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Advice please... Can eating too little really be the reason???

Friday, January 09, 2015

OK... I've been keeping my "Daily Victories" blog in order to stay positive and focused on my achievements... Today I'm having a "moment"

- I've been logging my food.
- I've been exercising.
- I've been getting as much sleep as possible.... never fewer than 6 hours a night and often over 7. At ties close to 8.
- I've been drinking my water... Mind you - I only count water and decaf tea (unsweetened) as water. Not any other beverages. Often more than the recommended 8 cups a day.

Fitness this week:
Zumba: 4 times
Fitness walk: 3 times
Pilates: once

I have a difficult time getting to my recommended calories and am often under, but I never eat fewer than 1500 calories daily. Check out my food tracker if you REALLY want to be exceptionally helpful...
Could this be the reason I am not losing as regularly as I'd like? I have a difficult time believing that...

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    I found the thing that really mattered was the quality of my food rather than a calorie count. When I got breast cancer, I immediately quit eating all processed foods and only ate real foods. I never counted calories and never felt hungry. Even so, I steadily lost 30 pounds over the course of about 6 months. That weight has stayed off for over a year without ever counting calories. I now will eat some bread or crackers (gluten free because I have Celiac sprue) and some dark chocolate, but other than processed foods. I'm beginning to think the weight is gone for good.

    I exercise, but moderately. I really think getting rid of the junk food made all the difference in the world for me.
    1528 days ago
  • MOM2JTD3
    last time i hit a plateau like that, same thing happened i was slightly under my daily calories, exercised, drank water etc. what i did was i ate my daily calorie intake and upped the intensity of my workouts. i started jogging/running for longer than i was and it worked! good luck! don't give up!
    1529 days ago
    Have you given lower carb/higher protein macros a try with each at around 150?

    1530 days ago
    I find that when I dont eat enough, I dont lose. I think your body goes into starvation mode.
    1530 days ago
  • YICHE12
    Have you calculated your BMR? I know that they have a report on SP but I find that their BMR for me is way too high. I have calculated mine and it's nearly 400 points below the SP's. Now, what I recommend is that you do calculate your BMR (just google it or look for it on SP), add this number to the exercises done, then subtract your calories eaten. That should give you your Daily Calorie Differential (Calories in and out). What you're looking for is having a Minus amount (preferably around Minus 500 or so). Remember that it takes 3500 calories burnt to take off one pound. Let me know what you find out. Hugs. Lise

    P.S. As we lose weight, the BMR has to be adjusted!!!
    1530 days ago
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