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Why is the site changing the calorie goals I set?



 
 
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SPARK_COACH_JEN
Posts: 55,627
4/20/12 2:06 P

You don't have much left to lose, so it's normal that your range went up a little. Staying towards the middle or top of your original range would still be about the same as the minimum of your current range, so you could aim for that for a while and see how it goes. Keep in mind that the last few pounds are the hardest to lose, so don't be surprised if it comes off very slowly.

Congrats on your progress!!

Coach Jen



TIME2BHEALTHY
Posts: 24
4/20/12 12:59 P

Ok, so I added to my fitness goals, but not that much. It went from a goal of burning about 650 a week to 900 week. Last October I started with 40 pounds to lose by April 26th. I'm close but still about 4-5 pounds to go. I'll miss the original goal, but that's ok. When I input my fitness info. Sarkpeople changes my calorie goal to something around 1450-1750. The thing I am wondering about is should I change my daily calorie intake to keep my metabolism up or should I stay at the 1200-1550 range to continue to lose? What I don't want to do is stall because my metabolism slows down. What do you think?



UNIDENT
Posts: 33,498
7/9/11 11:36 P

Your personal range is almost identical to the site's minimum range. If you set your goal date as close as the site will allow you to, for maximum loss, you and the site will agree on goals. Then it won't matter even if you do change something about your fitness and the site re-estimates your needs, as you'll both agree on 1200-1550. :)



THRICEBLESSED
Posts: 99
7/5/11 8:23 P

Actually it has changed several times when I haven't changed anything else, but so far today it has stayed at what I set.



SPARK_COACH_JEN
Posts: 55,627
7/5/11 2:15 P

Your calorie range is based on your current weight, goal weight, how long you've given yourself to lose the weight and how much exercise you're doing. So anytime you go into any of your goals to change one of those things, your range will default back to what SP has set for you. If you don't change any of that, the range should stay as you've set it.

Does that help?

Coach Jen



THRICEBLESSED
Posts: 99
7/5/11 11:21 A

I have manually adjusted my calorie goals for a range of 1200-1599. I have done this several times, yet almost every time I log in it has reset itself to read something like 1400-2070. I have been on this weight loss journey long enough to know that I can't lose weight eating 2000 calories a day!!! Anyway, I'm just wondering why it is changing after I manually adjust it, even if I haven't changed the weight or exercise routine?



 
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