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Over the past 5 years I’ve steadily gained 40 pounds. The last 3 months I’ve gone back to basics and following the rules and abandoning the bad habits I’d developed.

question is how fast should I expect the weight to come back off? I’m down 15 pounds in 3 months. Stalling last 3 weeks

calories 800carb50 net carb 30

exercise 15-20 min a day?

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I think 1-2 pounds a week is ideal. More than that and it will come back quickly - it's not sustained.

Good luck.

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I use baritastic food app
No sodas no breads

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Lots of fresh salads with mixed lettuce broccoli cauliflower bell peppers
Boiled eggs or grilled chicken no dressings

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ValerieZ do you know where the problem is ? I use baritastic app for tracking and recipes
No sodas no bread

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This one

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Both of these groups are really good no nonsense groups
https://www.facebook.com/groups/269474063760393/?ref=share

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Be careful going too low with calories this far out. Our bodies go into starvation mode after awhile and will have to start burning muscle to run our basic functions because there aren't enough calories being consumed to keep us going (our brains need 300-600 calories by themselves!). After awhile, if we go "off" that super low calorie diet, our bodies freak out and hold on to all the extra because it doesn't know when we will feed it enough calories again. I wouldn't be going under 1200, especially if doing some sort of exercise.
You should figure out your basal metabolic rate (the number of calories my body burns if I stayed in bed all day and did nothing but breathe and blink) and eat about 300 calories under that to safely lose weight.
For example, I'm 5'7" and weigh 165, female 40 years old, and the calculator gives me a BMR of 1,500 calories. I don't count calories at 14 years out, but I must stay in a pretty good range because my weight is pretty stable.
https://www.active.com/fitness/calculators/bmr

~SW: 278 CW: 165~
RNY 1/5/2005
"What got you here won't get you there."

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2 hours ago, Amanda Dutton LPC said:

Be careful going too low with calories this far out. Our bodies go into starvation mode after awhile and will have to start burning muscle to run our basic functions because there aren't enough calories being consumed to keep us going (our brains need 300-600 calories by themselves!). After awhile, if we go "off" that super low calorie diet, our bodies freak out and hold on to all the extra because it doesn't know when we will feed it enough calories again. I wouldn't be going under 1200, especially if doing some sort of exercise.
You should figure out your basal metabolic rate (the number of calories my body burns if I stayed in bed all day and did nothing but breathe and blink) and eat about 300 calories under that to safely lose weight.
For example, I'm 5'7" and weigh 165, female 40 years old, and the calculator gives me a BMR of 1,500 calories. I don't count calories at 14 years out, but I must stay in a pretty good range because my weight is pretty stable.
https://www.active.com/fitness/calculators/bmr

~SW: 278 CW: 165~
RNY 1/5/2005
"What got you here won't get you there."

This is awesome information !

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This is awesome information !
I hope it helps! I feel like it's something that isn't shared enough.

~SW: 278 CW: 165~
RNY 1/5/2005
"What got you here won't get you there."

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