Thank you very much! It took me two years to lose the bulk of it - fairly steady, but that's supposed to be the best way, lol. Have you recently started exercising? That could be one reason why you're weight hasn't moved much, as exercise tends to add some water weight. Plus at 1,400 calories your body is likely to be hanging onto its reserves, as it's very low, especially with exercise. It would be worth trying to up your intake. Obviously I can only speak from personal experience and what I've read over the last few years - we all have to find out what works for us personally! xxNas999 said:wow tracy!!! that is amazing! what an inspiration! I am just really struggling...yes i agree i feel i eat too less...but i find when i eat more...i dont lose anything for weeks?? my body is so messed up at the moment... ive trialed it out and done 2 weeks full of 1400cals...exercised almost everyday including swimming...and stayed the same weight for 2 weeks! Tracy if you dont mind me asking...how long did it take to lose that much?
Is the 2,033 your BMR or your TDEE? Your BMR is what your body needs to survive, basically if you were in a coma. TDEE is the one that takes into account your activity level. What I go by is to eat your BMR, so you would eat 2,000 a day to start with. If your body thinks it's being starved it won't want to give up its fat reserves, lol. xxHonestly sometimes i could sit and sob! i try so hard and more so after what has happened with my miscarriage.
I have 2 weetabix with semi skimmed milk for breakfast which is around 209cals.
for lunch ive been having soup and some ryvitta crackerbreads which totals around 250cals.
i have 2 pieces of fruit and sometimes a pack of french fries crisps as a treat (83cals). no cakes no other crisps no biccies and no full fat soft drinks!!!!!
Dinner is usually chicken stir frys or something healthy at least... i do sometimes eat upto 1400cals.
So...ive taken your advice tracy and checked my BMR which should be 2033cals to.maintain current weight... so my question lol....
Do you think i should be reducing 2033cals recommended by 500 and eat 1500-1700cals a day from your experience?
Also for the water weight i have read about water balance tabs and have bought some but dont know how good they are to be honest.
Gosh this weight loss bloody takes over your life!!