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  • My Fitbit charge 2 recognizes elliptical workouts quite happily. I also get increased burns when I'm lifting that tie in with my (very rough) calculations for how much extra I should be burning. It just needs to be switched to the correct mode for the duration. (I know a lot of people have issues with Fitbits but mine is…
  • Most people around me know, it's pretty obvious as I'm down 4 sizes. I'm open with my food habits at work and I'd say I have "supportive" coworkers (one let me weigh her slice of cake last week as I'd scoffed mine, of roughly the same size, without thinking before doing so - a crap estimate is better than a wild guess, I…
  • I teach for a living. Cutting out coffee would lead to a very real safety issue for the children around me.
  • Mathematically it bothers me to but I also overestimate my food. :/ There's a weird logic to me in that I also have my Fitbit synched and I know it overestimates calorie burns (from data over several months where I was logging accurately) slightly. I don't like deliberately leaving calories on the table from exercise as I…
  • It's water. Natural fluctuations.
  • I had a diet break after 7 months of restricting calories It was hard at first (I kept wanting to eat deliberately low amounts that stay in my calories) but for the second week I found it much easier and really enjoyed it. My weight shot up (I'd imagine lots of extra water weight) but I found losing again afterwards much…
  • I didn't buy any new clothes until I was two sizes down. I got rid of everything that was too big (bar one top that looks brilliant now when it's belted or tucked in and a pair of jeans that must have shrunk) by donating it. I gained weight without noticing because it was easier. Now I will definitely notice if my clothes…
  • It kind of does though, right? I use the nutrition tab on weekly view and go by the "net calories under weekly goal" figure as my guide. Some quick mental maths to make sure I'm not leaving myself with too few calories and I'm set. Of course I tend to eat heavily at the weekend which helps. Right now I'm looking at 4000…
  • This is my experience too, it works for me. If I start eating small meals I'll snack and graze all day and by the end of it I'm ravenous. For me if I'm not in "eating mode" food doesn't really cross my mind.
  • I'm rarely properly hungry, but I do find once the idea of food is in my head I'll keep grazing and grazing - I tend to end up eating one meal a day just because it works out that way by having a massive lunch (I eat at work and it's all pre plated) - in the evening I'm not in "food mode" so I don't really think about it.…
  • D'oh, wrong thread. Nothing to see here.
  • I took a diet break after 7 months in deficit, happily it coincided with friends in from out of town and a spa weekend. I actually really didn't want to take a break - well I wanted to have the extra calories and more relaxed attitude but I didn't want to "lose my progress" and I actually found it really hard for the first…
  • But how does that make you stick with anything in the long term? I am genuinely baffled.
  • If I drank six juices per day I'd never leave the toilet. Is that what it means by cleanse?
  • The zombie thread makes my head hurt, I wondered why all the hinting at starvation mode posts hadn't been "woo"ed :/ Good to see the quality of advice has drastically improved over the last six years.
  • How many jump starts are you needing to do? That doesn't exactly sound sustainable in the long run. If my car kept needing jump starting I'd trade it in for one that actually worked.
  • MFP gives you enough calories to lose weight even without exercise. If you do exercise you are burning more calories than expected so you should log the exercise and eat those calories given to you on top of you normal daily allowance. Eg I get 1200 calories a day, today I earned 500 calories through steps and exercise so…
  • Actually I think that's one of the best posts I've read on MFP - when I was fat (and I finally think I no longer am) it was because I genuinely acted like a kid with food - I'd only eat precisely what I wanted (oh there's "nothing to eat" despite having stocked fridge, freezer and cupboards, so I guess I'll have to order…
  • When I'm stressed I don't eat and tend to self medicate with alcohol. Bad combo.
  • I used to eat two desserts whenever I went out to eat, seriously - I'm known for it. Two entire desserts, after a full meal including starter and cocktails. A quick snack getting in from work would be a huge bag of mini eggs or one of the big sharer cadburys bag. Or an entire chocolate orange. Or two packs of Oreos. My…
  • So maybe you're just done losing weight? How did you chose your goal weight? It sounds like you've lost the weight you want to lose and you're happy with what you've achieved. Why not switch to maintenance for a while? You'll need to eat at maintenance eventually anyway so view it as practise. A break may reignite your…
  • It gives you a smaller deficit - 1lb per week is 500 calories a day below maintenance, 2lbs per week is 1000 calories a day below maintenance. 2lbs per week isn't always sustainable some numbers as an example: At my current height and weight my maintenance is 1710 so losing at a rate of 1lb per week gives me 1210 calories…
  • I have never experienced anyone attempting to give me health/fitness/diet advice. I understand it happens a lot from reading the forums, but evidently not to me.
  • When I felt that way I took a diet break, I wanted to preserve the psychology of "eating at a deficit works" as I knew my lazy logging was going to make it seem like I was making no progress.
  • Mine is 1200 for 1lb per week and sedantary, I prefer to let Fitbit sort out my calorie adjustment as the data has shown it works accurately for me. I don't feel restricted at all as most days I get 500 or so extra calories to eat, it works great for me.
  • I eat all the calories my Fitbit gives me and only lose slightly below schedule (0.9lbs per week rather than 1lb on average) but that could quote easily be due to logging errors and overall I'm happy with that for a simple life. All you can do is try it out and base any adjustments on real data - I use a trending weight…
  • Im usually more hungry on rest days and rarely manage to eat all my calories on days I workout - because of this I take a weekly overview of calories, as long as I'm under my weekly calorie goal I'm not fussed about how my calories are spread throughout the week. This also allows me to eat more at weekends without feeling…
  • This is what I do, my activity levels vary wildly from day to day and my hunger rarely matches up with that. I tend to eat slightly less and exercise more over the week and then eat more calories at the weekend. I weigh every day but use a trending app to iron out the fluctuations.
  • The app gives me 1200 for 1lb per week (I'm on a full diet break atm but fully considering switching down to .5lbs per week as I "only" have 25lbs left to go). Fitbit has been my saviour as the extra calories from daily activity give me loads of motivation to be more generally active - personally I find that works better…
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