I was maintaining on SP at about 1600-1700 calories a day and running 3-4 times a week for an hour.
I don't think I can eat 1600-1700 calories a day. I would just be too hungry. Even at around 1800 calories I still feel hungry often. I think I'll stick with my plan, bump up my walks to 6 days a week, and deal with it all later.
It just doesn't make any sense to me! Is my metabolism so weird that at maintenance for a 180 pound woman I can gain so fast? There are calorie calculators that suggest 2500 calories a day for someone my height/weight in the third trimester. It's so bizarre.
Edited by: SQUIDDYM at: 2/4/2012 (16:42)
2/4/12 9:45 A
Some of the weight gain may be water; but since you report a constant 1 pound weekly gain, this makes me think it is more likely to be true weight gain.
I would aim for about 1600-1700 daily for the next 2-3 weeks and see if this brings about that 1/2 pound weekly weight gain that you want.
If you were following SP, I am guessing that you were eating about 1300 calories daily. I usually suggest about 200 more for weight maintenance and another 200 calories for 1/2 pound weekly gain. This would put you around 1700. But this is all a guess since I do not know what you were doing at SP
Becky, SP and BF Registered Dietitian
2/3/12 11:07 P
I'm 28 weeks and I sort of overdid it in months 4 and 5, gaining a total of 20 pounds by the end of my 24th week, putting me at 182. That kind of freaked me out, so I went back to a lower calorie diet. I still track on Sparkpeople and I'm eating between 1700 and 2000 calories a day with the 2000 calorie days being less than half the time. I walk for over an hour 4 times a week, which burns about 1400 calories a week.
I'm still gaining like a pound a week! How is this possible?! My calories in are totally within maintenance range for my weight. I want to gain half a pound a week, but today I weighed myself and I'm 185. I am so frustrated- why not just pig out? Ugh. :(
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