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I started the IIFYM last week, prior to IIFYM I averaged about 800 cals, now its about 1000, and the IIFYM wants me at 1545 cals, 41 carbs, 191 Protein (!!), and a whopping 40g fiber! For about 2 weeks now I have really focused on weight training and I have *gained* 4 pounds, don't know what will happen now that I'm throwing higher cals etc. into the mix. I'm nowhere near IIFYM yet but still ...

I am so scared of eating a lot!

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This is just my personal experience, but I have recently been raising my calorie level, from 800-900 to 1000-1200. I was stalling way too much. I track all of my food on MFP, and follow those forums as well. I have been doing quite well in the last few weeks- made onderland and lost 2-3 lbs per week. I also am actually enjoying food and feeling pretty satisfied. I limit carbs to less than 100. I admit I don't get the recommended amount of Protein everyday, though. I don't drink shakes- haven't had one of those in a couple months. I exercise most days of the week- Zumba, swimming, elliptical, and walking. I think it can be really beneficial to increase your calories in a reasonable way. Also, eating like a "normal" person can help us in the long run to keep the weight off. Good luck everyone!!!

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I did not know slugs had the bone structure to get crippled. Lol. It would either have to be stepped on or salted, both which win the slug a Darwin award.

Self-salting slugs would seem so sad.

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Yes we got this. I figured first thing in the morning 24oz of Water along with 1 protien shake and start walking. And I will figure it out snack and lunch when I get back. We CAN and WILL do this! !!!

Do three cups of coffee count as my morning Water? :P

Ok I'm going to start thinking about exercise now.. And after a bit of thinking I might even start

:D

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Do three cups of coffee count as my morning Water? :P

Ok I'm going to start thinking about exercise now.. And after a bit of thinking I might even start

:D

I do not think you can count coffee as a daily Water source for the same reason you cannot count pop.

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The TDEE calculator said to consume 2062 calories with 1 gram of Protein per lb I weigh. Thats alot of Protein. 202 grams wow.

1g protein per pound is based on lean body weight. Use your height and factor a BMI of 21-23 that will get you close to your lean body weight.

Personally I think that 1g/lb is a bit high for anybody that is not a professional athlete, but I'll leave that one alone because though more than you need, it really won't hurt.

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Laura, forget about the hard stuff. You are doing great getting in more Protein. Just try to walk some every day and make it a habit. This is the easiest way to start. Try to go the same time every day. Start with 15 minutes a day if you can (or whatever length works for you), then up it each week by 5 minutes. Try to get to at least 30 minutes a day (you can do 15 in the morning and 15 in the evening). You will be amazed at the difference this will make. Always start small with doable things, then work up. I'm up to about an hour a day. I hate exercise, too.

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Laura you could buy this DVD for $9 on Amazon I believe and start there. There are 12 minute miles and 15. 5 different ones and you do whatever you want every day. It's how I started and I still do them. I can only finish about a mile and a half. I've been doing these DVDs off and on for 3 year

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Amytug - which DVD? I don't see a link or a title... pretty please?

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Hey Leeann I walked for about 15 minutes today..

Would of done more but I'm lazy and my husband had me on a wild goose chase with a car he wants to buy :(

Protein sucks so far too!

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I walked for about 30 minutes. Still working on Protein. Tomorrow will be better.

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1g Protein per pound is based on lean body weight. Use your height and factor a BMI of 21-23 that will get you close to your lean body weight.

Personally I think that 1g/lb is a bit high for anybody that is not a professional athlete' date=' but I'll leave that one alone because though more than you need, it really won't hurt.[/quote']

Hey Nadoue,

I like what OTR said up here.. Basing it on a slightly lower bmi I'm not sure what you bmi is but mine is no where near 21!

I can't believe that 150 g staring at me' date=' my math has to be wrong[/quote']

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