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  • J72FITJ72FIT Member Posts: 5,719 Member Member Posts: 5,719 Member
    ninerbuff wrote: »
    kshama2001 wrote: »
    That 1200 or 1500 calorie number is not absolute -- you can change it.

    While you can't control your BMR (driven by your age, height, weight -- for today), you are completely in control of your TDEE each day (based on how much you move.)

    I'm short for a guy and older (54). Maintenance for my current stats is 1,911. I'm eating ~2000 calories per day and losing over 1 - 1.5 lbs per week. How am I able to do that ? I'm not sedentary. Want a bigger budget, move more.

    Yes, a few years back at Thanksgiving a guest marveled at my skinny 81 year old mother's "metabolism" when she saw how much she was eating. Her size has nothing to do with her metabolism - she is super active, sometimes skips meals, and eats a lot of foods that are low calorie dense / high volume.
    I'm notorious for gorging at family parties. Our parties are usually at least 6 hours long and I'm around food almost that whole time. I always get "how can you eat that much and still not have a fat belly?" I'll usually put away 4,000 to 5,000 cals that day. No matter how many times I repeat the answer, my family seems to think I eat that way all the time.

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    And this brings me back to my original comment that it's a marathon, not a sprint...
  • LoveyCharLoveyChar Member Posts: 2,961 Member Member Posts: 2,961 Member
    ninerbuff wrote: »
    Personally, I like the "Slim slow" plan myself. And it's free.


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    Good plan...we agree...
  • dragon_girl26dragon_girl26 Member Posts: 2,042 Member Member Posts: 2,042 Member
    PixieKazza wrote: »
    End of week 1. Lost 3lbs. Managed a couple of yoga and cardio workouts as well as a 50min walk most lunchtimes. Weather is improving and evenings are getting lighter so hoping to get out for longer walks after work soon. Spring is on it's way :-)

    Yay...I think nearly everyone's ready for spring this year...time for some green and warm weather! I'm ready to get out and ride my bicycle!
    Congrats on your week 1 loss, OP.
  • PixieKazzaPixieKazza Member Posts: 23 Member Member Posts: 23 Member

    Yay...I think nearly everyone's ready for spring this year...time for some green and warm weather! I'm ready to get out and ride my bicycle!
    Congrats on your week 1 loss, OP.

    Thank you, it's a good start :-) hope you manage to get out on your bike soon!
  • Theo166Theo166 Member, Premium Posts: 2,418 Member Member, Premium Posts: 2,418 Member
    How does using shakes eliminate the need to calorie count every meal?
    I think logging your food is essential, at least until you have a good rhythm and are getting the results you expect.

    A lot of people use protein or other shakes to hit their goals, I would suggest just not to overdo it. I like to keep some protein bars or shakes handy, they prevent me from doing fast food in a pinch when I have nothing else prepared.
  • tinkerbellang83tinkerbellang83 Member, Premium Posts: 8,568 Member Member, Premium Posts: 8,568 Member
    Theo166 wrote: »
    How does using shakes eliminate the need to calorie count every meal?
    I think logging your food is essential, at least until you have a good rhythm and are getting the results you expect.

    A lot of people use protein or other shakes to hit their goals, I would suggest just not to overdo it. I like to keep some protein bars or shakes handy, they prevent me from doing fast food in a pinch when I have nothing else prepared.

    To be fair calories count for weight loss but it's not essential for everyone to count calories. I could quite easily lose weight these days without calorie counting but I log to review satiety, macro ratios and to monitor for symptoms of reflux.

    OP is not new to calorie counting so probably has a reasonable enough grasp of what her calorie intake by now.
  • PixieKazzaPixieKazza Member Posts: 23 Member Member Posts: 23 Member
    I am using MFP to keep myself within my calorie goal. I'm enjoying the Vitality shakes and meal bars, also eating fruit or veg as my snacks. It saves me measuring out every meal. I'm also trying out some of the Slim Fast main meal recipies which is helping my motivation to cook properly - one of my lockdown ennui downfalls!
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