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.
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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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.
current weight: 136.0
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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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