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Chris - that 1-2lb per week is TONS faster that I lost ... even at the fastest pace in the beginning. It took 16 months to lose 50lb (still had some to go at that point). My loss averaged out at LESS than 3/4 lb per week. The thing is, those slower losses are FAR more likely to stay off. They certainly have for me. I reached my goal a few years ago and have maintained, still using the food scales/nutrition tracker for everything.

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Chris (CTUPTON),
I said it before, I'll say it again. Loosing a pound a week is fantastic. It is only slow in your mind because you wish it was faster.

Keep going!


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According to that adding a zero to your weight (in lbs) I would have had to eat 2130 calories per day to maintain, but I was eating 1650-1850 calories daily and still GAINING.

At my current weight (154lb) if I ate 1540 calories I would still be losing. My maintenance is 1600 calories.

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Thanks, James, for all that great information. A doctor told me eating 500 cal per day would be a loss of 1 lb per ween. And it would be painless! That fact stuck with me.

I am now losing very slowly. Or maybe it is 1 to 2 lb a week which feels very slow. emoticon Really my appetite has decreased even before NOOM. I don't understand that at all! But I am happy about it. I for years never felt full. I think I could eat to bursting and not feel satisfied. Gherlin seems to be the hormone that does this dirty deed. Somehow right now anyway, I can feel satisfied most of the time and if not, eat something and feel satisfied again. To me that is a miracle!


With SP for 11 years(!) I daily chat with people about this stuff. I learned plenty but never could stick to any eating plan. Very, very frustrating. That is why NOOM is working--I can eat according to their guidelines. But their plan says 1200 cal a day for women. More for men. To me that is a very low cal count. At 250 to 260 according to my doctor I was eating 2500 to 2600 cal per day. Add a zero to your weight to see the cal count for maintaining weight.

Good job! Keep going.

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Chris (CTUPTON),

I tried to figure out what the NOOM diet is. I don't know exactly, but it seems to look at foods in terms of few calories per weight. I'm sure its more than that.

I eat Keto, very low carb, so I look at foods in terms of what fraction of their weight is carbs, so I want carb calories per weight to be low. On the other hand fat has the most calories per gram, and I don't know how that fits with NOOM. I don't shun dietary fat.

But whatever, ... I think you may be right, initial weight loss might be water. That would be about 5 pounds in the first week or two. So you are right, that can't continue.

Your coach, is right, long term 2 pounds down per week is very fast indeed, and 1 pound is itself great. Looked at in terms of calories CICO (calories in, calories out) a pound of body fat holds 3500 calories. So loosing a pound a week means a calorie shortfall of 500 per day (500 x 7 days = 3500). If you were eating 2500, but are now eating 2000, that will work great.

To loose 2 pounds of body fat a week, that is a shortfall of 1000 a day, so that means you would be eating 1500 calories a day. But I'd not go lower than 1800, as one's body can suddenly become more efficient, less heat loss, less wasted movements ...

The body is not a simple calculator. In my books, any weight loss in a week is a great week when your goal is weight loss, even a tenth of a pound.

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James, thanks for explaining all that. At one gym they did have a machine to measure % body fat. You would grip 2 handles and the current would go through your body.

My weight with NOOM went down very quickly. I knew that was not reasonable. Maybe water weight or whatever. Now on my 4th week it has slowed to a trickle.

I am trying not to get frustrated. I eat perfectly all day but I can't sleep at night and I get up to have something. Not horrible high calorie (red) foods, but things like lowfat yogurt or other lowfat dairy things, brown rice cakes, a fruit, a cooked vegetable left over from the daytime.

I started walking! I have not done that in years. NOOM keeps prodding me to walk. Hopefully I can keep it up.

The coach said losing 1 to 2 lbs a week is what they aim for.

I need to think of this as a fairly permanent way of eating, not a plan to pitch later on. I hope I can develop these HABITS for the long haul.

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HOWBOUTTHISNAME,

I have a scale that measure both my weight and body fat percentage. I had one before that drove a small current between both my hands and feet, so 4 points of contact, and the current could go through arm to arm, or leg to leg, or one arm to one leg, and get a pretty accurate percentage.

Now I have one that has 2 points of contact, my feet. So it goes through one leg, through a bit of my midsection, and down the other leg. Probably less accurate, but I just go by where the percentage moves, up or down, I don't take the number itself as being so accurate.

