Reducing calories?

dusti454
dusti454 Posts: 17 Member
How often should I reduce the calorie intake goal? I started 23 days ago. I've lost 10 lbs. Should I reset to keep losing?

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  • dusti454
    dusti454 Posts: 17 Member
    3 of those lb before I started mfp
  • annacole94
    annacole94 Posts: 997 Member
    You can re-run the goal setting to get your calories accurate to your current weight. You shouldn't aim for more than 1% of your current weight/week, and that's the upper end. If you're under 200 lb, 1 lb/week is much more pleasant.
  • seska422
    seska422 Posts: 3,218 Member
    edited April 2017
    The rule of thumb is to recalculate about every 10 pounds.

    What is your current calorie goal? You don't want to go so low that it's unsustainable for you or below 1200.

    I never adjusted my calorie intake downward. I just let my rate of loss get slower and slower.
  • shaneozouf
    shaneozouf Posts: 59 Member
    I think you should hit your goal, then re-evaluate it.
  • dusti454
    dusti454 Posts: 17 Member
    My calorie goal now is 1950.. I weigh 225 now with goal weight 155
  • seska422
    seska422 Posts: 3,218 Member
    dusti454 wrote: »
    My calorie goal now is 1950.. I weigh 225 now with goal weight 155
    If recalculating your calorie intake every 10 pounds or so sounds good to you, that's what I'd recommend.
  • jdog022
    jdog022 Posts: 695 Member
    I recalculated every ten as well. highly recommended
  • dusti454
    dusti454 Posts: 17 Member
    Thank you all..learning as I go!
  • extra_medium
    extra_medium Posts: 1,525 Member
    shaneozouf wrote: »
    I think you should hit your goal, then re-evaluate it.

    The problem is if you hit equilibrium before you hit your goal, your progress will stall and you'll come on the forums thinking you're in starvation mode.

    But as you update your weight in the app the calories should automatically adjust as you go.