Burning 1700 Calories a Day -> Still no Results

I'm looking for some advice. I walk dogs for a living and usually average about 35,000 steps and cycle between 15-36km a day (at about 22km/hr). That's about 1700 calories a day burned (according to google) + my metabolic rate, which my scale says is about 1300 a day. Even though I'm being quite careful with my diet on top of this (not limiting my eating, but limiting my junk food), I'm not seeing the progress I would hope. I've lost 7lbs in 4 weeks. What do I need to change to get maximize my loss? Do I need to increase or decrease my calorie intake? I usually average about 2000-2500 calories a day. Do I need to add in strength exercises? I can't understand how with all this activity 5 days a week (I only do 10,000 steps on days off), I'm not losing weight at a faster rate. Help!
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  • Kait_Dee
    Kait_Dee Posts: 171 Member
    Congrats on your weight loss to date! Keep going! <3
  • shockbishop
    shockbishop Posts: 37 Member
    1700 cal in exercise a day…and your here on a calorie counter app? Hell I can hardly eat that much as a hungry overweight man. Something not right here.
  • nooshi713
    nooshi713 Posts: 4,842 Member
    You are losing fast. Your expectations are unrealistic.
  • cwolfman13
    cwolfman13 Posts: 40,897 Member
    I'm looking for some advice. I walk dogs for a living and usually average about 35,000 steps and cycle between 15-36km a day (at about 22km/hr). That's about 1700 calories a day burned (according to google) + my metabolic rate, which my scale says is about 1300 a day. Even though I'm being quite careful with my diet on top of this (not limiting my eating, but limiting my junk food), I'm not seeing the progress I would hope. I've lost 7lbs in 4 weeks. What do I need to change to get maximize my loss? Do I need to increase or decrease my calorie intake? I usually average about 2000-2500 calories a day. Do I need to add in strength exercises? I can't understand how with all this activity 5 days a week (I only do 10,000 steps on days off), I'm not losing weight at a faster rate. Help!

    7 Lbs in 4 weeks is very fast...you have unrealistic expectations.
  • hesn92
    hesn92 Posts: 5,964 Member
    It sounds like you are doing the right things, 7lbs in 4 weeks is quite fast. Keep doing what you're doing
  • Seasonal_One
    Seasonal_One Posts: 39 Member
    Is this a humble brag? :):D
  • westrich20940
    westrich20940 Posts: 505 Member
    You literally don't need to do anything. You have lost more than a pound each week.

  • lynn_glenmont
    lynn_glenmont Posts: 9,432 Member
    You literally don't need to do anything. You have lost more than a pound each week.

    Or, if you're not obese, maybe eat more, because you could be losing weight faster than is advisable.
  • kshama2001
    kshama2001 Posts: 25,626 Member
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