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12/1/10 2:16 P

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I found that reducing my calories was not the answer when dealing with a plateau. My body has become a well oiled machine and thus I figured I needed more calories. i started eating more and the calories started to come off.

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11/29/10 9:54 P

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I had the same calorie range (1800-1650)suggested by Spark and it felt like I was going nowhere. I reduced my calories to 1200-1400 and started to notice the scale moving faster. 1200-1400 however is quite difficult to maintain for me so I've found a middle ground and gone with 1400-1600.
i also find it depends on how much quality food i'm eating. calories are calories, sure. But when the bulk of those calories are made up from unprocessed food it helps a lot.
Good luck!

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MUCHMORE2009 Posts: 6
11/24/10 11:52 A

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I've been at it about 2 months. It seems like I'm losing a lot less than when I dieted before. I do actually have thyroid problems but I'm on medication and my thyroid levels are normal. I guess it's possible I'm not eating enough, but I wasn't losing any more weight at 1800 calories.

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11/24/10 10:40 A

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How long have you been at it without a change? Soemtimes it takes a while for your body to get the message.
If it continues, maybe talk to your doctor and check your thyroid.


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SRLIPSON Posts: 5
11/24/10 1:49 A

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Are you eating enough? I've been in that situation before, and my weight loss hit a plateau because I wasn't consuming enough to burn what I was working off.

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MUCHMORE2009 Posts: 6
11/24/10 1:29 A

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Has anybody made a pretty dramatic change in eating/exercise and still had trouble getting the pounds to come off? I've gone on a reduced calorie diet (went from unlimited to 1800 to 1650 over a couple months). I'm also working out 5+ times a week for about 45 min to an hour, a mix of cardio and strength training. Any ideas why this would be the case?

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