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700-800 cals a day and weight plateau.


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#1 bellainsonne

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Posted 10 January 2021 - 09:19 AM

Maybe this is a silly question, but still.

I’m following a 700-800 calories a day, and so far I lost 3kgs. Unfortunately I’m now stuck at 53kg, and I still need to loose two kg to reach my first gw.

Do u think I need to cut my cals more? Or if I keep this daily amount (which I prefer) eventually I will start loosing again? I’m stuck here since a few days, maybe 4/5 days.

I also thought to have a fast day just to make the weight move, do you think is this gonna work? Any previous experiences?

Also I’m doing some workout every other day, and I wanna keep doing it, that’s why I’d prefer not to cut more (and not to make my bf suspicious).

Thank you so much!

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Posted 10 January 2021 - 09:23 AM

i actually think upping your intake a bit would be more efficient than lowering your calories even more! eating at maintenace for a couple of days and going back to (high) restriction afterwards is what worked best for me in the past. (: 


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Posted 10 January 2021 - 09:26 AM

4 or 5 days isn't too bad, but I get the frustration. I'd say to either try upping for a day or, if that makes you too uncomfortable, just continue with your current intake and eventually you will start losing again.


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Posted 10 January 2021 - 09:28 AM

i actually think upping your intake a bit would be more efficient than lowering your calories even more! eating at maintenace for a couple of days and going back to (high) restriction afterwards is what worked best for me in the past. (: 

 

Agreed. It's impossible to maintain on 700-800 anyway. If you're too afraid to up your intake just keep it that way and eventually your weight will go down. But it might be beneficial to try, it also works wonders for me


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#5 bellainsonne

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Posted 10 January 2021 - 09:29 AM

Thank you so much, this is pretty reassuring!

I will keep the intake and keep this thread updated to let know others that might be in the same Situation.

If in 3/4 days I dont see any progress I will try increase the intake for a day!
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Posted 10 January 2021 - 09:33 AM

yes pls do keep us updated! idk how to follow a thread on mobile so im replying lol
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Posted 10 January 2021 - 10:28 AM

I am literally in the same situation.. stuck at 53-54, this was trippy to read. Im also staying in that intake range and its really frustrating.
I dont think i can do any lower as of right now so ive been walking 10k every day and doing regular exercises and ive been wondering if im doing something wrong...
Im desporate to get to 52 soon but cant force myself to fast completely, ugh..

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Posted 10 January 2021 - 10:40 AM

TMI but maybe you are just constipated? if u didn’t poop for a couple of days i’d recommend eating more fiber and drinking lots of water. it happened to me, i thought i was plateauing but realised i didn’t poop for a week, so i increased fiber intake and drank 2l water a day - it didn’t work. 2 days after i got lip fillers and that girl said to drink 4l of water a day for 5 days after injection. next day i finally pooped and lost almost 3lbs!! so maybe try drinking 4l of water a day?
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#9 Megan_Maree_Knight

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Posted 10 January 2021 - 02:58 PM

I'd say to either just keep at it with 700-800 calories until the plateau breaks, or maybe try upping your intake a bit. Also, make sure you're getting enough fibres, and drink a bit more water


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#10 bellainsonne

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Posted 12 January 2021 - 05:45 AM

Hey girls, thank you for all the replies and help!

Time for a little update:

Still stuck at 53 and I’m not constipated, unfortunately (well, not unfortunately, but if that was the cause it would have been maybe easier to fix my plateau).

I’m keeping sort of same amount of daily calories and my workouts: will let you know as soon as weight goes down (hopefully!)
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Posted 12 January 2021 - 06:12 AM

I have plateaued again, but last time this happened, I suddenly had a big drop out of nowhere. It’s so frustrating. Like, I’m so hungry and so empty, and the scales are just not budging...

But definitely patience is the key, but arrgghhhhh it’s so hard!!!!
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Posted 13 January 2021 - 02:44 AM

Update: same weight, but I decided to be patient and wait for a sudden drop.

Since I’m not ready to have more cals yet, I will increase water intake and let you know ♥️
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CW: 122 - (28.12.2020)


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GW: 130 (reach!) - 120 - 114 - 110 - 107

#13 sylvie_sylphide

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Posted 13 January 2021 - 03:11 AM

i’m in a similar boat and have been feeling like i’m going crazy.

i was being patient, patient, patient.... yesterday i had a higher cal day to try to trigger “the whoosh effect” but no dice, ugh 🤦‍♀️

so am back to trying to be patient 🙃

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Posted 13 January 2021 - 03:17 AM

in a similar situation rn, same weight down to the decimal every day lmao. maybe i'll just try leaving my scale alone for a couple days bc i'm too stubborn to try increasing my intake



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Posted 13 January 2021 - 04:19 AM

4-5 days is nothing, you're not going to see a loss every.single.day. Give it time and the weight will budge


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#16 bellainsonne

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Posted 13 January 2021 - 06:10 PM

I tried to raise my calories intake today. Will keep you updated ♥️ Thanks for support!

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#17 bellainsonne

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Posted 14 January 2021 - 03:06 AM

Morning update (in my time zone at least): after raising the cals intake yesterday and not working out as I’m used to but only walk 10k steps I lost half a kg. Maybe it’s completely unrelated, but I promised updates so...!

Let me know if it worked for you as well! Ps. I have no clue how many cals I ate since I didn’t count. Not too many tho, probably a normal, healthy amount

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GW: 130 (reach!) - 120 - 114 - 110 - 107

#18 moonlove_x

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Posted 14 January 2021 - 03:53 AM

I have plateaued again, but last time this happened, I suddenly had a big drop out of nowhere. It’s so frustrating. Like, I’m so hungry and so empty, and the scales are just not budging...

But definitely patience is the key, but arrgghhhhh it’s so hard!!!!

how long did it take to see the drop?

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Posted 14 January 2021 - 03:57 AM

Morning update (in my time zone at least): after raising the cals intake yesterday and not working out as I’m used to but only walk 10k steps I lost half a kg. Maybe it’s completely unrelated, but I promised updates so...!

Let me know if it worked for you as well! Ps. I have no clue how many cals I ate since I didn’t count. Not too many tho, probably a normal, healthy amount

thats great news!! happy for you

yeah whenever i hit a plateau, i eat at my tdee so 1500 cals to break it

once i a really long plateau which lasted like a month. it made me so mad, i planned a binge day where i didnt count calories and just ate lots of food and all my cravings it must have been 3000 calories!! but it was what my body needed because the next day i lost weight

eating abit more always works

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Posted 14 January 2021 - 04:47 AM

how long did it take to see the drop?
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I think (my memory is shit) I stayed the same for 5 days in total. I’m back there again right now, and it’s been I think 4 days ‍♀
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