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    #16
    Good crazy or bad crazy Surras? I have been using it for a week (just tracking calories, macros can come later) and I lost weight, I've not been using it for long so I haven't got much to go on.
    If it says you can eat 3000 calories then, wait is that maintaining, cutting or bulking?

    I just entered your numbers and got:
    Maintenance calories of 3094/day
    Cutting calories of 2594/day
    Bulking calories of 3594/day

    This is just a rough guide, you may need to adjust but it's a good starting point. It's not a 100% "this is it" but you will find your ideal amount of calories over time.

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      #17
      ambermae

      Okay, here's my goal:
      As of last Sunday I'm 1.60m small and weigh 56,8 kg (that's ~ 5'2" and ~125lbs for our imperial friends) and have a body fat percentage of ~23,3%. Most of my fat is in the thighs and upper arms and a tiny bit in my belly. While I'm in a healthy range, weight-wise, I want to lose a bit of fat to get that athletic look and feel. My goal weight is 52kg, but if I look good I would be content with more. So, I need to lose fat.
      My problem are cravings. I try to eat less, but I always lose to snacks, be it chocolate, nachos or nuts. I should probably consume around 1,500 kcal, but counting calories is a bit difficult (my husband cooks and he refuses to weigh everything he throws into the pot). I think I'll be in the green if I don't succumb to my cravings.
      Any tips to fight those cravings would be appreciated

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        #18
        Nihopaloa I used to get mad cravings all afternoon. Since I started tracking calories I realized it was because I was restricting too much at lunchtime. Now I divide my lunch calories in half and have a small lunch, then a decent sized meal at the time of day when I used to snack uncontrollably. It’s working great.

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          #19
          Hey everyone. Newb here. Well, not new to Darebee or to losing weight - just new to the group

          Looks like I'm not finished losing weight yet. Oh well. I'm currently doing Power Fast and Spartan Trials.

          I'm just really nervous about counting calories and stuff. Because... OCD much. And I'm nervous about just working with cups, because what if I eat too many calories!

          Blah. Anyway, I'm 26, 5'1 (hello shortstuff) and 121lb. And all of that hangs in my belly. Yay me.

          Anyway - this is my menu >>

          Breakfast - Yuck, what's that?

          Lunch - 1 Cup Protein + 1 tablespoon Flax Oil (supplement), L-Tryptophan (supplement)

          Snack - Tea/Coffee

          Dinner - 1 Cup protein (if I can... we have a low paycheck so sometimes can't, if not - Oatmeal), 1 Cup Carbs, 1 Cup Vegetables

          Dessert - Apple w/Peanut butter. Or peanut butter off a spoon. Who knows. Lol


          ATTACK THE FAT!!!!

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            #20
            Originally posted by ambermae View Post
            Nihopaloa I used to get mad cravings all afternoon. Since I started tracking calories I realized it was because I was restricting too much at lunchtime. Now I divide my lunch calories in half and have a small lunch, then a decent sized meal at the time of day when I used to snack uncontrollably. It’s working great.
            That's a good tip, I only have to modify it a bit (I don't really have breakfast and lunch, just a first meal and a second meal). I'm going to try dividing my first meal into two (with the second ~three hours after the first) to bridge the time to the second meal and see how that goes.


            Nevetharine you could try to estimate your bodyfat with the Navy method mentioned in the first post (or look into the Darebee article). Having an idea of your body fat percentage could be another good indicator of your progress.

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              #21
              Originally posted by Nihopaloa View Post


              Nevetharine you could try to estimate your bodyfat with the Navy method mentioned in the first post (or look into the Darebee article). Having an idea of your body fat percentage could be another good indicator of your progress.

              Thanks, I'll do that tomorrow morning

              Now I'm off to do the workout of the day. On level 3. Hopefully.

              Bonus. I finished my novel today! Yay.

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                #22
                Oh fiddlesticks... that smarts.

                Okay, so weight loss and strength training. Man... that's bad...

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                  #23
                  Me...before getting on the scale for the first time in a year...



