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    Smile Hi,Newbie here :)

    Iv been a lurker on cc board as i was following weight watchers but decided to change to cc.Iv hit a rut with ww,i would lose a pound then gain it back again.I was strict about tracking and have been doing 30 day shred aswell as walking more but its kind of soul destroying knowing im doing everything right and still not really losing.
    Iv been using mfp app for a while and love it.Does anyone know if it automatically change your calories as you lose weight? And do you all just go with the calories it sets you?
    Iv got around 5st to lose (Eeek) going with that as a baseline as i start to look gaunt when get to a size 14, but maybe change goal once i get there
    Hope to be chatting to some of you soon



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    heyloo =]

    i dont use mfp but i used fatsecret before and it didnt change your set amount of calories as you lose weight but i could be wrong
    how you liking the 30 day shred? i have the dvd and have done it quite a few times need to get back into it and have also been walking more

    i have the same amount of weight to lose too so if you want a bud im here

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    Quote Originally Posted by metallicatz View Post
    Iv hit a rut with ww,i would lose a pound then gain it back again.I was strict about tracking and have been doing 30 day shred aswell as walking more but its kind of soul destroying knowing im doing everything right and still not really losing.
    So, you were following the diet but not losing weight? Weight watchers is, in my understanding, very similar to calorie counting except you have points which you have to add up instead of calories. Sometimes, even when you're 'following the plan', your weight will plateau for a while. It's not meaning anything is wrong, it's just a matter of being patient. With that in mind, be aware that exactly the same thing might happen by your calorie counting and you'll just have to be patient before it drops again. The two ways I can see that calorie counting might help you are: 1. You're doing something different so you 'feel' different doing it and therefore more productive and 2. You could up your calorie intake for a little while and then drop it down again to re-kick-start your metabolism (if you've been eating low calorie for a little while due to weight watchers, eating higher for a little while can ramp up your fat-burning capabilities). Other than that, it doesn't mean anything is wrong and you certainly don't have to see it as being in a rut or 'soul destroying'. Your soul is a powerful thing, I think it would take more than a few weeks of not losing weight to 'destroy' it

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    Hiya! Yes, MFP will recalculate your calories as you lose. I personally ignore the calories it tries to give me - I've always set my own level. But it's a fantastic tool for calorie tracking and I wouldn't be without it. xx





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