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    too many calories?

    Signed up to Tesco diets last night and based on my height and weight (5ft8 and 14st2) it's given me a meal plan based on 1800 calories a day, and expects a loss of 2lbs per week, I'm concerned this is too many calories to achieve this?
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    I started dieting (not Tesco though) by having 1800 cals per day and found I didn't seem to drop the numbers on the scales, so I lowered the amount to 1400 and lost weight really impressively! Now I have lowered again because I have lost 7kg. Good luck Hun!

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    It's always best to start higher and see how it goes for a week or so. I started off losing on 1,800, but I had a lot more to lose. It's very much a case of trial and error. Good luck. xx

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    1800 sounds like a plan for a 1lb a week loss at your stats, although I'm losing 1lb per week on 2000+ so it can be done.

    Give the plan a try as it stands. And a try is at least 4 weeks! If it's not working lower your calories and give it another 4 weeks.

    At the end of the day, why pay for something to tell you what to do and then ignore it?
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    I'm just calorie counting. Nothing fancy. No rules other than don't go over your daily calorie limit.

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    I agree with stack head,

    If you go too hardcore from the start you'll pack it in.
    Try it and see how you go, as others have said you can always dial the calories back after a couple of weeks

    Good luck xo

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    It also has to do with what you eat (eg protein harder to store as fat than sugar) and how much exercise you do. I am aiming for between 1800-2000 cals a day, but run 5 days a week and don't eat back exercise calories. I also will stop if I'm full, so today I ate 1450, because that satisfied me. Tomorrow I'll probably be hungrier because I ran today and running tends to suppress my appetite.

    I don't pay any attention to calorie calculators. If I stop losing weight, I'll cut cals or up the exercise, but I like my food too much.
    My no sugar, no grain diary:

    Start weight: 13.0

    Week 1:

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