience not having estrogen - I don't remember an appetite change, although I gained weight anyway. (My voice also got very low and husky.) Mostly, I noticed a change emotionally - I felt on top of the world and as if I could do anything - and I didn't react to anything emotionally at all! It was just very interesting!

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GAIASCHILD's Photo GAIASCHILD Posts: 148
5/8/11 5:45 P

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That does help thanks! I just learned that men and women are different and Amanda shouldn't go below 1500 so that's what I've set the low end of my range (I'm transgender and male hormonally) so that should help! My high end is still up at 2000 which is a challenge for me still. Over time I'll be able to bring that high end down to 1700 but I'm not there yet. Baby steps :)

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5/8/11 4:16 P

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I don't know if the calorie intake is different or not. I did change my info in SparkPeople so that my range is 1290 to 1650 - 1200 is WAY too low for me, unless I'm sick. I think anyone over 5 ft tall probably need an average of 1350 or so cals - but I think SP doesn't take into consideration build and everything.

Does that help?

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GAIASCHILD's Photo GAIASCHILD Posts: 148
5/7/11 9:10 P

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Hi all!
As I've been learning more about calorie intake and how we burn it and I have become curious about where to set my calorie goals. Sparkpeople had my calorie intake set way too high for my body to actually lose anything so I've been custom setting it. (my body is VERY stubborn about letting go of even one pound. Ugh!!)
I found this site: http://caloriecount.about.com/cc/calories-
burned.php which tells you aprox how many calories you burn just by walking around and exsisting. Spark people has a graph you can check in with that tells compares your calorie intake vs your output. (It's in the "reports" section and it's the "Calorie differential report") and both Spark people and caloriecount site I shared said I burn about 2,550 calories just by existing, and then of course...whatever I burn in exercise.
So...knowing how much you need to eat to move your body through the day healthfully...you don't want to go too much below that...right? I've heard some people talking about 1200 calorie diets and I worry that's WAY too low!
Then I started thinking about my nutrional needs and being an HIV+ person and I started to wonder if there's additional calories needed, or if there's no real corrilation.
Thoughts?

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