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1000 cal/Day - Still not losing?

Tac0caTTac0caT Member, Premium Posts: 88 Member Member, Premium Posts: 88 Member
I have been losing weight fairy consistently over the last two months and for almost the last two weeks I haven’t budged an ounce. It’s really frustrating, I have stayed within/under my 1,000 calorie daily goal, and I either run or strength train 7 days a week. I track my calories and macros with this app and everything seems to be in order. So what am I doing wrong?? It’s beginning to feel useless! :(:'(

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  • CheekyChiq88CheekyChiq88 Member Posts: 108 Member Member Posts: 108 Member
    a friend once suggested a kitchen scale as weighing things out and being sure of portions...also is it possible your calorie deficit is too high...I would think you need more calories especially with all that activity. I'm no dr and I'm sure many others will have better more educated responses....just my thoughts
  • Tac0caTTac0caT Member, Premium Posts: 88 Member Member, Premium Posts: 88 Member
    a friend once suggested a kitchen scale as weighing things out and being sure of portions...also is it possible your calorie deficit is too high...I would think you need more calories especially with all that activity. I'm no dr and I'm sure many others will have better more educated responses....just my thoughts

    Yea! I use my kitchen scale religiously lol. I know some of my weightloss was just due to postpartum weightloss, but I still don’t feel it should have stopped dead in its tracks like this. Especially working out for atleast 30 mins 7 days a week and tracking my nutrition. 😔
  • Commander_KeenCommander_Keen Member Posts: 1,203 Member Member Posts: 1,203 Member
    What are you eating? Are you snacking and not logging?
  • Commander_KeenCommander_Keen Member Posts: 1,203 Member Member Posts: 1,203 Member
    Open your dairy.
  • Tac0caTTac0caT Member, Premium Posts: 88 Member Member, Premium Posts: 88 Member
    I’ve spoke with my doctor about a 1000 calorie diet and she seemed to think it was reasonable as long as I continued tracking essiental nutrients. I’m also not breastfeeding. :/
  • AdaMaraNmaAdaMaraNma Member Posts: 15 Member Member Posts: 15 Member
    Try increasing to at least 1250 - 1300 cals/day and see what happens in 2 weeks
  • JohnPaulEightyOneJohnPaulEightyOne Member Posts: 124 Member Member Posts: 124 Member
    Seems awfully low. Your metabolism might be slowing to a crawl. Going over a thousand calories now might put you in a surplus until your metabolism evens out again. Remember that the body likes to adapt for efficiency.
  • rheddmobilerheddmobile Member Posts: 5,606 Member Member Posts: 5,606 Member
    This is normal. Weight loss for many people is regular for the first few months, then hits a plateau and afterwards goes in fits and starts, with weeks of no scale loss followed by a “whoosh” that may be several pounds. The reason why has to do with how the body handles losing fat - fat cells are temporarily filled with water as fat is used, then the body eventually flushes the water.

    Two weeks is nothing, be patient and you will see a whoosh if you are really in a deficit. In the meantime, 1000 calories is too little for an active person. Don’t get spooked and drop your calories when you hit a plateau. Check your logging to be sure it is accurate, and carry on.
  • noobootsnooboots Member Posts: 479 Member Member Posts: 479 Member
    Tac0caT wrote: »
    I have been losing weight fairy consistently over the last two months and for almost the last two weeks I haven’t budged an ounce. It’s really frustrating, I have stayed within/under my 1,000 calorie daily goal, and I either run or strength train 7 days a week. I track my calories and macros with this app and everything seems to be in order. So what am I doing wrong?? It’s beginning to feel useless! :(:'(

    You must be tiny if that is your goal calories?

    In which case are you needing to lose anymore weight?

    If so, then 2 weeks stuck at one point isnt that unusual really. Try to carry on for another 2 weeks to see.
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