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2/3/18 4:43 P

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there will always be differences. you have to find what fits for you, within the guidelines.

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2/3/18 4:04 P

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Thanks everyone for the advice and input! I guess there are different philosophies on how much of a calorie deficit there should be. I guess I'll try to limit carbs and protein mainly and then eat to satiety. This week have been both high and low deficit, some days I have been as low as 1200 and today I had like 1850, I will experiment and see if and when I lose weight. I might go back to eating to a set meal plan, I think it takes some of the stress off.

Looking forward to learning more and seeing where this takes me. So far my health has improved which feels amazing, and I've had the energy to work out which is also unheard of! Now I just hope the weight will start to shift also :)

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2/3/18 6:25 A

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NEAWEM,
Anywhere in the 1500 to 2000 range sounds pretty good to me. Where you probably don't want to go is in the 800 to 1200 range, at that point your body will probably become more efficient, and slow weight loss down.

The main thing is to be healthy and not hungry, and just let the weight come off at the rate it wants to.

I like to eat when I'm hungry, not because it is time to eat, or because I haven't eaten my target for the day.

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2/2/18 3:33 P

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@NEAWEM Welcome to the team.
I was doing like you lower calorie.. then stalled.
I have just recently added calories to my TDEE of 1988.
In order to get the fat I find I drink 2-3 tbsp of olive oil with most meals. Sounds revolting but you get used to it - I started with one at a time! Fat bombs work too but they often have some carbs or protein and they take time to make and I am often too lazy.
I am still stalled at 3 lbs over where I was before I upped my calories. I believe from what I have read and been told that this is just my metabolism getting repaired and I will start losing again shortly. I am trying to be patient as it has worked for so many people...

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2/2/18 12:14 P

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Hi Emilie and welcome!!
many experts are suggesting you use the maintainence calories on this TDEE calculator:
/www.freedieting.com/calorie-calcula
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which i believe is the one you used. If you lower your calories you will lose..for a while. then it will stop...and for many of us your hair will begin falling out, your nails will get brittle, etc.
That said, I cant seem to get enough calories to reach my TDEE without feeling like a beached whale, so i do this:
under 20 grams total carbs
under 60 grams protein
the rest fat, untill i'm not uncomfortable but full.
some days i do hit TDEE, which for me is 2300 (haha i WAS a lumberjack..my degree is in forestry.) other days i cant get over 1800...but i never ever EVER go under 1500.
Please ask all the questions you need to..we will help all we can! So glad to have you with us!!

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2/2/18 10:40 A

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There are many, many ways of keto dieting. Congrats for getting through the first 3 & 1/2 weeks. Welcome to the team!!

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Hi and thanks for the reply :)

Using that calculator I get 2314 as my maintenance number, and 1814 calories for losing weight.

Hmm ok, this is higher than I'd thought. I am having trouble getting 1300 some days without getting too many carbs. Will look into fat bombs maybe.

Thanks for the advice about stalling, I will give it a go tomorrow! I have tried intermittent fasting before, I did the every-other day diet for a little while. Skipping breakfast sounds much more doable, but I guess that means I'd have to eat more, within an even smaller time frame! Not an issue I've ever encountered whilst dieting before!


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2/2/18 8:17 A

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Here is the site a lot of us use to determine how many calories we should be eating to maintain and to lose. https://tdeecalculator.net/ "Use the TDEE calculator to learn your Total Daily Energy Expenditure, a measure of how many calories you burn per day. This calculator will also display your BMI, BMR, Macros & many other useful statistics!"

As for the stall, this has happened to me as well. I find an intermittent fast really helps kick start the weight loss again. Try not eating anything after dinner and do not eat the next morning till about 11:00. Those few extra hours of not eating has always helped me beat a stall. There is lots of info on IF online, but you may want to check out Dr Ken Berry on YouTube. He has some amazing info on everything keto and health in general (he's a board certified family physician).



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2/2/18 5:15 A

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Hi everyone,

I'm Emilie, I'm new here, nice to meet everyone!

I am wondering if any of you have some advice for me.. I have been doing lchf for about three and a half weeks, I lost quite a bit of weight the first week and now it seems to have stalled. I'm not overly concerned about that because I feel really great, for the first time in probably years.

But I do have about 40 kg to lose and so of course I want the numbers on the scale to start go down. So I'm wondering if I'm eating right..

I have tried a couple of different calorie calculators to determine how many calories I should eat. I am 157 cm and weigh 104 kg atm. Some calculators said I should aim at 1517 calories a day to lose weight (this is about what I've been put on in other diet programs I've been on before), The sparkpeople recommendation was between 1300 and 1800, and the https://www.freedieting.com/calorie-calcul
ator says I should do 1830, which sounds really high? I put in that I excercise 3 times a week - I do 20 minutes of ddpyoga 3-5 times a week and it claims my maintenance calorie intake is 2317! That sounds really high to me, like what I should be eating if I was a lumberjack? So I'm confused.. am I not eating enough to lose weight or eating too much?
Maybe I'm missing something?


Also, the numbers I enter into "my nutrition goals" keep changing back to say I need like 120 carbs and max 40g of fat a day, is this happening to anyone else? I guess sparkpeople don't encourage keto.. :/ The macro goals I've set for myself is 126g fat, 76 g protein and 20g carbs.


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