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Ms23 Sat 23-Nov-13 16:04:08

What are you eating? that might be the problem. I'm on 1200 a day and keep my meals light (around 300 each) and I have low calorie snacks in between (e.g. a banana, or some low cal crisps)

Choccy84 Sat 28-Sep-13 08:38:05

Thanks Stella, that sounds interesting. I think I'll google that and work out mine smile

stella69x Fri 27-Sep-13 19:26:46

Have you tried calculating your BMR (what your body would burn laid in bed all day just to keep functioning) and your TDEE (what you actually burn carrying out all your daily activities)?

To loose weight you need to eat less than TDEE but more than BMR. 1350 seems to low for a 5'9" 30y old.

I successfully lost from 13st 6lbs to my current weight of 9st by eating between 1500 & 1800 cal's. I'm 5'6" and 33.

Choccy84 Fri 27-Sep-13 19:03:43

Thank you so much. That's good advice. I think I'll try 1500 and see if I can stick to that :-)

TheArmadillo Fri 27-Sep-13 17:56:12

Up your calories then. That's what I do. Even a small increase to something like 1500 can help. Better to lose the weight slightly slower than not at all cos you can't stick to it.

Also make sure you are eating plenty of protein and enough fat as they will keep you feeling fuller for longer.

Judyandherdreamofhorses Fri 27-Sep-13 17:54:27

Try aiming to lose half a pound a week. My allowance is 1550 and it's fine. I am hungry sometimes, but not desperately so.

First time I've had to diet too. MFP has been really helpful for making me aware of how much the little things add up.

Choccy84 Fri 27-Sep-13 17:51:49

I've never been on a diet before - always been one of those people who could eat anything and never put on weight. Unfortunately though, now I'm nearly 30 this is no longer the case.

I'm 5 foot 9 and currently weight 10 stone 10. I know this is a healthy weight for my height but I'd like to get down to 10 stone so I can fit back in my clothes. I've been using MFP but finding it really hard to stick within the calorie limit. I feel hungry all the time. My daily limit is 1340 to lose a pound a week. Any advice?

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