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1/22/14 4:54 P

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beck- you spark tracker says 1200- 1500 not 1200. first you have to cycle calories a couple days at high, end couple low and some in between each week. if your calories are the same each day i would say you do not have your fitness tracker linked with you nutrition tracker, this is very important to insure you get enough food and nutrients to avoid going into starvation mode. starvation mode is not the lack of food it is the lack of nutrients, it may work for a while but will stop and take a long time to come out of it. you could do a 800 calorie day diet and actually gain weight because your body holds onto everything you put in it because it is trying to survive.

here is how to make sure they are linked:

click above on MY TRACKERS, START
In the upper left side of the screen click the small, red lettering: account/e-mail preferences
Scroll down to get to: HOW MY DAILY CALORIE RANGE IS DETERMINED

There you can read more about the 2 options, and switch back and forth to discover what works best for you

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1/22/14 3:57 P

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That's perfect Dragonsdawn! Keeping that body guessing and staying away from starvation mode!
Beck-are you watching your calorie range on your nutrition page when you add in your fitness minutes? As long as you are burning calories with exercise your calorie range will increase. Not the entire amount of your calorie burn but adding in maybe half or so just to keep yourself from going to low. That is counter productive to losing weight and staying healthy.
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1/22/14 2:22 P

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miamia has a point.

my nutrition tracker says between 1200 and 1500 daily. then adding in exercise raises that figure.

I know I had been eating between 1000 and 1200 daily and I stopped losing weight. Now I'm eating 1300-1500 most days and I've lost 3 lbs this week. now that my body has decided I can spare the fat.



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1/22/14 2:05 P

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That is what my nutritional tracker recommends. Thanks for the tips, I'll try that!

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1/22/14 1:48 P

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Beck-I really didn't notice much of a change in waist size until I lost more pounds also. It will happen. Just concentrate on the fact that you are getting healthier for the rest of your life...the rest will fall into place.
I do want to ask...1200 calories is not a lot of calories. Especially if you are working out. Most people shouldn't eat that low in calories. Is this what your nutritional tracker recommends? Also, make sure you are varying your calories daily. Go from your low calories on your nutritional tracker to the middle then to the high end weekly. You must continue to keep your body guessing. If you are eating too low of calories your body will go into starvation mode and hold onto every ounce of body fat it can to survive. There are some good articles out there about "starvation mode" and eating the right amount of calories for your body weight!
Good luck!


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1/22/14 11:58 A

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I understand. I was doing some strenght training and knew I was getting stronger, but saw no results, but you know, others were seeing it. My scale said the same, but I could do more for longer, so I did figure out it was working.

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Thank you both for the advice and encouraging words! I'll keep going with my plan and hopefully see results soon. Thank you!

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1/22/14 8:02 A

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Your body is probably still getting use to your new routine and all of a sudden you'll see results. Hang in there and keep on plan. Results are coming!

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1/22/14 7:54 A

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bcekola422,

When I started losing my weight I lost nearly 15 lbs before I saw any changes in inches anywhere. Then there were drastic changes for a while. Then it stopped again, and then more drastic.

It really is all about how your body works. Just bear with it.

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Tomorrow is my last day of week 3. I have followed the workout completely, I've even done extra cardio, I average about 1200 calories a day, and I try to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. According to the scale, I've lost about 6 pounds, but I haven't even lost an inch on my waist or stomach (which is my biggest problem area). Does anyone have any idea why this is happening or any advice on how to help me lose inches on my waist? I'd really appreciate it, thanks!

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