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  • Things I like to keep on hand: frozen tilapia, salmon filets. Run under cold water for a few minutes then put in the oven (season as you like) for ~20 minutes. Pair with whatever fresh veggies you have on hand. Easy.
  • At the end of the day, it does not matter. Lets assume sedentary MFP assumes you burn 1700 daily and lightly active, MFP assumes you burn 2000. You have a 500 calorie planned deficit. Scenario A: starting goal is 1200 calories in. Fitbit says you burned 2200 so your adjustment is +500. Ultimate goal is to eat 1700.…
  • Perhaps he should take a multivitamin to make up for the missing nutrients? What does he like to eat? If he is interested in losing weight, look for ways to make them lighter/leaner or he can just cut back on portions.
  • I have not used the program, so keep that in mind... There could be the assumption that people will not go buffet style on the free foods. It works for some people if limiting other foods is sufficient to have them in a deficit. It fails for some people for the opposite reason.
  • Ps-I've found my Fitbit to be accurate. As in when I first reached maintenance if I ate less than what it showed, I continued to lose weight. I have a One and Charge 2.
  • Your diary is closed, so standard/generic areas where you could be missing calories in your log - as you indicate you do use a scale. Do you weigh everything solid, even pieces of fruit, slices of bread, etc.? Do you account for cooking oils, condiments, beverages? How often do you eat food not made by you? That is,…
  • Do you have an allergy to eggs? Do you stay within your calorie goals while getting enough nutrition overall? If no and yes, then no problem.
  • There are multiple ways to cook chicken - depending on thickness, preference, etc. In general though, cook til there is no pink/red in the center. So to check, cut into the thickest piece. If you want them to cook faster, cut thru the center so they are not as thick. I sometimes bake w/ seasonings. Sometimes saute on the…
  • Eating out & estimating: nothing wrong with it, assuming you are happy with your results. If he's stopped losing and is NOT ok with that, then doing what he's been doing is not going to get him different results. While I will not disparage his choice in foods, I will say that eating food prepared by others (whether it be…
  • How accurately are you logging? Weighing anything? Weighing everything you eat? That is the key. Logging 1300 calories won't mean anything unless you are also eating 1300 calories. Was 2163 for a 2 pound weight loss goal per week? Seems high if so, but of course we do not know your activity level...
  • 2-3 pounds, in my opinion. Plus a few pounds of water - but that part goes away within a few days.
  • Enjoy yourself, eat reasonably - for the most part - and realize that a few days or even 2 weeks is not going to dictate the rest of your life. And be active - explore the sites, get in lots of walking.
  • My weight loss slowed when I increased my calories. I lost ~50 pounds in 9.5 months. For about the first 6 months I ate 1400-1600 aiming for about 1.5 pounds per week. (Initially, as I lost weight my daily burn decreased slightly.) The last few months, I ate 1600-1800. As to the last few pounds being harder/slower, its not…
  • Yes, because he is 300+ pounds and not lost weight in 2+ months. In one reply Wally indicates he is no longer logging, just eating what he usually eats and based on that - decided its 2300 calories. Not logging, assuming one is eating 2300 translation: one has no idea how many calories are being consumed. Solution:…
  • Log everything, everyday. Use food scale for solids. All of them. Even slices of bread, pieces of fruit, etc. Use cups/spoons only for liquids only. Don't forget to account for cooking oils, beverage calories, condiments. Other than the above, the best way to make sure you're accurate is to be in control of your food.…
  • If you are on the phone app for MFP you can check to see how it arrives at the adjustment #. First sync Fitbit to have up to date info. Then open MFP app. Sync if it not showing the latest Fitbit #. Go into your Diary and tap the adjustment #. Right now mine says -82. On the next screen tap the adjustment again. You'll…
  • How do you track your food? Log every meal, snack, bite everyday? Log sometimes, some days? How often do you use a food scale? How often do you eat food prepared by others? Making your own food and weighing everything on a food scale is the best way to keep your accuracy high. To not lose any weight at all in 2 months when…
  • Eat. Edited as I see it is not for 'diet purpose'. Drink water. Drink other liquid as allowed. Take a nap.
  • Warning: its different for everyone. I tend to gain the day after I start and the excess does not drop away for a couple of weeks.
  • MFP says 1200 + exercise calories while TDEE includes exercise calories. You're comparing two systems that work in different ways, and not including all the variables. To use MFP as intended, you need to factor in exercise.
  • Weight fluctuates. Whether you are trying to lose, maintain or even gain: your weight fluctuates. You do not have a single, solitary weight. It will vary from day to day and during the day. Rather than trying to set a 'goal weight' perhaps envision a goal range of about 5 pounds. Otherwise you'll always be chasing a…
  • The Fitbit adjustment is the difference between what MFP thought you burn in a day (based on activity level choice) and what Fitbit shows you burn (based on actual movement). You indicate you started wearing it today after a break. Did you have it on all day? OR did you put it on at some point after the day started? If the…
  • Yes, assuming your logging is 100% accurate and your calorie burn is 100% on schedule. Unfortunately it would be pretty difficult to complete avoid logging error and the rate at which is the body burns energy is an estimate.
  • Consider your protein goal a minimum, not a maximum. And in general allow yourself some leeway on carbs/fat also. Perhaps +/- 10 grams for fat and +/- 25 grams for carbs. That is, if you really want to closely track carbs and fat. IN general, make sure you're eating enough protein, and not cutting your fat too low. Other…
  • Because the thought of "I can never have _____________ (fill in the fave food you're avoiding) ever again my life" is setting one's self up for failure.
  • Disclaimer: I have not used WW so my answer is based on my general understanding and not an actual comparison. I'm too cheap for WW lol. I think WW is a more generalized form of calorie counting. Kind of like calorie counting with lots of approximations. Calorie counting is more precise. WW has the community aspect, and…
  • As to whether or not you can safely cut back calories: you are maintaining, so yes. For the moment, ignore net and base and such. If you are eating 1850-2350 calories on average per day, this is the bottom line. 1200 is the minimum recommended for women, though many cannot feel satiated/satisfied going that low. If you…
  • Have patience. A new workout routine is likely resulting in water weight, as your muscles need extra water to repair/heal/adjust to the new routine. If you are certain you are eating at a deficit, just keep going. *It never hurts to assess your accuracy of logging however.*
  • Calories matter for weight loss. Macros can matter for how satiated/satisfied you feel. If you're hungry or having other ill effects of eating at 1350, eating at a different macro ratio could help.
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