All that said, I measure myself first thing in the morning. Once I start moving around my muscles get active and their electrical resistance changes. The muscles electrical resistance goes down once the muscles are more active during the day. So the scale interprets this lower resistance during the day as if I had more muscle. More muscle would also show less electrical resistance as muscle has less resistance than body fat. So if I measure later in the day, or after some sort of activity like an exercise routine, it looks like my body fat percentage has gone down ... "looks like". So measure at the same time of day, under the same conditions.

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I just read all your comments. I see lots of wisdom here! Taking measurements might show progress that does not show on the scale. That darn scale. We think it measures everything, including our self worth! I have been noticing more and more "heavy" people on TV. I am so thankful for that. Before all you'd see were skinny models and characters in movies! Hurray for real life. This has helped me personally. Even weighing what I weigh I am permitted to be happy. Joy to the world!

I would suggest keep doing what you are doing. You have lots and lots of healthy habits. the alcohol might be a problem. Could you try 1 week of not having it? See if it makes a difference.

Keep up the good work and thank you everyone for your input. chris emoticon

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LAURENNOELLE - That's great! There's so much that can happen with our bodies that the scale doesn't and won't reflect, so it's always a good idea to be on the lookout for those too. I hope you continue to see more progress that way!


HOWBOUTTHISNAME - How was your body fat checked? Did they use calipers or a machine? If they aren't experienced in using calipers, there could be a miscalculation done with that. If it was a machine, similar to the scales, those can vary slightly due to how much water you have in your body at the time. There is room for error either way with those. My guess is that you wouldn't be the exact same body fat percentage since you saw weight loss and muscle definition, but more than likely an error in either or both of your calculations.

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I'm in the same weight range as you (but I'm almost 57 years old.) I am also "stuck" bouncing up and down around the same two pounds no matter what I do - and I work out a lot and eat right. Every day!

I think this has something to do with the fact that we don't have a lot of excess weight to lose, and the less you have to lose, the harder it is.

As an aside, I want to address something Coach Denise said about body fat % and my own experience. I joined a gym 10 months ago to ramp up my workouts (to add more strength training to my regular cardio routine, mostly) and at the time I had my BF calculated at 30%. After nearly a year of regular strength training, and seeing some actual muscle definition, and dropping about 10 lbs from where I started I had my BF measured again and it was EXACTLY THE SAME!!! I wish Coach Denise could explain how I lost a few pounds, while gaining muscle - muscle I can actually see and feel - and yet my BF hasn't changed one bit. :(

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Good point Coach Denise... I haven't taken my measurements and I should do that! I have noticed that my clothes are fitting a bit better, so when I saw only 1.5 pounds down I was really confused about how the two could be happening at the same time (since I didn't think it could all be chalked up to increasing muscle mass).

To calculate my BMR I used an online tool, on active.com.

But good news! As you suggested, I looked into calculating my body fat percentage. So, I bought a brand new digital scale that can check that and other composition stats. I used it this morning, and suddenly my weight is down to 135! So a 6 pound overall decrease (though not calculated into my average weight loss per week). I then stepped onto my old scale, and it read 139. So, a 4-pound difference on the two scales, moments apart.

I really like the body fat percentage aspect, and I think I'll stick to keeping an eye on that, and how my clothes fit, and muscle definition. I think it's engrained in all of us that the scale is the be-all, end-all so it's hard not to fixate on it, but I definitely felt better seeing the 135 this morning.

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The scale can be very frustrating for many people, so that's understandable. Something to keep in mind is that the scale is only one way of measuring progress. Have you taken measurement too? Have you had your body fat percentage checked? If not, then I would highly recommend doing that so you can have a better idea of the full picture and to see how much weight you actually need to lose.

You say you have lots to lose, but in reality, I believe you may already be at a healthy weight or close to it if you aren't, and at that point, it does take longer for weight to come off and patience is needed for that, unfortunately. It's ok to be frustrated with the scale, but don't let that be your only form of measurement of what's going on.

You also mentioned your BMR being about 1405, did you get that from Noom or somewhere else?

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Thanks everyone for your posts.

Suzabella - thanks for the vote of confidence! And good for you too, keep it up :)

As I mentioned, I've been a vegetarian for 15 years so yes, I buy no sodium canned beans and still rinse them or buy dry beans and cook them myself. I also eat tofu as I previously mentioned, but more rarely because I have a soy intolerance (with certain GM tofu brands).

As for my Noom counsellor, I don't really know anything about her... but I'm not sure why you ask? I've brought these concerns up with her but she's not meant to be a nutritionist or psychologist or anything so I don't depend on her too much for answers. Again as I mentioned I weigh in daily, because that's what Noom asks you to do. I know the drill of same time of day, in the morning but after bathroom, etc. And because I know that weight fluctuates day to day, that's why I've taken the weekly average (which is 1.5 pounds down in 5 weeks). I've been strength training with free weights 3-4 times a week and jog on my own.

