Eating less but not loosing

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Quick question,
MFP gives me 2040 calories a day and i have been staying around 1500-1600 for weeks now. I have lost roughly 30lbs since the begining of April but lately i havent seen any change in the scale. I exercise everyday by either running, elliptical or weight lifting. Am i not eating enough calories or do you have any suggestions to help me keep loosing weight?

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  • TavistockToad
    TavistockToad Posts: 35,719 Member
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    Have you reset your cals after losing 30lbs?
  • malibu927
    malibu927 Posts: 17,565 Member
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    You've lost 30 pounds in under two months. How long has it been since you've lost weight?
  • tcrites2030
    tcrites2030 Posts: 5 Member
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    Have you reset your cals after losing 30lbs?

    yes I have entered in my weight every time I lost it
  • tcrites2030
    tcrites2030 Posts: 5 Member
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    malibu927 wrote: »
    You've lost 30 pounds in under two months. How long has it been since you've lost weight?

    almost a week since any movement on the scale
  • malibu927
    malibu927 Posts: 17,565 Member
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    malibu927 wrote: »
    You've lost 30 pounds in under two months. How long has it been since you've lost weight?

    almost a week since any movement on the scale

    Thats an unhealthy rate of loss and not losing for less than a week means nothing.

    This too. If MFP says you should be eating 2040 calories, you should be aiming for that amount.
  • SuzySunshine99
    SuzySunshine99 Posts: 2,984 Member
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    Weight loss is not linear...you may not lose consistently. Just stick with it.
    But, without knowing your stats or how much you have to lose, it looks like you lost a lot pretty quickly.
    If MFP is giving you 2,040 calories, that's what you should be eating. That number INCLUDES your calorie deficit. Depending on how much you have to lose, generally 2 pounds a week is considered a safe rate of loss. If you have less to lose, maybe only 1 pound a week.
  • PAV8888
    PAV8888 Posts: 13,743 Member
    edited May 2017
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    Generally 0.5% to 1% of bodyweight lost per week is considered a safe rate of loss.

    For people with a lot of available fat, who would be categorized as morbidly obese, a rate of up to 1.5% of bodyweight lost per week, may be acceptable while they remain morbidly obese.

    I would suggest that consistent losses that are faster than that can potentially have side effects, and should only be attempted if prescribed by a doctor and while under their care and supervision.

    People generally deal better with natural weight loss speed fluctuations when they use a trending weight app or web site to evaluate their weight level changes.
  • A_Rene86
    A_Rene86 Posts: 141 Member
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    Have you reset your cals after losing 30lbs?

    yes I have entered in my weight every time I lost it

    Have you updated your calorie goal though? Changing your weight won't automatically adjust it. Something to look into...

    But yeah, as the others said, too early to worry. Especially with such a substantial loss in the past 6/7 weeks.
  • kimny72
    kimny72 Posts: 16,013 Member
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    You have been losing weight at a very aggressive rate, that depending on your starting weight could be dangerously fast. Eat the calories MFP is giving you. It is perfectly normal to go a week or two with no loss.
  • Lillymoo01
    Lillymoo01 Posts: 2,865 Member
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    The best thing you can do is up your calorie intake to closer to what is recommended. Our bodies natural reaction is to slow down metabolism during weight loss as a means of survival. This dates back to the hunter gatherer times of our ancestors when food was not always available. Upping calories will tell your body that you are not in a famine and will start to speed up metabolism which will improve weight loss.

    Also remember that weight loss is not linear. You may go a week or two with little or no loss, or even a slight gain, and then lose a lot in a day or two.
  • malibu927
    malibu927 Posts: 17,565 Member
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    Lillymoo01 wrote: »
    The best thing you can do is up your calorie intake to closer to what is recommended. Our bodies natural reaction is to slow down metabolism during weight loss as a means of survival. This dates back to the hunter gatherer times of our ancestors when food was not always available. Upping calories will tell your body that you are not in a famine and will start to speed up metabolism which will improve weight loss.

    Also remember that weight loss is not linear. You may go a week or two with little or no loss, or even a slight gain, and then lose a lot in a day or two.

    It takes a long period of dieting for metabolic adaptation to occur, and since the OP is female I doubt that would be happening at 1500 calories
  • tcrites2030
    tcrites2030 Posts: 5 Member
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    A_Rene86 wrote: »
    Have you reset your cals after losing 30lbs?

    yes I have entered in my weight every time I lost it

    Have you updated your calorie goal though? Changing your weight won't automatically adjust it. Something to look into...

    But yeah, as the others said, too early to worry. Especially with such a substantial loss in the past 6/7 weeks.

    how do I update my calorie goal?