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  • The activity level you have now since it gives you your calorie goal also for now. And if there are changes, you update when it happens. Mind you, MFP's activity level is meant to reflect only non exercise daily activity (job, commute, house chores etc) and then exercise should be logged separately. So whatever plan your…
    in Activity level Comment by Lietchi 8:56AM
  • Some low fat products can have extra sugars added for flavor, but personally I haven't seen that be true for Greek yogurt, or certainly not for the brands I've seen in my supermarket. Just check the ingredients like you're doing now 🙂
  • Your activity level should not include exercise (since exercise should be logged separately). Your activity level should include: your job and any other daily non exercise activity such as your commute, chores, hobbies, children and pets to take care of,...
  • Not saying the comment was helpful, but perhaps it was triggered by the 'feeling stuck' comment (finding new videos is unlikely to change that). Unfortunately I don't use exercise videos, so I can't really recommend anything. The only thing I can recommend (from hearing about them repeatedly) are Leslie Sansone's walking…
  • Your question is kind of broad, so I'm not sure what type of advice you're looking for. I would recommend: - using the tare function on your scale. For example: put jar of peanut butter on the scale, press the tare button, scoop out peanut butter and spread on your bread, put the jar back on the scale, the negative number…
    in Tracking Food Comment by Lietchi May 27
  • Calculating your deficit is simple: - your total calorie burn as per Fitbit (total calories for the day, not just 'active calories' or whatever words fitbit might use) - minus your food intake That's your theoretic deficit, since fitbit is using population averages to estimate your calorie burn and you may or may not fit…
  • How long has it been? Exercise can cause water retention, masking fat loss on the scale, especially when the exercise is new.
  • I think you're confusing two things: - skin tone: whether or not you have loose skin is impossible to know beforehand. I think losing more slowly rather than quickly helps, but a lot of it is genetic/personal. You also have age on your side. Not knowing how much weight you have to lose, makes it even harder to predict…
  • You can put in fractions of whatever unit is available e.g. 0.6 servings. Sometimes it's easier to just look for another entry on the database for the same foods but with more units available e.g. grams instead of servings.
  • Nah, not a squirrel, sounds more like a cat 😁
  • You just need patience. You can't target where fat comes off, you just need to lose fat overall and your body will decide where it comes off - often the areas we're most insecure about will be later than we wish, but partielle will get you to a better place. It's normal to feel insecure and have doubts, I think many of us…
  • Your goal weight doesn't really do anything particular (it doesn't influence your calorie goal , you can just a put a provisional goal and reassess along the way. If you want to lose fat, choose a rate of loss. Generally, aiming for 0.5-1% of bodyweight per week is recommended - without knowing anything about you it's hard…
  • There is a weekly view in the app, just go to the diary and then tap on the little pie chart icon and select 'week view'.
    in Weekly Total Comment by Lietchi May 24
  • Personally, I eat ALL of my exercise calories. And more, even. But that's because months and months of tracking have shown me that my Garmin underestimates my calorie burn, in general and for running specifically (but it overestimates for walking, which I do less frequently). I usually exercise before dinner, so I have…
  • Beware, beware, US and UK (imperial) pints are not the same :smile: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pint
  • As someone who has lost 75lbs, my advice is: You're in it for the long haul, both losing the weight and subsequently keeping it off. Stay away from the temptation to 'go hard and get it over with'. Motivation is overrated, you need to build new habits and that's something that is usually better done gradually. So start by…
  • Welcome! So, tell us a little about yourself and what you're looking for and perhaps we can help :smile: First and foremost, I recommend reading the stickied posts at the top of each subforum, lots of useful info there.
  • There's nothing to be depressed about when you've lost 23lbs in 16 weeks. So perhaps focus on the great progress you've made, instead of some unreliable prediction? The numbers could be off because of an underestimation of your food intake, an overestimation of your exercise calories and/or because your metabolism isn't…
  • In my experience: no, MFP does not update the calorie goal automatically. If you go to the goal setup, change your weight loss rate setting and/or activity rate setting and then change them back again. That should be enough to get an updated goal. That being said, 16lbs in 3 weeks is insanely fast. Having a 'whoosh' in the…
  • The idea is to change your habits long-term, to lose the weight AND keep it off. In that perspective, I think it's best to start slow. If you just log your food intake as it is now, without trying to lose weight, for a week or so, you might already see some areas where you can make simple changes. It really depends on your…
  • You scroll down to 'Leave a comment'. Or if you want to quote someone, there's a quote option underneath each post, which will put that quote in the Leave a Comment field - make sure to enter your own reply outside of the bracketed quote.
  • I'd like to add that even the sedentary activity level on MFP includes a base level of activity. So I would suggest not logging all of your steps (if you use your device throughout the entire day), perhaps subtract 3000 or so.
    in Manual steps Comment by Lietchi May 22
  • What you're doing is called intermittent fasting. If it helps you to stay within your calorie goal, good for you. However, losing 200gr a day would be 1.4kg per week. Even the 1kg per week you mentioned seems too much to me to be healthy: it's way beyond the 0.5-1% of bodyweight per week that is generally recommended as a…
  • It really is a 'classic' situation we see here often: people frustrated because they aren't losing weight, because they have started a new exercise routine when they started their weight loss journey. Exercise often leads to water retention for muscle repair, masking fat loss on the scale. Solution: - patience - use other…
  • If you're losing 2 lbs a week eating 1200 calories, but you find it hard, the solution is easy: eat 1700 calories a day to lose 1lb a week. Faster weight loss is not necessarily better weight loss. Slow it down, take the time to learn new habits and plan for maintenance. As you get lighter, you should slow it down anyway,…
  • No, that's not correct. 1800 could be a good number for you, or a bad one, depending on your height, age, sex, non-exercise activity and exercise activity, elements that this too basic formula isn't taking into account. Have you set up your profile on MFP and entered your personal stats?
  • That will be very individual, depending on age, speed of loss, if you have lost a lot of weight before and most of all individual disposition. I lost from 94kg to currently 60kg and while I consider myself to have 'horrible' skin generally (very prone to stretch marks for example, not very resilient at all) and I do have…
    in HELLO Comment by Lietchi May 21
  • Welcome! 1lb a week sounds like a sensible goal (not reaching to lose as fast as possible like some others that we see here). It might be helpful to know that even if you go above your calorie goal, you might still be in a deficit: mind for 1lb a week, means your calorie goal is 500kcal below maintenance. So even eating…
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