How many cal. should a 50 yr old woman with limited mobility consume a day? I have been doing Atkins but was told that the reason I can't seem to lose beyond the 1st 2 wks weight lose is because I can't do strenuous activity.I have muscular distrophy. Would I be better off counting calaries rather then carbs and if so what would be a good number ? I saw on 1 site that 2000 is what an average woman needs per day and subtract 500 for every pound you want to lose weekly.
Saw this old post brought back out and thought an update would be a good thing. I did the cals and followed so much of the wise advise I recieved here.I even got leg braces which have allowed me greater mobility.
When I started I weighed 280 and my life was so restricked.I had to shop only where they provided handicapped carts and daily chores where fast becoming impossible.
Now I've lost 70lbs and I walk 45 min everyday. I can go anywhere and do almost anything.I have new clothes and a new outlook. Things I thought I could never do again are once more doable.I still have 60 to 65 lbs to go so I'm still in the fight but I can testify that it's a battle worth fighting.There are benifits every step of the way.I hope every person who ever comes to this site will some day beable to say this same thing. Love All Pam