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Old 08-09-2009, 03:51 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by ubergirl View Post
Hmm, Lottie 63. I keep seeing people say this about calories, but I'm not sure.

I'm 48 years old and I think I have a relatively slow metabolism. When I was younger, I would have lost 5 or 6 pounds per week on 1200 calories, but now, I'm not hungry in the 12 to 15 range.

Anyone know how much age/metabolism have to do with it?
I'm 37, have a slow metabolism and carb sensitivity, and have a hard time losing weight. I've always been terrified of upping my calories when I stall, because it usually makes my weight go up. But recently I upped my exercise and was sticking with 1200-1300 calories, and I got well and truly stuck.

I finally made the decision to try upping my calories to 1400-1500, and what do you know, my weight started going down again. Considering I am a lot shorter than you and weigh less, I'd say you should give it a try.
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