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  • v TCHNCRFT
    Hi,
    I saw your posting on the thread "How did u finally get it?" which led me here. emoticon

    You said you've been tracking your food for a while and not seeing a real difference. Could I suggest that you cut back your calories a bit? I originally was using 1500 as my limit and nothing much was happening. I experimented with lowering it by 50 calories a day for a couple weeks, then another 50 calories for another period of time. I found that 1300-1350 is where I need to be to lose at a reasonable rate.

    There are plenty of times when I go over that limit and I just "coast" at my present weight for a while, but when I'm ready to lose more, I have a number to use as a guide.

    There are SO many variables that affect how quickly we lose weight and calories are just a part of that, so your results will probably be different. But cutting back on calories does seem worth a try.
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    Good luck!
    1140 days ago
  • v GINGERVISTA
    Never been a Dead-Head; theme of the race just happens to favor that & always has colorful tie-dyes. emoticon
    1220 days ago
  • v LVSOCIALDIVA
    Yes. I am a low carber because of my diabetes, so my plan is as follows:

    1 Medical food (such as a whey protein shake)
    2 fruit
    1 grain
    3 protein (3 oz ea)
    2 legume or starchy vegetables (hummus, nuts, corn, peas)
    4 healthy fats (i cook with olive oil and use almond butter in my protein shakes)
    5 vegetables (but these are unlimited)
    1 dairy
    15 gummi bears (she gave me one "crutch food" to look forward to each day.

    The choices are similar to those on South Beach; lean meats, green leafy vegetables, lower carb fruits.
    With this plan, my fiber has shot up 10g, that is why I feel stuffed.
    Even the 95oz of water isn't tough when I drink 24oz at a time with each meal and snacks.

    Good luck.

    Please share your results after your test.


    1249 days ago