I exercise everyday for at least an hour and 20 mins. I am female, 34, stay at home housewife and mom, weigh 220 , 5 ft 2 in. My first goal is 175-180 by my birthday nov 13 1977. I don't want to sabotage my weight loss by eating to little...that sounds crazy to say! Before April 4th I got no exercise and ate 4000-7500 calories a day I am sure I drank at least 1 two liter of DrPepper a day and could eat 8 slices of pizza at one setting. Someone please help!! This is my second week on CC. But I started trying to watch my calories and get some exercise about a month ago. Lost nothing so far but I look to be smaller.
*****Oh I forgot to say that my calorie intake is about 1350 a day and my net cals are anywhere from - 900 to -1700 I would say. *****
No, but you certainly are spamming enough.
I find the best loss is a net deficit of -500 to -800 a day...
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Calculate your approximate BMR and never eat below that. That way, you can better avoid eating too little. The more you burn, the more calories you add. A deficit greater than -1000 isn't typically recommended.
Here's an example. I'm 5'3 and used to weight 220 also. I maintained on 2300 calories a day, without exercise. When I exercised, my maintenance was anywhere from 2700-3500 calories. My BMR was around 1780. I ate between 1900-2400 calories, depending on my activity and maintained a deficit between 750-1000.
Sorry I just wanted more comments from a few people. i am afraid I am doing this all wrong......wallowing in self pitty right now. Thanks everyone for your comments.
If you actually dropped your eating from 4,000 - 7,500 to 1,350 level n added exercise you should have lost weight in one month. I'd suggest you check again what you eat. Count calories on everything you eat you are probably not counting something you think is not relevant. For example you may be snaking on peanuts. Just a little bit so noting to worry about. 100 gms of peanuts = 615 calories.
Ensure you are eating at your BMR n walk 30 min a day to start with n you will lose weight.