.5 or 1lb?

I’m starting again and was wondering how you figured if you wanted to shed .5 or 1 pound a week? Do you focus more on the calories you are eating or the ones you might be losing during the day or exercising? (I also have my Fitbit connected with a goal of 10,000-15,000 steps a day.)


  • TavistockToad
    TavistockToad Posts: 35,720 Member
    Depends how much you have to lose?
  • shadow2soul
    shadow2soul Posts: 7,693 Member
    edited October 2018
    For me it has come down to how much of a deficit can I manage.
    I am at a healthy weight for my height and even a 250 calorie deficit has been proving to be difficult. Since I can’t manage to stay with it for more than a few days at a time, I have only been losing about 0.2lbs per week.

    I actually recently made the decision to try having a maintenance break and then switching to a 5% deficit for a bit.
  • WinoGelato
    WinoGelato Posts: 13,455 Member
    How much weight are you trying to lose?

    If you have your FitBit synced and you typically achieve the 10-15k goal make sure your activity level reflects that step count - it isn’t Sedentary.

    You should set it appropriately, enable negative adjustments, AND eat back calorie adjustments if you log accurately.