Start Weight:(24 Feb 13) 222.0 lb
Current Weight:(26 Jan 16) 222.0 lb
Goal Weight:175.0 lb
following: truematt's own diet
performance: losing 1.8 lb a week

FatSecret member since: 20 Jul 10

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Snack time????
eat some beef jerky. its delicious
posted 06 Apr 2011, 20:31
Before and After, anyone?
Wow, you ladies are lookin hot! Who's single?!? BWHAHA
posted 12 Jan 2011, 21:59
Anyone Fall off the wagon and lose track of how long it was?
yes! A break always helps. I'm not sure about a three month break but breaks are definitely good for numerous reasons.
posted 19 Nov 2010, 22:50
Spike Day
russellb97 wrote:
truematt wrote:
I would also look into Calorie Cycling. You know how to use the Google.

Calorie cycling only works for metabolism if you throw in a day or days of a calories surplus.
It's not like your body gets set on an exact calorie total. We don't have a built in calculator, and if you keep up with a deficit even a small ones, metabolism will get lower.



You're trying to lose weight. You have a consistent calorie deficit everyday and your body is going into "starvation mode".

I would think calorie cycling and taking a higher amount of calories for several days and letting your bosy gradually adjust to it, then going back to your deficit would be healthier than having a spike day and just jacking your body up wih a flood of calories all in one day.

What are your thoughts?
posted 18 Nov 2010, 10:34
3000 Calories? Really?!?
kingkeld wrote:

I am a big guy, 350 pounds. I want to lose 100 pounds to feel more comfortable with myself.
Now, I have set up everything here on Fatsecret and I am comfortable using the website, but I am a little concerned about my RDI.

Fatsecret claims that my RDI is 3000 calories. Really??? To me that sounds VERY high. When I watch what I eat, I usually end up between 1500 and 2000 calories per day - and I really find it weird that I supposedly need to almost DOUBLE that.

Does it sound right to you guys? I have re-calculated several times, but I get the same result every time.

This is frustrating, because I want to make sure I do this right. Of course, it is nice to be able to eat 3000 calories, but I really feel bad having to ADD food to a healthy diet just to lose weight. Makes no sense to me.

Can anyone help me understand this, and maybe elaborate?


I don't think FatSecret is off all that bad witht their RDI clculations. You gotta remember. If you weigh 350lb then you have to burn a lot of energy doing exercise and moving around.
Think about just standing up and holding up 350lbs. You need a lot of energy to fuel what it takes to do that.
As you lose weight and it takes less work to move your weight around then you will need less calories.
posted 17 Nov 2010, 17:48
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