MERRYROBYN

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# Food diary's average calorie intake is 1,585 a day

### Monday, September 26, 2011

31 Wed 1880
01 Thur 1329
02 fri. 1872
03 Sat 1471
Daily average is 1,638 No weight loss

04 Sun 1993
05 Mon 1729
06 Tues 1602
07 Wed 1652
08 Thur 1808
09 Fri. 1467
10 Sat 1127
Daily average is 1,625 No weight loss

11 Sun 778
12 Mon 1621
13 Tues 1712
14 Wed 1619
15 Thur 2021
16 Fri 1876
17 Sat 2386
Daily average is 1,716 No weight loss

18 Sun 1644
19 Mon 1353
20 Tue 1099
21 Wed 1014
22 Thur 1234
23 Fri. 1379
24 Sat 1810
Daily average is 1,362 No weight loss

Averaged Daily Calorie Intake
Week one 1,638
Week two 1,625
Week three 1,716
Week four 1,362
= 6341 divided by 4 is 1,585 calories a day maintains my weight

1,585 a day x 7 days = 11,095 a week
11,095 - 3,500 = 7,595
My present diet - one pound a week leaves me 1,085 calories a day. This is too low. If I eat 1,200 calories a day, I must burn 115 calories a day to lose one pound a week.
• DICHOTOMYGIRL
I can't remember if you've been checked for Insulin Resistance, Metabolic Disorder or Type 2 Diabetes?

All of these can make it extremely difficult to lose weight even when your calories are in the correct range.

For me it took a combination of daily exercise, Medication and following a modified version of the Insulin Resistance Diet. (It basically teaches you how to eat carbs in such a way as they don't work against you)
2429 days ago
• BEAMIES
I wish I could offer some advice but I saw no loss this week! Though I was over my calorie range a few days. Hope you are able to find what works for you!
2429 days ago
I would like to keep my calories between 1200 and 1400 a day but it's hard.
2429 days ago
• MERRYROBYN
Okay BAM0827, I hear what you are saying. I should eat within my range and stick to this longer before expecting changes.
2430 days ago
• BAM0827
I would suggest just eating between 1200-1550 and see what happens. Working out always helps, too. That range seems to help many people, especially when we first start out.

Staying at a number (like 1200) doesn't do our body very good either because they adapt quickly. By staying to a range it kind of keeps our bodies guessing plus I think it helps us psychologically to be able to eat a little more some days than others.

Our bodies aren't computers and we can't predict how they're going to burn calories, unfortunately it's all just an experiment to see what works. Some times it takes a little time but I have faith you'll figure it out.
2430 days ago
• MERRYROBYN
Hi fififrizzle,
It isn't? I never tracked my calorie intake before. What does work? How are other people losing weight?
2430 days ago
• FIFIFRIZZLE
Wouldn't it be lovely if it really was just a simple equation!!!
2430 days ago