I eat about 1400 calories a day, mostly fruits, veggies, lean fish or chicken, small amount of whole grains and dairy. I work off about 350 calories on my exercise bike, drink lots of water and I fidget. I bounce my knees when I'm sitting, stand up and work at my desk, and make about a million trips to the bathroom a day because of all the water!! I lost 4 pounds my first week, 2 pounds the second, 1 pound the third, and 3 pounds the fourth,10 pounds total!! I've been using MFP for 2 weeks and daily tracking helps SOOO much.
i have a friend who lose about half a pound per day, that's at least 3 lbs a week. he did the HCG diet.
I lost 2 lbs per week for about the first 10 weeks of my weightloss. All I did was set my MFP profile to 'lose 2 lbs per week' and then ate the calories it told me to eat. No starving, I like food so I ate all that was allotted to me. After the first 10 lbs I also made an effort to start being more active (cleaned my house more, walked on the treadmill, etc). At that point I also started eating my exercise calories. Then eventually I moved on to adding more exercise to my day. No special foods other than just trying to make slightly better choices than I used to. Still ate carbs. Still ate frozen meals. Still had cereal and other various 'crap', just in moderation and along with those other slightly healthier choices. The main thing was sticking to the MFP given calorie goal.
I've been losing at least 2 a week for 9 weeks. My secrets:
I eat when I'm hungry...I eat between 1250-1700 calories each day
I drink water
I eat what I want.
I sleep at least 8 hours a night
I work out.
really, it's no secret...
One thing to remember about the scale that people tend to forget: Your scale doesn't know it's "weigh in" day, neither does your body, so if you aren't losing today, just keep what you're doing, it will come off eventually.
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