Joined January 2012
Weight History

Start Weight
143.0 lb
Lost so far: 32.0 lb

Current Weight
175.0 lb
Performance: gaining 1.7 lb a week

Goal Weight
130.0 lb
Still to go: 45.0 lb

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status: Completed
ended: 22 Oct 12
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I need some advice
The general rule of thumb is that you need 10 calories/lb to maintain (or get to) a weight without exercise. At 305 lbs, this means you are probably taking in about 3050 calories daily. A 2400 calorie diet is a 650 calorie deficit per day. It's still all about calories in versus calories out! There are 3500 calories/lb and a 2400 calorie diet would give you a weekly deficit of 4550 calories, which is just over a pound. Over time, you will need to decrease your caloric intake. As you lose weight, the calorie deficit will not be as much. To maintain your goal weight of 160 lbs, that will be about 1600 calories/day if you are not exercising. Good luck!
posted 01 Feb 2013, 17:34
Eat 5-6 low-fat meals a day!
posted 01 Feb 2013, 17:30
Trying hard with minimal to no results
Hi Brensmom12,
Try not to get discouraged! Losing weight is calories in, vs. calories out. Here is the basic math behind what you are doing: The body needs ~10 calories/lb to maintain (or get to) a certain weight without exercise. In your case with a goal of 150 lb, this means you will need to eat 1500 calories to get to and maintain that weight. HOWEVER, you are relatively close to your goal at 166.5. To maintain your current weight, you need 1665 calories/day. This means your daily calorie deficit is only 165 calories daily (1665-1500). A pound is 3500 calories, so to have enough of a calorie deficit to lose a pound it would take you about 21 days. (3500 cal/lb divided by 165 calorie deficit). Couple of options if you want to lose more quickly: Move your calorie intake down to 1300-1400 a day (I would not go much lower than this). Or...get to that gym! If you burn more calories exercising, that pound will come off more quickly! Hope this helps!
posted 01 Feb 2013, 06:51
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