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Old 11-28-2006, 05:35 PM   #1
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1500 to 1700 cals?

I've lost 40 lbs already, but would like to drop about 25 more to get down to around 150 lbs... I was eating about 1200 cals per day and seeing fast results... Lately I find I'm too hungry to do that! I don't count exactly, but I generally end up between 1500 and 1700 cals per day... I have been seeing a weight loss of about 1 lb per week... Is 1500 to 1700 cals per day too high? Will I keep seeing a weight loss?

I'm a 24 yr old, fairly active female. I currently weigh 175 lbs, and have a large fairly muscular build. I go to the gym for between 25 and 45 minutes per day for cardio, and three 'body sculpt' classes per week.

 
Old 11-29-2006, 02:21 PM   #2
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Re: 1500 to 1700 cals?

Hi Kes,

Speaking from my own experience I found 1200 calories too limited for a daily basis. It's hard to get in all the healthy foods you should eat plus a little snack that you might want too. I found that I can do about 1400 calories a day and still lose weight. I also find that getting enough sleep helps with the water weight loss. (Although it's only water weight and not fat it's still annoying to see the scale move upwards when you're trying to go the other way There's also a hormone called leptin that plays a part in appetite control and without enough sleep your body doesn't seem to have enough leptin so you tend to eat more. You want to drink enough water too to flush all the metabolic wastes from your system. I also generally walk 5 or 6 days weather permitting or go to the gym for cardio in bad weather. At the gym I generally do about 45 min of cardio and try to stay mostly in the fat burning zone rather than really push it for the endurance cardio. I alternate between the treadmill and elliptical for variety and I think the body likes to get a variety of different types of cardio activity when it can. I do weight training 4 days alternating upper and lower but I am a definite beginner in that. With what I do, I find I don't really have a steady weight loss each week. Some weeks I might lose 3 pounds, some weeks 1.pound and sometimes I may be neutral or even gain half a pound however when it all averages out it turns out to be about 6-8 pounds a month.

I would suggest you experiment a little, go slow and add 300 calories to your diet and do a min of 45 min cardio and see how that works. Look at your diet and see if you want to change the timing of meals, eat bigger meals earlier, eat less at night, eat more frequent smaller meals or eat less of certain foods you currently eat. See what works for you. Most of all weight loss takes a lot of patience, it seems like forever somtimes but hopefully all the effort will be worth it. Good luck

 
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Old 11-29-2006, 05:38 PM   #3
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Re: 1500 to 1700 cals?

Thanks! That's what I'm trying. Mine isn't really consistent loss either, but same thing... It's about 6 or 7 lbs per month. I'm just starting to increase my gym time.

 
Old 11-30-2006, 08:21 AM   #4
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Re: 1500 to 1700 cals?

ks,

I would keep to the 1500-1700 calories/day and enjoy the pound a week weight loss as long as it continues. It will then go to a pound every TWO weeks...perfectly fine. The lighter you get the less you need.

When you finally get near your goal VERY SLOWLY, you may have to pare off some more calories (or not.) Somewhere in this progression you will discover exactly what your maintenace calories are and then stick with that forever (or at least till increasing age makes you pare off another 100.)

Something like 1500-1700 calories FOREVER seems reasonable to me.

 
Old 12-01-2006, 08:35 AM   #5
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Re: 1500 to 1700 cals?

Thanks for your replies... It is slow going, but it is something I can stick to, which I think is most important to me for now... I did loose about 2 lbs this week, which is great! Hopefully I can keep this up...

 
Old 12-01-2006, 12:19 PM   #6
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Re: 1500 to 1700 cals?

ks,
Lenin is right, actually the one or two lbs a week or bi-weekly is better because you don't won't to lose to fast.
If you do a little more exercise and keep doing what your doing 1500 1700 calories that should be fine,.
For a person thats morbid obease(excuse me I hate them words) then the 1200 calories is what they should aim for and as they tend to lose the weight then gradually go higher on the calories along with a good work out once a day.

 
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