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nyprincess Mon 26-Sep-16 17:32:24


This is my first time posting here, I'm a little bit nervous😓 but I could do with a bit of advice if anyone would like to help me out.

I started losing weight in June due to some medication I was on, once I got my appetite back I decided to keep going with the weight loss and change my eating habits as well. So it wasn't a diet, more of a lifestyle change.

3 months on and I have lost 4stone and now happy with how I am, though I still have the flabby tummy to work on & toning up to do. I struggle to eat more than 1400 calories and everyone from my husband, family and doctor want me to eat at least 1900. When I put my details into a calorie checker for maintaining it comes back with varying numbers, anything between 1700-2100!! Surely I can't go from 1400 to 1700 and not put weight on? Does this sound right?

I'm not sure I can eat 1700+ physically or mentally, but if I know for sure that I won't put weight on , that would help.

Anyway, if anyone could be bothered to read this and understand it, I would appreciate any advice.

ootsideinbacktaefront Mon 26-Sep-16 17:35:16

I maintain on 1900 per day and i eat all my extra exercise calories, my weight hasn't budged in a year 😀

nyprincess Mon 26-Sep-16 17:56:37

Thanks for the reply 😃

So you can also eat the extra calories from exercising as well, so say I got 300 from doing a workout, that means I could potentially eat 1900+ 300.=2200? If I didn't eat the extra 300 would that mean technically I would only be eating 1600 then?

Sorry for all the questions, Google is so

ootsideinbacktaefront Mon 26-Sep-16 18:04:49

For me yes this works, i do have a very active job and life though. I don't put walking etc in though just my running. I do it over a week so i have a few really healthy days so that i can enjoy my weekends😀

nyprincess Mon 26-Sep-16 18:21:50

See I don't work, but I have started going out for long walks & added in some jogging, trying to get fit, I also do some strength exercises at home to to try and tone up.

So I think i will aim for around 1600/1700😨😰 and see how it goes for a couple of weeks. Ive got to go back to see my doctor in a couple of weeks and if I've lost any more weight he is going to

Thanks again for your help.😃

Dontyouopenthattrapdoor Tue 27-Sep-16 19:03:32

Why would he flip? What's your height and weight now?

nyprincess Thu 29-Sep-16 18:52:09

I see my doctor monthly for other health reasons and he was worried about the rapid weight loss, his words, so he weighed me and we talked about a few things and he said if I lost anymore by the next time I see him he would be very concerned and would want to refer me to someone.
I am 9st 5 and 5ft 6. I was 9.10 when I seen him at the beginning of this month.

grandmainmypocket Sun 02-Oct-16 00:11:19

Could you try eating some healthy things which are high in calories? Drizzle more olive oil on your salad.
100g nuts is 630 calories. That type of thing. Hope your health issues improve.

Out2pasture Sun 02-Oct-16 00:26:09

age and menopause will affect the amount of calories you can eat to maintain or gain weight.

absolutelynotfabulous Tue 04-Oct-16 20:56:20

Why does your doc want you to eat 1900cals? I'd think that would be a bit high for maintenance. (it is for me, anyhow).

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