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Changing Weight; Changing Nutrition Needs

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Since I went back on the Spark Program about 3 months ago I have lost about 10 pounds. I have been finding it increasingly difficult to lose another pound and even a half pound a week seems beyond reach. The Spark Plateau Busting program for today says to update my program to meet my new needs. I did that a couple of days ago and, because I am already at the bottom of the calorie range of 1200 to 1550 It didn't change. Then I went to my old diet site and it does change as your weight changes. It tells me I need to eat 1076 calories per day to lose 1 pound per week and it adds in calories as you add in your daily exercise. Because this has worked for me in the past I am going to try it again. I would still be eating over 1200 calories a day because I usually exercise for at least one hour a day and burn at least 300 or more calories that way but it changes my perspective. If I want / need to eat more, then I will exercise more. It's as simple as that. On days like Sunday when I exercise very little, I should eat a little less; make sense?
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    SP cuts my calories as I lose weight. When I started SP I could eat 2700 calories and lose weight, now 1800 but I still need to lose 72 pounds. Eating healthy and watching what we eat allows us to use any tool that helps. Keep on keeping on.
    1853 days ago
    Thanks, I think you are right. I have been doing more measuring this week and have already discovered a couple of place I had gotten the measurements a little wrong. One of them was shredded cheese. What I thought was 1/4 cup was actually about 1/3 cup. A few errors like this can add quite a few unrealized calories!
    1853 days ago
    Trying something new is one way to stay involved and interested. If you stay the course, a plateau will ALWAYS pass.
    1853 days ago
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