Originally Posted by mkgbts
Hello! any help would be GREATLY appreciated!!!!
In January I started my weight loss, weighing in at my highest ever, 263lbs. (Keep in mind, I am 26 year old female and I am about 5'5.)
I was going GREAT! Averaging about 2.1 lbs loss per week, I lost 50 lbs from January 1st to June 11th. Once I hit 50 lbs it was like I hit a brick wall...I have lost VERY little in the last 5 weeks. HELP!!!
I figured out, according to my food logging, my carbs were out of control between 130g - 160g per day, so I have been cutting that down drastically, but having a hard time reaching 1200 calories a day that way, also my fat intake which was about 20gs avg has significantly raised trying to cut my carbs.
Please help me, I need advice! I still have another 50 lbs to loose!
Yes, your problem may be too few calories.
Your BMR is about 1800 or so.
I would say if you ate 1500 per day and burned 200 or so you should lose some weight.
Now, if you've been eating 1200 calories and also exercising, no wonder why you've slowed down.
Given your exercise routine I would probably try eating 1500-1600 on workout days and 1300-1400 on off days.
Over time your metabolism will slow when on are have a low net calorie level. If you were not exercising 1200 might be fine.