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CHOCOLATELEA SparkPoints: (4,692)
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4/11/12 1:51 A

As long as your calorie intake is less than what you're using (resting calorie loss + exercise) you can expect a loss. Sometimes it's interesting to see where, and when, you lose, though. (Since muscle weighs more than fat and things tend to start rearranging themselves when you start exercising, you may lose inches before weight.) And if your weight loss stalls, sometimes you do have to eat more to kick it into gear - tons of resources on this site to explain and advise on that!

KIMMA34 Posts: 101
4/10/12 2:36 P

I'm not depriving myself, just watching what I'm eating and I've had a great day so far!! I'm sticking with the 1500calories and doing 30 minutes of exercise 3 days a week. Can I expect a loss??


KEELYME Posts: 1,162
4/10/12 2:32 P

When I started off trying to lose 30 lbs last year I was assigned the 1250-1500 lb calorie range. I was VERY hungry to about the first 10 days, but the hunger faded as I got used to it after that. As I successfully lost the weight over the next 5 months my allowable calorie range actually increased.

SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 65,984
4/10/12 1:09 P

I'm not sure how much you're exercising, but 1500 calories sounds low based on your current weight. I don't know how your dietitian is coming up with their recommendations, but here's how we calculate your calorie range:

You might just want to talk to her about it to see where the discrepancies are coming from and whether or not you need to be eating a little more.

Hope that helps,

Coach Jen

KIMMA34 Posts: 101
4/10/12 12:48 P

Then I'm just curious as to why my dietician only gave me a 1500cal diet plan?? I am sooooooooo confused and overwhelmed.


CORKYM1 SparkPoints: (0)
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4/10/12 12:15 P

It is true what is said...You have to eat to lose!!! So if SP gave you 800 extra calories try it and see if it will still lose weight!!

Edited by: CORKYM1 at: 4/10/2012 (12:15)
KIMMA34 Posts: 101
4/10/12 12:01 P

SP gave me like 800 additional calories which I don't want. I want to lose a lot of weight!!


SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 65,984
4/10/12 11:54 A

I'd slowly decrease your calories over a few weeks. How does 1500 compare with the calorie range SP suggests for you?

Coach Jen

KIMMA34 Posts: 101
4/10/12 11:00 A

Yes, I was eating a lot more than 1500 cals a day!! My dietician told me to go on this plan to lose weight. What should I do??? I'll try to make my planner public.........


SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 65,984
4/10/12 10:54 A

Hi Kim

If you were eating a lot more than 1500 calories before now, I'd recommend slowly decreasing (over a week or two) until you're in your SP recommended range. That gives your body time to adjust to the changes you're making. You might also consider making your food tracker public on your SparkPage so that others can take a look and give you some suggestions based on what you've been eating.

Hope that helps,

Coach Jen

KIMMA34 Posts: 101
4/10/12 10:52 A


I'm trying to follow a 1500 calorie diet and I think I'm eating too much................But I'm hungry!! Will the hungriness fade as I go along? I just started today!! I'm already @ 700calories and I didn't have lunch yet................Please help!!


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