And Kiwi thanks for your suggestions. The Noom food tracker also tracks alcohol, so I've been using that and cross-referencing with other sources, to make sure the calorie count is correct. But I'll keep a closer eye on it. And thank you for saying that the weight loss should be applauded not cried about... but I'm here looking for support and advice, and being frustrated is an inevitable part of the journey.

Giving up alcohol completely is totally not an option for me. Several of my friends own cocktail bars, so having drinks together is a social activity. We often will buy and share interesting bottles of wine and beer with one another - it's not the mindless drinking at the bar, it's equivalent to having a gourmet meal and savouring it. If the trade off of losing weight is to have to go completely abstinent on something I thoroughly enjoy, it ain't worth it! I think 5 drinks a week is totally reasonable and to be honest, with my calories burned through activity, it fits into my calorie budget, along with eating enough nutritious calories. And as for a screwdriver having sugar, all alcohol has sugar, but no I don't drink highballs, typically only beer and wine. Which, studies have shown, have their own health benefits (and for me, lots of mental/social health benefits).

Anyway for the time being I'll keep a closer eye on my alcohol consumption, but really, given that I am eating whole, very nutrient dense food the other 99% of the time, I am not quick to jump to that conclusion... But maybe that's it and I just have to make peace with my trade off!

Beyond the alcohol, is there something else that I haven't thought about?

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I eat Keto myself, so I couldn't eat vegetarian because I'd be eating more carbohydrates than fit that plan in order to get my protein needs.

I agree with SLIMMERKIWI on the alcohol. Your body can't build anything from alcohol, it has no nutrients, it is pure calories. Frankly it's a poison, and so you body has to burn it first (before other calorie sources). So alcohol certainly delays body fat loss. I'm not looking down on alcohol consumption, I had some wine yesterday, but in your situation where you want to loose weight I think cutting alcohol will have a result.

Sugar is really almost the same. Pure calories, no nutrients, so your body doesn't need that. I presume you don't add sugar to things you eat, or eat sweet things (ice-cream?). Now if your alcoholic drinks were a screwdriver (orange juice and vodka) then you would be having both sugar and alcohol ... both useless calories.

I take my nutritional inspiration from Dr. Fuhrman (a vegetarian), who wrote the book "Eat To Live" which you may be interested in. His key idea is to get the most "bang for the buck" but from a nutrition point of view, ... to make your calories count. So his thought is:
HEALTH = NUTRITION / CALORIES

I've applied this to real foods, one nutrient at a time. Let's say I want to get my vitamin C. I google foods high in vitamin C. I find oranges, I find green peppers, and other foods ... Then I compare them, units of vitamin C per calorie consumed, do the math ... green peppers win. Almost four times the vitamin C per calorie consumed compared to your classic orange.

I don't eat oranges, ... I do eat green peppers.

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That amount of weight-loss in 5 weeks is to be applauded, not cried about.

I note the calorie range you use. Do you accurately measure your alcohol and accurately record your alcohol calories? If so, it is POSSIBLE that you aren't getting enough 'food' nutrients.

You have mentioned reducing your alcohol intake. That is certainly to be congratulated - it is dead calories and more can lead to other issues.

There are plenty of times during my weight-loss journey where I didn't lose a single gram in a month or two, and there was the very odd occasion where I would weigh slightly more. BUT I STILL managed to lose a considerable amount of weight. It was a slow journey, but I have been maintaining my weight-loss for a few years now. I still continue to weigh all of my food and enter it all into the Nutrition tracker to ensure that I stay there.

Give it time. Rome wasn't built in a day.

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You are right at 5'2" the lower weight is preferable. I try to eat veg meals when my husband isn't home - lots of legumes. Do you use a pressure cooker and cook fresh? If you use canned beans be sure to rinse since they contain a lot of salt which can cause you to retain water. For the same reason, hard tofu is better than soft - and a great meat substitute. If you haven't been eating animal proteins, add them slowly. If you think you'll like fish, you may want to try that for additional healthy oils - lots of different fish out there, but just adding chicken can get very boring - I don't eat fish so I know.

What do you know about your Noom counselor - is s/he a personal trainer, lifestyle coach, nutritionist - it seems unlikely. I looked into Noom myself just for maintenance and asked these questions of the person who contacted me as my potential counselor - not sure how these things are decided but I simply didn't like her "sales" approach and decided not to do it.

