Originally Posted by Locke
Thanks for your quick reply. How long did it take you to get from your starting weight to where you are now? Did you follow that calorie target the whole time?
The short answer is yes. For about 4 months I thought
I was eating around 800, but I was using a faulty tracker and I wasn't weighing and measuring my portions. So I was easily around 1500-2000 the whole time. When I figured out my error, I tried an actual 800 calorie week and it was bad for my health and not sustainable.
My initial weight loss was fairly quick - but keep in mind that I was nearly 500 pounds and I went from drinking soda and eating fast food twice a day to a primal, whole foods only diet. I lost the first 100 in about 7 months.
I stalled out for a few months, but a good part of that was laziness, and water retention caused by a kidney stone, AND my body recovering from rapid losses. I've recently been losing between 3 and 4 pounds a week, which I expect will slow to 2 soon.
By the way - if you average out my weight loss over the weeks I've been losing - it works out to 1.7. A lot of people find this. Your body will even things out, so don't go overboard on your deficit. Cut back to 2000. If you're comfortable there, try taking off another 500 gradually. Just listen to your body