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                    #24
                    Me...in denial...

                    Image result for homer simpson mirror

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                      #25
                      Originally posted by droehr View Post
                      Me...before getting on the scale for the first time in a year...


                      So much this.

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                        #26
                        Okay, so I was ravenous after no protein last night. Bad move. BUT I have found a treasure in my freezer... cooked beans!

                        So, new menu :

                        Breakfast - N/A
                        Lunch - 1 Cup Beans, Flaxoil, L-Tryptophan
                        Dinner - 1 Cup Protein, 1 Cup Carbs, 1 Cup veg
                        Dessert - 1 Cup fruit

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                          #27
                          Originally posted by Nevetharine View Post
                          Okay, so I was ravenous after no protein last night. Bad move. BUT I have found a treasure in my freezer... cooked beans!

                          So, new menu :

                          Breakfast - N/A
                          Lunch - 1 Cup Beans, Flaxoil, L-Tryptophan
                          Dinner - 1 Cup Protein, 1 Cup Carbs, 1 Cup veg
                          Dessert - 1 Cup fruit
                          Damn, I think I would be ravenous every evening after that menu regardless of proteins Do you know how much calories your menu approximately has? And is it sustainable in the long run? I think I've read somewhere when losing the last 10 pounds (what you probably want) it's best to choose a diet that's sustainable for you even when you've reached your goal. Yo-yo effect and all that.

                          Ah, it's in a Darebee article (How to lose the last 10 pounds):
                          Unless what you do – the training and the diet changes, can become your lifestyle don’t do it. If you want permanent change in how you look, you have to make permanent changes in your lifestyle as well.

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                            #28
                            Originally posted by Nihopaloa View Post

                            Damn, I think I would be ravenous every evening after that menu regardless of proteins Do you know how much calories your menu approximately has? And is it sustainable in the long run? I think I've read somewhere when losing the last 10 pounds (what you probably want) it's best to choose a diet that's sustainable for you even when you've reached your goal. Yo-yo effect and all that.

                            Ah, it's in a Darebee article (How to lose the last 10 pounds):
                            Right now its about 1300, because I'm also drinking a protein shake. And adding peanut butter to the apple. Sorry I forgot to add that.

                            But when the protein shake is finished I'll probably add 1 more cup of protein to dinner... or more fats. It depends on what we have at hand, just to make up for those calories.

                            Also, my focus is sustainable in the long run, even after the last pounds. When it comes to maintenance, I don't want to have to change up a ton of stuff to maintain. I want a WOE that I can just tweak slightly to be in maintenance. So that's always been the focus. It'll probably be better once we've moved. Paycheck is tight right now, since my husband is still unemployed.

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                              #29
                              I am in.. 31 at 1.63m (5'4") and 80Kg (176 lbs). Most (almost all) of the fat is at belly only.
                              No measurements, but I know how I look in mirror(have taken pictures on last saturday) and want to look athletic.
                              Still as a measure I have many clothes that used to fit when I was around 70Kg, so first target is to be able to wear those comfortably.

                              My diet as of now (for weight loss) is (based on part intermittent fasting, part warrior diet and something that works for me)

                              1. dry fruits, nuts and fruits during the day. (mostly almonds, few pistachio, dried fig, walnuts, apple)
                              2. Home cooked good food at night (regular Indian - 1 cup cooked dal, 3-4 roti, 2 cups vegetable curry). The type of dal and vegetables changes every day. Non-Vegetarian twice a week.
                              3. Tea with milk and a spoon sugar as and when required (I hate coffee and used to consume a lot of tea, now down to 5-6 cups a day).

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                                #30
                                So here is a picture of me from 2 September 2019.
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                                I no longer have the weight or measurements of this photo but I was around 85kg - 86kg and had a waist of about 100cm.
                                My goal is to get my waist down to 80cm - 85cm and my weight to 80kg but if I get lighter then no biggie. According to the TDEE calculator my ideal weight is around 69kg - 70kg.

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