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Mfp question - 1200

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Not2bObvious Mon 21-Sep-15 11:52:05

Hi all. For those of you using mfp, is anyone managing to keep to 1200 a day, week in/week out. And if yes, are you managing to drop the 1-2 pounds a week?
For background I'm just struggling to drop weight despite a decent amount of exercise - 3 x bootcamp a week, mix of weights/strength/cardio, walking 40 mins 3 times a week plus a 4 mile walk 1-2 a week - but I just cannot keep the eating under control at around 1500 a day. I want to try be a bit tougher and drop down a bit. I'm around 5 4" and my weight is hovering around 12.4-12.6, I was just under 12 stone 2 months ago and in my head I still am.
Sorry for the long waffle, I just feel I'm at that point where I'll blink and I'll be 16 stone. I just want to move on sad

CultureSucksDownWords Mon 21-Sep-15 11:58:31

Yes, I generally tend to at the moment and have been for about a month now. Where do you find that you go over the limit - is it with the evening meal?

IMustEatMoreVeg Mon 21-Sep-15 11:59:50

Yes I do. I have been on 1200 since July and apart from about four binges where I ate approx 2000 calories I have stuck to it religiously. I do tend to eat back my exercise calories though so that is an extra 200 or so if I have walked my 10000 steps. I don't do any other exercise. I have my fitbit linked to mfp so it automatically updates my calorie allowance. Many days I don't walk that much though so I don't get extra calories and have to make do with 1200.

IMustEatMoreVeg Mon 21-Sep-15 12:16:29

One thing that helps me is a meme I saw on the Internet a while ago. It said 'eat for the body you want, not the body you have.'

I try to think 'well this is how a thin person eats. I eat like a thin person.' And I am on track to get to an interim goal by end of November which will give me a BMI of 23. I think my ultimate goal will be 7lb to a stone lower than this which will give me a BMI of 20. Then I will truly be a thin person. To get there and stay there I need to eat like a thin person. So I do.

OneBreathAfterAnother Mon 21-Sep-15 12:17:58

It gets easier if you stick to it. I cut down from around 1800 to 1200 using MFP and then stopped using it a few months ago, but tend to eat around 900 a day if left to my own devices.

Around 200 for breakfast if I bother, then 200 for lunch, and 500 for my evening meal. I walk 12,000 steps a day too, and try to go for a run.

It's hard, but you'll get there if you try.

Not2bObvious Mon 21-Sep-15 12:54:27

Thanks for the replies!
I'm a demon for evening munching, I have found in the past that if I allow enough Cals for an evening snack I'm satisfied with that. I'm also a bit of a binge'er if I have goodies in and these days I always do.
Right so, it's doable so now I just need to do it wink I've a break away in just under 3 weeks, if I can keep to this until then I'll be very very happy.
Yep, good idea to eat like a thin person! Thanks again

lilacclery Tue 22-Sep-15 08:56:04

I find it very difficult to stick to the 1200 calories having followed a healthy eating plan for 5+ years now and was eating a lot more than 1200 calories on that. Just checked back out of a month using it I've kept under the calories on 8 occasions. I haven't lost any weight yet but I weigh in this evening again. My shape has changed and has my awareness of food too.

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