Originally Posted by Sandelio
What WERE your UP and DD numbers during weight loss Linda?
Originally Posted by SoHappy
But then you also need to know the person's age and height and current weight and exercise, etc.... Just the numbers don't tell us anything.
One person can lose like a FLASH at the same calories somebody else can't get weight loss moving on. It's so darned individual to each of us.
I guess on JUDDD it's a pretty big clue if you're not losing any weight, and you are respecting your calorie number... you have probably set your calorie numbers too high.
Well, I think Pat makes a very valid point here, that YMMV, as on any WOE.
To answer you question Sandelio, I set my calories, per the suggestion on the JUDDD site, on Aug 1 when I started this WOE for: female, 65.5 inches, 151.6 pounds and 53 years old. I then put in 45%, with little or no exercise, which gave me 742 DD cals and 1649 UD cals. I only wanted to lose 6.6 pounds, and didn't think I would do well on 500 cals or less for my DDs. I lowered the 742 to an even 700 but kept the UD cals at 1649. I ate up to both days pretty much for the first month, I would say, and was losing at an average rate of 2 pounds a week. By Aug 22nd I had made my goal of 145 and continued to lose another 10 pounds from that date until my final goal on Nov. 11 of 135.
When I hit my first goal of 145 I actually upped the calories on both ends to 800 and 1800 because I was happy to stay there or just a little below to 142/140, but I continued to lose weight, as you see. I now eat 800 to 900 cals on DDs and 1800 to 1900 cals on UDs and this is helping to keep my weight at 135. Most DDs I don't make that 800/900 but UDs are pretty close to 1800/1900.
Not sure if this answers you question, Sandelio, but hope it helped you to understand why I was a little :eek: when I was losing so quickly, even eating at that 45% weight loss/maintenance level.