I have been tracking my calories and it turns out that I am eating around 1600 calories per day if I am eating 6 times a day. I am 5'4 and have to lose at least 30 pounds I'm around 169 plus I have hypothrodism and pre-diabetes. Can I lose weight on this many calories a day? I do all the required exercises as well 6 times a week. I have already gained 2 lbs in 2 weeks. I also took my measurements. I thought you should eat 1400 to lose a pound a week as my body burns around 1860 calories per day. Here is what I eat on a normal day: Ps. I cant eat gluten or dairy but cottage cheese seems to be okey
Meal 1-Gluten free cereal plus 1/2 soy milk and 3 egg whites
Meal 2-peach, cottage cheese 1/2 cup
Meal 3-Salad, Rice bread 1 piece and 2 eggs or Tuna
Meal 4-Banana, Cottag cheese
Meal 5-Rice chicken and veggies
Meal 6-Cottage Cheese, strawberries
I read once on a website regarding caloric intake that if you can't lose weight on 1500 calories a day then you need to get up and move more. I've kind of tried to stick to that theory. I eat anywhere from 1400-1600 calories a day. I'm 5'4" and currently 127lbs.
Looking at your meals see some issues. There are several foods that are not on the approved foods list (peach, rice bread, , banana). Perhaps your health issues might be the reason for that but the foods on the approved list are very specific for a reason.
Here is a sample of my meals....maybe it might help for some ideas.
Meal 1 - Oatmeal and Protein Powder
Meal 2 - Apple and Cottage Cheese
Meal 3 - Low Carb WW wrap w/grilled chicken, baby carrots
Meal 4 - strawberries drizzled with fat free vanilla yogurt and cottage cheese
Meal 5 - Grilled Talapia, brown and wild rice, green beans
Meal 6 - Protein shake smoothie w/frozen strawberries.
Hope that helps! I know the first few weeks were a learning process for me. Good luck! You can do it!
Fit-Check out Hussmanfitness.com Has some great info on everything revolving around Body for Life. Calories(which we aren't supposed to worry about, but sometimes you have to!) should be around 1200-1400, never below 1200...I believe that is what it says on the site...
Also, there is a bit of a weight gain at the beginning...I will try to find the newbies/wt. gain thread and bump it up to the beginning of the forum.
All my best to you!
DebMO :0) Blessed to be a Blessing...
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