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8/19/18 5:45 P

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It's great that you are working on building up your endurance and speed. The burn numbers that you are getting, where are they from? Treadmill defaults basically assume you are a 6'5" super-athletic guy, which is great if you are a 6'5" super-athletic guy, but for most women closer to the 5' mark it's doubling what you are actually burning. Most people seem to agree with the fitbit math and treadmills that take your actual stats into account (I know my local Y uses treadmills you have to log into, which means that the treadmill shows burn based on your data, not some random giant guy meant to skew the numbers higher so you pick their machine) can be on par. It's about figuring out the math and if you skew average, a little below or a little above. I would say to make sure that you aren't eating those exercise calories back, but also make sure that you're not aiming for an aggressive loss per week goal. Something like half a pound to 3/4 lb per week would be where I would try, but know that it might take two months to see a definitive drop of a few pounds. As you build up your workouts, then look at a smaller deficit. Finding the balance between fueling your workouts and maintaining an appropriate deficit for your current stats and activity level can be a difficult balance to achieve.

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Yep .... The Nutrition Tracker can be a real eye opener LOL! I'm really pleased that it has opened your eyes to the problem. Now you can go about achieving your goals :-)

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Thank you for your replies! I actually just started using a nutrition tracker and discovered that some of my "healthy" meals are loaded with calories. I think that was causing me to go over my calorie intake each day.

When on the treadmill, I am jogging for 7 minutes between 3.5 and 4.0 speed. I am trying to gradually increase my time and speed though.



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I wonder if part of that 'plateau' is actually that you are losing fat but gaining muscle?

Until and unless you give us more information, then we really can't help much. It is possible that you are over-eating, but equally it is possible that you are UNDER-eating.

Do you weigh all of your food for increased accuracy?

Do you enter all your food into your Nutrition Tracker?

It doesn't matter whether you eat Keto + Vegetarian or not. A calorie is still a calorie, and you can still overeat even when you are using IF.

Perhaps if you continue to have difficulty, you should talk with your Dr and ask for a referral to a Registered Dietitian. Take printouts from your Nutrition Tracker with you because this will prove to be a big help. Your Dietitian will be able to help you taking into account your preferences and lifestyle, as well as any health issues you may have.

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8/15/18 8:11 P

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First thing that strikes me is your calorie burn. Walking, light jogging and weightlifting is burning 700-1000 calories per hour for you? Seven minute miles and that sort of burn sounds on par. Walking and light jogging in under ten minute intervals is 455 cals an hour on average per CalorieLab and most running charts are around 150-200 calories per mile. Are you at a 5 mile an hour pace (12 minute mile) or above or below that? The faster your miles, the more accurate that burn could be, but the slower your miles the farther inflated those numbers are going to be.I am not sure where that math is coming from, but I would double check it, and also double check it along with your results. Most people think fitbit has a pretty decent algorithm, but any of the plug in calculators are averages, which means that some people run higher and some people run lower. It pays to know where you fall.

How many calories are you eating? What you post could be 500 cals or it could be 2500 cals without any listed measurements. A tablespoon of cream has a very different calorie total than half a cup of cream and nuts and seeds are notoriously calorie dense. You could very easily be eating too little with this plan or it could be that you are eating too much based on what you have shared.

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8/15/18 6:58 P

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How many calories are you eating daily?

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Tracking you food can be very enlightening. You can overeat even as a vegan. Don’t give up tho. emoticon



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How much have you lost so far? Are you eating more than 2 meals a day? It doesn't sound like you are eating enough in general, but especially for your level of activity and that can cause the weight loss to stop or slow down a lot. If you are eating the same thing each day, that can sometimes cause issues of not getting enough variety of nutrients, but could also be a part of what is happening for you in regards to a plateau. Are you actually tracking your food? If so, what is your typical daily calorie intake? How long have you been doing those workouts? If it's been a while, you may want to consider changing that up. The longer you do the same activity/exercise, the more efficient your body becomes at doing it, therefore burning less calories doing that as it becomes more efficient.

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Hi, I'm new to the forum, but I've been using the Spark People app for a long time.

I have been trying to reach my goal of 175, but I have had no luck. It seems like I've hit a plateau and I have no idea of what to do to get over it.

I have been Keto + Vegetarian for 8 months. I have been exercising 2-3 times a week since January. This summer, I began exercising for 30-45 minutes 4-5 a week. I burn between 350 - 500 calories each work out.

My workout consists of walking/jogging on the treadmill for 7 minutes then 7 minutes of weight lifting. I do 3 cycles of each (treadmill, weights, treadmill, weights...) I also walk my dog for 20-30 minutes in the evening. I'm somewhat active during the day with a 1 year old and 10 year old to keep up with this summer. lol.

I began intermittent fasting with hopes of getting over this plateau. I began 2 weeks ago and have not seen any weight loss. I'm stuck at 205.

My meals are very strict, I drink a cup of coffee with cream when I break my fast and I eat a breakfast bowl with hemp seeds, chia seeds, nuts, and fruit. For dinner I eat a low carb veggie wrap (Joseph's flax seed wrap or pita wrap) with spinach, peppers, onions, a teaspoon of mayo and 1/4 of shredded cheese.

Can someone help me figure out what I'm doing wrong here?

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