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February 16, 2013 12:03 PM
How many cals are you on a day?

I tried 1500 and I lost for a while but then it kind of stopped, so I am going to try and up my calories to 1750 and see what happens.

Anyone else in the same boat want to add me? Curious to see other peoples diaries too. I hate salad so it hinders me a great deal :/


February 16, 2013 12:16 PM
I'm just gonna bump this for you by saying your BMR is 1712 wink
February 16, 2013 12:18 PM
same height started a bit diary is open..remember we all hit times when the weight loss stales..take measurments, chg up your diet ( my cals are set at 1700) an chg up exercise but most of all don't give up you will see it move again can do this girl
February 16, 2013 12:27 PM
I'm 5'7" and my BMR (average of 3 major formulas) is 1650ish . I am eating 1700 now at 183, at 210 I was eating around 1600.
February 16, 2013 12:35 PM
I'm 5ft 6 and started at 217. I originally started at 1800 cals net, ate back exercise calories. I lost slightly under 2 pounds a week average over the first few months.

I'm now set to 1540 per day and still losing. Took a bit of a break in January for various reasons but maintained at about 2000 a day.
February 16, 2013 12:43 PM
thank you!!!

Feel free to add me anyone :)
February 17, 2013 7:25 AM
February 17, 2013 8:09 AM
Do you use the MFP settings? because for my goal of 1 pound per week, and weighing 212 at 5.6, i am given 1600 ish calories a day (forget the actual number). not sure how everyone is getting 1700 or 1800 unless they are loosing 1/2 a pound a week!???
February 17, 2013 8:12 AM
I too get 1800 cals...but started heavier.
I am now 221 and get 1720...your BMR will change depending on what you tick for "activity"...whether active or sedentary, etc.
I am also 5'6". I would stay at your highest cals if you can...the only reason I went lower is b/c I had a 3 day binge of "not so good foods".
February 17, 2013 8:42 AM
With my BMR being 1719, eating 1750 should be ok, right? I made the mistake of undereating for a long time, but I wanna make sure I get it right now!


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