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Old 10-06-2008, 02:19 PM   #5
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Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: The Deep South
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S/C/G: 237/165.8/130

Height: 5'4"


I am stuck at 250 lbs.
I am eating 1200 cals a day tracking it on
At 250 lbs, you should be eating more than 1200 calories a day. I started out losing at 237 and was eating 1800 cals a day. I didn't drop down to 1500 cals a day until I hit about 180.

The thing is, if you don't eat enough to fuel your body, you can slow your metabolism down to the point that you stall your weight loss ... and then make it harder to lose more because your metabolism keeps ramping down. Find out what your maintenance calories are at your current weight and drop those by 500 calories or so per day. That's a much healthier way to lose than a drastic reduction.

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