Joined February 2011
Weight History

Start Weight
95.0 lb
Lost so far: 0 lb

Current Weight
95.0 lb
Performance: Steady

Goal Weight
90.0 lb
Still to go: 5.0 lb

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Where are you wieght loss????
Wish you well-ness. One pointer is to determine just how willing you are to commit to about 2-weeks of substituting good carbs for any and all useless and bad carbs, keeping to your 1,000 calories intake per day, and going no less than that. Going below your caloric needs based on your resting calorie burn deprives your body of necessary nutrients. You're setting yourself up really for initial weight loss, but as soon as you increase your calories to that which you will burn at rest, you will gain the weight back. Given your own needs, depending on height and health status, you could go to 1200 cal/day, and increase your exercise. You might want to check out substituting milk with soy milk with low sugar/fat content. As to the Protein shakes, what is the sugar content? Some of those shakes only have about 8 grams of Protein. While not for all, a combination of the Turbo Protein Diet (10-days) and Atkins recommendations (not a meat eater and no drastic cleansing) worked for me 8 years back. Exercise plays a huge part in maintaining, I've found through trial-and-error. Keep up the strength you have obviously found in yourself.
posted 09 Feb 2012, 11:55
Calories from food
how do I calculate my intake of FCP's as a percentage?

Fat Secret's peferences section charts that for you. You have to obtain the kind of info necessary for your goals, however, in order to determine over what period of time and how much fat loss you want to see - then you insert the caloric intake you need to reach your goal. For instance, if you've found 1900 calories per day is that number of calories, that's the number you insert into the preferences section. The book, Good Carbs, Bad Carbs includes percentages FCP of 30,40,30. Most such books maintain Protein at 30% though the FC can vary such as with the Atkins, Turbo-Protein Diet, Zone, Fit for Life, and Lean Body book/s and I only mention those as they are books I've read among others too numerous to recall.

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posted 09 Feb 2012, 11:10
Why am I gaining weight while restricting my calories?
Hope pointing you to a few books that helped me to sort through my losses and re-gains will be of help. I crafted my own diet around soy-protein drinks (low-fat, low or no sugar, and 0 carbs Vitamin World had a wonderful protein powder thankfully during this time, but it's off the market now). I was one of those able to use The Turbo-Protein Diet plan (a strict liquid diet) for 10 days and after that I tailored Atkins to my own plan which again included soy protein drinks, soy protein bars, and eggs, salmon, fruit, and vegetables. By far the best info I have found is contained in Dieter Markert's Turbo Protein Diet even if one doesn't use the recommended product. I really believe just by reading through that book and understanding the concepts presented, you will come to the same realizations I did. Among those, and I detect you already know this: walk more than 20 minutes a day or increase your level of activity in some other way. Make that a lifelong habit. I've also read many other books of note good carbs vs bad carbs by Maggie Greenwood-Robinson and Fit for Life by Harvey and Marilyn Diamond. I've read others as well but these I keep handy with Atkins. Good luck
posted 08 Mar 2011, 18:23
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