What on earth is that nonsense about 1200 kcal?! It seems to be all over SP. Why should one never less eat than 1200 kcal (regardless the height and activity level)? Does one get hit by a lightning on the very same day one eats less than 1200kcal or what??? Meh...
9/30/2012 1:01:38 PM
This came at a good time for me...me and my workout buddy have been trying to figure out why we hit a plateau and this could be it...Our level of active has so increased since we started working out....and we have stayed at the same calorie intake since we started loosing weight...So we are going to give this a try....Thank you
I am glad they put this up because I used to be 230 lbs. and got down to 145 lbs. but I hit a plateau and I just gave up and now I am 162.8 lbs. Now I'm gonna be more fit, follow these tips, and exercise more and what not :) Oh yeah and this time I'm toning because I didn't tone up last time neither, my maximum goal is 120-110 lbs. I'm only 5'2".
I am at a total loss as to how to get to the page where we input our info to get our caloric needs figured out -it's been over two years, and I need to review it. The links in artcicles only lead me to ads. Where can I get to that page so i can make any changes necessary?
I discovered a way to break through plateaus. It started with ExerciseTV on DEMAND TV with Comcast. I did Jillian Michaels 30 min. videos. 1 minute cardio,1 minute light weight training. You keep alternating the cardio with the weights for 30 minutes. All of a sudden, the weight just started to come off easily. I'm 2 lbs. away from my Spark goal of 150 lbs. , but I'd like to lose about 12 more to reach 138. I don't know if this "trick" will work for everyone, but it's worth a try. Your heart rate stays elevated for the whole 30 mins. thus burning fat. I try to do two 30 min. videos a day.
I too have reach a plateau of sorts. When I got back from a months vacation, I did not go back to tracking my meals like I should have. I always begin in the mornings and slack off by lunch time. Looks like I know what my problem is but lack motivation.
I'm down to my LAST 3 POUNDS to goal weight and having quite a time busting through to get them off. I know that I really need to ramp UP my exercise, but having real trouble finding the time to do that. Just gonna have to find it, somehow.
One key comment in the article.....adjust your calorie intake for the level of activity!!!!!!! You have to pay attention to that one or your body goes into starvation mode and keeps storing calories.....
no matter what I do I am not loosing any weight. I do weight training once a week, pilates once a week, walk evey day, and at least two other days a week I do some kind of exercise class. I eat lots of vegs, fruit, try to limit carbs, fat, no dessert, lots of fibre, yogurt, lots of water, so not sure what is happening. So far am reaching the 1200 cal per day. Just turned 65 so figure I now have no metabolism!!!
I found the article good; however, as some have stated we feel we are doing everything we should with no results.
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