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6/6/07 10:09 P

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I personally wouldn't do it, just because as you lower your calories your BMR lowers to readjust, meaning you'll be burning less calories. But I do wish you the best. :)

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6/6/07 9:04 P

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That website helped a lot. Thank you for sharing.

Happiness is within us all, it's up to us to find our joy - we can't expect others to find it or provide it for us.

The only 'real' thing in our lives thats an absolute constant is CHANGE...and somehow, someway, me must be willing to except and adapt.


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6/6/07 8:57 P

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They that's me up down up down[116/115] I'm adding more workouts and more protien in my diet, I hope that works, and I'll check out that site.

Hey kids it's me Linda46,


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MRSMCGARRY's Photo MRSMCGARRY Posts: 1,627
6/6/07 12:46 P

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Hi Gina...

Awesome that you are working towards becoming a trainer... That is what I did in my younger years and it was so much fun!

While I agree with the 1200 calorie minimum, I find that since our metabolism works in different ways, a calorie limit lower than that can work, as long as you stay realistic. I would never endorse a calorie minimum lower than 1000. But for people who have regularly been eating below that, its a good beginning. With the right diet plan, it is possible to include all needed nutrients rounded off with a multi-vitamin. With my clients, I would push for a diet that was calorie higher on workout days and calorie lower on rest days. On high calorie workout days, the focus was carbs and fats... Lower calorie rest days, the focus was on recovery foods that included a diet higher in protien.

I think that Spark in conjunction with the scientific psychic will be a great tool for successful weight loss, giving a clearer picture into what your body really needs. Since it is only a guideline, I feel that there is no harm in testing your body's limits.

Dee

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6/6/07 9:37 A

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Thank you so much! I started to check out the site, and there seems to be three calculators, sorry for the dumb question, however which one should I use?

Again thanks for the information!

... Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it, you will land among the stars...

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1st Goal 20 lbs - 10/1/07!!!
GW - 118 - 10/13/07


 
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6/6/07 9:37 A

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I also forgot to add, if you've reached a plateau, for how lonmg have you been at it? Sometimes your body just needs time to readjust to all the physiological changes its going through. If it's been longer then 3 weeks and your body weight hasn't changed, maybe try switching things up. Different forms of cardio, added strength training, changing up your diet. Confusion and change are key ingredients to busting through a plateau. Also how close are you to your goal weight? It does get harder as you get closer, because it's just more difficult to create a deficit.

~Gina Wood
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GI..GI..GINA!'s Photo GI..GI..GINA! Posts: 3,063
6/6/07 9:34 A

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I'm currently studying to be a personal trainer, and my books repeatedly tell me that your body needs a minimum of 1200 calories to loose weight. Without that much your body can't possibly get the nutrients and vitamins it needs to keep your metabolism rolling. See if you're even deficient in one vitamin your metabolism can get screwy. That's why it's so important to not only make sure you're getting enough calories, but eating a well balanced diet full of variety.

~Gina Wood
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6/6/07 9:08 A

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Good Morning...

I know that this board talks a lot about how generic spark seems to be about what we truly need for calories. This morning I was surfing the net and came across a site that might help. I know that we need to shed 500 calories a day through diet and exercise, but how do we really know what our calorie intake per day should be.

http://www.scientificpsychic.com/health/
cron1.html

I think that this site will help. According to this link, I should maintain a diet of 1150 - 1350 (depending on my energy expenditure per day). So on my off days, I should eat no more than 1150 to continue losing weight and on my exercise days I should eat no more than 1350.

I have hit another yo-yo plateau (gain 2, lose 1, gain 1, lose 3..argggg). I began thinking that I am going about this all wrong. I figure I can try this when I get back in the game.

Let me know what you think...

Dee

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