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rwilliam8302rwilliam8302 Posts: 2Member Member Posts: 2Member Member
I put in my weight and mfp says I should eat at 1200 isn’t that low how do you know that’s a good number. I have a lot of weight to lose

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  • LyndaBSSLyndaBSS Posts: 6,964Member, Premium Member Posts: 6,964Member, Premium Member
    What is your age, gender, starting weight, current weight and height?
  • Pamela_SuePamela_Sue Posts: 550Member Member Posts: 550Member Member
    MFP recommends the following weight loss per week:

    If you have 75+ lbs to lose 2 lbs/week is ideal
    If you have 40-75 lbs to lose 1.5 lbs/week is ideal
    If you have 25-40 lbs to lose 1 lb/week is ideal
    If you have 15-25 lbs to lose 0.5 to 1.0 lb/week is ideal
    If you have less than 15 lbs to lose 0.5 lb/week is ideal

    Without knowing your stats, you may have selected a weight loss rate that is too high. And as @LyndaBSS said above, if you provide your stats we can assist further.
  • rwilliam8302rwilliam8302 Posts: 2Member Member Posts: 2Member Member
    I’m not sure what to have my weight loss at
  • LiftNRiotLiftNRiot Posts: 466Member Member Posts: 466Member Member
    Start at the beginning
  • DanpDanp Posts: 1,503Member Member Posts: 1,503Member Member
    I’m not sure what to have my weight loss at

    Look at the chart in the post above this one.

    Determine how far above a healthy BMI are you currently and you'll know the approximate rate of loss to use.
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