How often do you weigh in - once a week? Same time of day is best. Once you get to your goal weight then daily is good - too easy to slip back into bad habits - I'm currently in that mode since it has been so hot here and I find the things I have a taste for are high calorie and high fat - think Ben & Jerry's and local homemade ice creams. I'm moving less and having to really work on not eating on a whim. At my age pounds take a long time to come off.

You'll get there - look for an exercise buddy to walk with and get some free weights or stretch bands. I think you'll be fine.

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I hear you! I was faithfully working the program for 3 months with no more than a volley between the same two pounds! Finally, when I decided to slash the simple carbs did I see a real, actual, sustained loss of 5 lbs! Now I am challenging myself to keep that off and work for the next 5. I am bouncing between 4 an 5 lost at the moment, but it'll go down, and so will yours!

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Thanks for the reply. I did actually put my height in originally, but it was a long post ;-)

I'm 5'2, and I am definitely not solid muscle! There is lots of weight to lose. I chose 125 as my goal weight because I know it is somewhat achievable - even if I settled around 127 I would be happy.

I've been a vegetarian for about 15 years so I'm really good at managing protein (a lot of lentils, beans, tofu, eggs, etc.). Though I am at a point now where I might start adding some chicken to my diet, at least for the time being, to try and see if that jumpstarts anything. Any thoughts on that?

As for your last point, you are right... but it is so hard! It's so disheartening to see that scale, even though I'm trying not to fixate on it. But here I am fixating nonetheless. I don't think I've been strength training hard enough to have put on significant muscle mass, so it really feels like a huge stall out.

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I guess the only unanswered question is how tall are you? Who determined your goal weight? Is it what you think you should weigh. When I was 32 I was 5'7" of solid muscle - and weighed in at 135. Is it what your Noom counselor thought was a good weight for you.

I wanted to weigh 115-118. I dieted down to 125 pretty easily and have to say at my then height I was scrawny with bones jutting out - At 70 I'm at the same weight but only 5'4" and would love to be able to get to 125 again, but was told by my docs that's unrealistic for me given my limited exercise.

Having a realistic goal is important - so if youo didn't ask your counselor, perhaps that is a good first step. As a vegetarian it is also important to eat sufficient protein which can take more work than eating just fruits and veggies - but protein is what fuels you.

Don't be discouraged - if it's the right weight and you have exercised religiously you may have just gained significant muscle mass which weighs more than fat - Just looking at it differently may make all the difference.

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TLDR: I've been working hard for 5 weeks. Just averaged my weight loss per week, and am down 1.5 pounds. Yes, 1.5 POUNDS in FIVE weeks.

The full story:

Five weeks ago I signed up to Noom (another weight loss app that promises "this time it will be different") and about three weeks ago I bought a Fitbit.

I've been checking in on Noom every day and going through their activities, tracking my food, and staying active. Since getting my Fitbit, there's been about 8 days where my steps are around 7000, but most days they're between 12,000 - 15,000. I've also been doing 21 Day Fix workout videos, as well as a ton of yard work (moderate exercise: building a deck, lots of weeding, landscaping, etc.). Probably an average of 4 days/week of at least 30 minutes of actual exercise, on top of my step goals.

I'm 32, in good health, no kids, etc. I sleep well enough and have a very good grasp of nutrition (I think). I eat vegetarian 95% of the time. In the past 5 weeks I've cut down on alcohol, to an average of 5 or less drinks a week (usually a glass of wine a couple weekday evenings, and a couple beers/cocktails on the weekend).

I eat homemade unsweetened yogurt and berries for breakfast everyday. I eat a salad for lunch every workday. Dinners are full of veggies and high fibre: brown rice, quinoa, or farro with curries, vegetable sauces, soups, etc. I have been eating out at most once per week over the past 5 weeks. I don't drink soda or juice, I drink my coffee black, I eat fast food like once a year, I manage my portions, and so on. According to Noom, I've been consuming in the range of 1100-1400 calories/day. I've never gone over 1450. BMR is ~1405, but as I mentioned, I've been staying active during the day.

I am so effing frustrated. All that, and 1.5 pounds in 5 weeks. I do weigh in every morning. My highest weight was 142.8 (during week 1) and my lowest weight was 137.0 (first day of week 5). Today is my last day of week 5 and I weighed in at 140.0. Oh, I'm 5 foot 2, so I definitely have weight to lose.

HELP. What is going on? I expected to be down 5 pounds by now, which should be totally reasonable considering everything I've been doing. I am very sad.





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