I feel better when I stick to my range of 1500-1850 calories per day. I lost on Weight Watchers and it is a good program. However, it allows for 35 points (about 2450 calories) which can be eaten all at one time during a week. When I do that my stomache rumbles, can't do my ab exercises, and I have a bad taste in my mouth especially the morning after.
I changed because I am a reward junkie. I love getting things right and getting recognition for it -- even if it is just from the computer. When I run my SparkPeople nutrition tracker report at the end of the day, I like to see almost all my nutrition factors right where SparkPeople recommends. Then when I started doing that, I started feeling better, so that was reward, too.
That may not be any help. I guess there are two approaches and you may know which would work better for you. One, is to gradually try to reduce the high end and raise the low end calorie days until you are down to a variation of 400 calories or less. The other is to just do it -- perhaps sticking to the SparkPeople meal plans.
Good luck and let us know how it goes. -Marsha
Central Florida, Eastern Standard Time Zone
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