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  • The OP posted their stats a few months ago if anyone is curious enough to check post history.
  • A food scale is a great suggestion. I would also ask if you're using accurate entries in the database (there's unfortunately a lot of junk entries), not eating back to many exercise calories or to many cheat days. A food scale fixes a lot of things but it isn't a panacea. If you continue to have issues, opening your food…
  • Stalls can be frustrating. Any chance you'd be willing to change your diary settings for a bit so that we can see it? I understand if you're not interested, but it really can help to see the whole picture while you're trying to troubleshoot this. Otherwise, these would be my generic tips: 1. If it's been less than 3 weeks…
  • When people suggest weighing everything, they mean everything. The sandwich, the rice cakes, the soup. Everything. That's because the nutrition information on the label is based on the weight listed next tip the serving size. The serving size in cups, pieces, etc is a based guess provided by the manufacturers. You'll find…
  • The thing is, your diary today only shows 3 things that were weighed, so it's easy to be dubious about the accuracy of some of the foods you're logging
  • I would be surprised if those little mistakes add up to only 100 calories difference. I know from my own experiments, just the difference between using weights vs measurements added up to about 300-400 calories difference. It's definitely something to look into as you go.
  • Stalls can definitely suck. How long has it been since you last saw a drop on the scale? I peeked at your diary for the past month. Good job on logging everything daily. That's dedication. A lot of what causes stalls just comes down to food logging issues and there are a few you might want to work on. Things like quick…
  • And water created the rust in the first place, so what's your point?
  • A plateau is generally considered something like 4-6+ weeks with no change on the scale while making no changes to your routine, so fortunately it doesn't sound like you've quite hit one yet. As others have said, a week without a loss is frustrating but it isn't cause for concern yet. You may be doing nothing wrong and…
  • I'm glad the OP got their answer and was able to enjoy their meal way back on page 2. I hope they've turned off their notifications since this thread has definitely veered off course from the listed nutrition facts.
  • these would be my generic tips (some of which have been covered already): 1. If it's been less than 3 weeks or so, don't sweat it! Normal fluctuations happen and unfortunately sometimes we stall for a week or two even when we're doing everything right. 2. If you aren't already, be sure that you're logging everything.…
  • Any chance that you'd be comfortable answering the rest of the questions asked here. I know it's tough when you want answers and all we have are questions, but it really does help if we have a more complete idea of what's happening. I'd also ask if you're exercising at all? Is the exercise new? And are you eating back any…
  • 100 pounds is a significant loss. Congrats! As you lose weight, unfortunately it tends to get harder and slower and there's less wiggle room. Have you adjusted your calories to account for the loss? Have you taken a planned diet break yet? I see you've just joined so I'm guessing there's no food log yet to help…
  • It's only been 10 days and stalls and fluctuations like that are a normal part of weight loss. There may be nothing that needs top be changed yet. This might help: http://physiqonomics.com/the-weird-and-highly-annoying-world-of-scale-weight-and-fluctuations/ That said, your diary shows a lot of quick adds. How carefully…
  • Any chance you'd be willing to change your diary settings for a bit so that we can see it? I understand if you're not interested, but it really can help to see the whole picture while you're trying to troubleshoot this. Otherwise, these would be my generic tips (some of which have been covered already): 1. If it's been…
  • As others have said, looking toned is mostly a matter of body fat percentage vs muscle mass in the right areas. A progressive lifting program, sufficient protein, and not losing too fast so your body doesn't destroy your existing muscle while you're losing is your best bet. Here's a good list of those programs:…
  • 19 pounds in 11 days?! The average recommended rate of safe loss is 1-2 pounds per week and you're losing like 9 times as fast. Doesn't that give you any pause?
  • Do you like it? Does it fit into your calories and nutrition goals? Do you feel okay after eating it? All substitutions and suggestions aside, those are the three questions I ask when I'm evaluating a food. If all three answers are yes, then it's probably a fine inclusion in your overall diet. If the answer to any of them…
  • Strength training often comes with increased water retention for muscle repair. That can look like a stall or even a slight gain on the scale for a few weeks, but it's just masking the fat loss that's still happening. Give your body some time to catch up.
  • The Chit Chat and Fun and Games boards have a different culture than the rest of the boards. You can either unfollow those boards so the posts don't show up in your recent posts section or you learn to adapt your responses depending on where a post appears
  • Have you been at that deficit consistently for 2 full years? Have you taken a planned diet break in that time?
  • This might be a useful read: http://physiqonomics.com/the-weird-and-highly-annoying-world-of-scale-weight-and-fluctuations/
  • This sounds like a weight fluctuation to me not actual weight gain and it's concerning to me that you're both eating so little and seemingly using water weight fluctuations to justify it. If that's what's going on, it's not healthy. Are you keeping your weigh-ins consistent (same time of day, same conditions) and not doing…
  • Looks like this could use a bump since we're seeing so many threads about it
  • Hummus & baby carrots, Greek yogurt, nuts, peanut butter, protein bars, string cheese, wasabi peas, popcorn, fudge pops, frozen yogurt or ice cream, fruit, beef jerky or turkey jerky
  • Calories are king for weight loss. Eating in a way that helps you feel happy, healthy, and sane are all important, but it's the calories that matter. It doesn't sound like you ate anything to be worth feeling guilty for. I would try to interrupt those thoughts when you can and recognize them as social conditioning instead…
  • You might find some ideas here: https://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/discussion/10142490/a-list-of-calorie-dense-foods/p1 Pages 1-3 are sort of general thoughts, pages 4-5 are recipes, pages 5-7 are pictures of Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson posing in front of food, and pages 7+ are more recipes and links to meal plans where I…