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LADYCJM SparkPoints: (57,456)
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4/25/13 11:43 P

I agree with the above. Track your exercise and see what calorie level is recommended. I've lost 92#'s and try to not ever eat less than 1200 cal/day and try for 1500. If I don't eat enough, especially with working out, I don't lose.

WHOLENEWME79 Posts: 951
4/25/13 11:02 P

I second the PP. If I don't eat enough, my weight loss stalls. I totally get the "eat less to lose more/faster" mentality, but the problem is that your body does not work that way. At your weight, you probably should be eating a bare minimum of 1200-1550 calories a day, and likely more because of the amount of exercise you are getting.

Best of luck.

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4/25/13 6:34 P


While a safe weekly weight loss would be 1-2 pounds per week, there may be weeks you don't lose. There may even be weeks you gain ! And that doesn't mean you're doing anything wrong. this isn't the Biggest Loser, the weight doesn't magically drop off the minute we decide we need to lose. It really could take 6-8 weeks of eating right and getting some regular exercise before a person sees a change in the scale. And that too is perfectly normal.

Also, each time you gain, lose and regain the weight, it gets harder to take off the weight. that's because your body becomes more efficient at holding on to that weight. So, you'll need to be more patient.

And... you'll need to eat more. 1,000-1,100 calories is not enough calories to fuel an adult woman's active day. Eating too little and exercising too much can hinder a person's weight loss, not help it. I know this is going to sound strange, but a person has to eat in order to lose weight. Women have been spoon fed the notion they need to eat less to lose. While it's true that most Americans eat too much and need to eat less, the problem is that they are eating too much of the wrong food and not enough of the right food. QUALITY of the food you eat has a big impact on your waistline.

I don't know what you're eating, but if I were to give you one piece of nutritional advice that would help you lose weight and keep it off, it would be to eat 6-9 servings of fresh fruit and veggies each and every day. Try to increase the amount of food you eat, but increasing the amount of fruit and veggies you eat.

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4/25/13 6:27 P

I have been working out for about 5-6 hours a week including cardio and strength training. I eat about 1000-1100 calories a day for a month and have only lost 1 pound. I weigh around 200lbs and would like to weight 160-170. The weight is just not coming off. About 6 years ago I lost 100 pounds and have only gained back 25ish. It took a year and I did the same thing. This time no luck, an suggestions??

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