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  • I'm 5'5" and between 130 and 150 I wear size 6 Lee jeans. But at 150 they are snug/have to be worked over my hips. At 130 they slide on easily. In-between, they take more or less 'work' lol. Over the past few years I've wavered between 150-130 (after losing 50 in 2014) and when the jeans become a good bit of work to put…
  • I also have about 10 pounds to reach goal. At this point accuracy is VERY important, and guess what: some days I put in more effort than others. I'm 5'5", 47, desk job. My total daily energy expenditure with walking a few miles a day is about 1750. (Lower if I move less.) I aim to consume around 1400-1500 most days, so…
  • I would say to set MFP to maintenance, and go with what you think your calorie target should be. If MFP tells you 1441 and you think 1360 is right, you'll just show a few calories remaining each day.
  • Can you try eating a little less on off days, and move those calories to your work days? Also evaluate if you have the right activity level selected - if not your calorie goal could be too low for your lifestyle. On your 12-16 hour work days, I would assume you are not sedentary. (Many people choose sedentary - not all of…
  • My guess: there is a temporary glitch in communication between MFP & Fitbit, not a problem with changing your Fitbit device. In the Fitbit app, does it seem to have a 'normal' # of calories burned for you thus far today? If that # seems low then maybe the Fitbit device is wonky. But otherwise, it is a communication between…
  • There is no right answer. It really depends on how you react to the scale. There are other things you can do besides using the scale to track progress. Buy a next size down pair of jeans and try them on the 1st of next month. If they don't fit yet, repeat the month later.
  • This is what I use. Max capacity is 33 pounds or 15 kg. It takes batteries but also can charge w/ usb. Which is nice, because looking for batteries when you're in the middle of making food is not fun. (And the scale function DOES work when it is charging.) Easy tare/set to 0 feature. Can toggle between pounds, ounces, kg,…
  • My best guesses: you may have set your activity level incorrectly, such as claiming sedentary when you're more active than that. Or you would need to 'log' your exercise which would increase the calories in your MFP allotment. You also not fit the 'average' mold and MFP uses numerical formulas for an 'average' person of…
  • How accurate is your logging? Do you use a food scale, enter your own recipes for accuracy? Make most of your own food? THere is NOTHING wrong with eating food made by restaurants, friends, family but it does increase the need to estimate. And estimating can have errors. If your BMR is 1675, then your total daily burn…
  • For recipes I highly recommend getting a high weight capacity scale. Mine: I can put my heaviest pan/pot full of food on the scale. I make note of the pan/pot weight in advance so then subtract that. Example: I made sloppy joes last week with 3 pounds 96% lean ground beef, 3 bell peppers, 2 white onions, 2 cups (544g)…
  • My kitchen must-have items include a food scale (high capacity, I think mine maxes at 33 pounds) that has grams as an option, tare function. AND a small dry erase board. When I'm cooking, I jot down notes about food items and weights. To make logging easy. (I tend to prelog then go back and edit to actual #s.) Same for…
  • Will eat for enjoyment when it comes to food traditions that are once or twice a year, and aim to still get in some level of basic activity each day. Will not worry about calories on those few occasions.
  • I have the Aria 2. I've had it a while, perhaps 3-4 years? I like that it syncs to my Fitbit profile, so I don't have to log weight. And I can easily look at my trends/history. It can be set for multiple profiles. If you have people in the household that are close in weight you'll need to pay attention that it assigns the…
  • This was easier before the recent forum update.
  • MyFitnessPal will not go more than a 1000 calorie daily deficit which translates to about 2 pounds per week loss rate. I've read - and I'm not a weight loss or medical professional - that one can aim to safely lose 1% of their body weight weekly, or 2 pounds whichever is greater. Because of where you're starting you could…
  • Try to disconnect feelings of good vs bad when it comes to food. There is no good food. There is no bad food. Food is fuel. Eating cookies is not bad. And in the overall scheme of things: even eating over your target calorie goal does not have to be a big deal. Having a few out of the ordinary days is fine. Even if you ate…
  • I would be open to a small MFP group or even a Facebook group/Messenger chat. For checking in daily, discussing food plans, activity plans for the day. But not a phone call.
  • When not feeling stressed: come up with a list of things non-food you can try when stress hits. Read a book. Take a shower. Go for a walk. Hit a punching bag. Write in a journal. Call a friend. Meditate/do yoga. Some ways to make snacking less tempting: brush your teeth, chew gum, hard candy, drink water. And then there is…
  • Look at ways to improve logging accuracy. Do you use a food scale? Create your own recipes to match the nutritional content of food you're eating at home? Track condiments, beverages, cooking oils? For times when you must estimate, you may want to estimate a slightly higher calorie content than you've been doing. If you…
  • If it 'fits' in your calories and you're not lacking other nutritional needs because of it, call it whatever you want.
  • Thanksgiving was less than a month ago. What was your weight 8 weeks ago? 4 weeks ago? Now. Are you within 1-2 pounds of the same # for each of those points? If so, take an honest look back on your logging. Did you log every meal, every day? Can you decrease the # of meals where you estimate, and increase the use of a food…
  • If the comment you receive seems positive or the person seems to mean well: say thanks. No need to elaborate. If it does not seem positive/well meaning your response should be: what a rude thing to say!
  • I have a cousin who credits Noom with helping her deal with some of the issues she has with food/eating/healthy body image issues. NOt sure if she still subscribes. Some people will have more confidence in a program they have to pay for - than in something that is based on logic & free.
  • I agree with the 1-2 month timeline. You should see some scale changes in that time. Be accurate & honest with your food logging. Be consistent with your weighins. Look for the trend over time.
  • A small dry erase board that is attached by magnet to the side of my fridge, and a set of dry erase markers that store in my utensil drawer. Makes it easy to jot down notes about ingredients, weights and such when cooking - so I can update or enter recipes in the recipe builder.
  • If you'd like a 'friend' here - our stats are similar. I'm 47, desk job but make the effort to walk some each day. (My target is 5k steps daily, but I really should increase it!) I'm around 140 and aiming for 130, at 5'5". I have similar views on carbs. I make an effort (usually) to get protein in, am cautious to not cut…
  • You're responding to an old thread - you may get more attention if you start a new one. Can you give info on your situation? My general response: 10 days is not enough to determine if this is not working. Starting out advice: set your Myfitnesspal profile for a realistic weight loss goal, and then accurately and honestly…
  • Improving your accuracy - using a food scale to spot check your estimations - seems like a good idea. The notation of '1 cup' or '1/4 cup' on solid food does not necessarily equal that amount when put into a measuring cup. I have no idea why the US uses 'cups' on solid food. If you check your regularly consumed items, you…
  • You have organs inside your body that take care of detox needs. I take it you need to lose weight and that is why you're here. Are there particular health issues in mind? If so that could help focus a starting point. Are you prediabetic, have high blood pressure, have joint pains? If those or any other medical priorities…
  • If you use a basic BMR/activity level estimator as a base range and the Apple watch readout as a high #, then your TDEE probably falls in the range of 2500-3100. *For the 2500 I used the standard BMR at sedentary and rounded down to the nearest 00. So my logic - because I like logic: Aim for calorie intake of 2000-2100. A…
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