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Old 09-01-2012, 12:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It doesn't sound like "too much," but that's hard to know without knowing what you burn each day and how quickly you want to lose.

To lose a pound a week, you need to (roughly) burn 500 calories per day more than you eat. To lose 2 pounds per week, you're looking at burning 1000 calories per day more than you eat.

So if you're a relatively short, older person who's close to your goal weight and burning, for example, 1550 per day, what you're eating is enough to maintain but not to lose. If you look at your numbers and see that you are burning 2050 cals a day through lifestyle and activity, your daily calories eaten should net you a pound a week loss. I think most people here try to shoot for between 1200 and 1800, so sounds like you are right in the middle, but it really depends on how much you burn and how quickly you want to lose.

Give your body time to catch up. It's not an exact science and it's way too early to panic over the scale not moving. Just don't give up, and you will see a drop soon.

At any rate, welcome to FitDay, and we hope to see you around the forums .

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