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Old 04-19-2012, 06:55 AM   #1
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Another newbie question

When I started JUDDD April 1 I used the 25% in the calculation of up day and down day calories. Now I'm thinking I should lower it to the 20% level. Would doing this help me lose a little faster? Thanks for your help. This forum is an invaluable aid and I read it several time a day. You are all so inspiring, and I really think this is something I could do for the rest of my life.

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Old 04-19-2012, 07:10 AM   #2
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Maybe? Give it a go and see.

Just make sure that TOM or some other reason doesn't stop the experiment.

However, I would ask what you've lost in the past 3 weeks (nearly) - because if it's a reasonable amount of weight - and it's comfortable - perhaps you're better sticking with what you're doing now.
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Old 04-19-2012, 07:27 AM   #3
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What's the hurry? I always like to remember that I didn't put all my extra weight on in a hurry so it's probably going to also take time to come off.

Try the 20% but don't torture yourself. If you get too hungry at the 20% then go back up again, but make JUDDD "DOABLE" or else it's a plan will be just waiting to fail.

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Old 04-19-2012, 03:05 PM   #4
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I have a similar question, though I think I know the answer

My UD is around 2200, at 20%, but I'm doing 500 for my DD which is between 20% and 25% (449-560)

I'm comfortable on 500 on my DD, so I don't see why I need to change just yet... maybe when my calculated DD is more like 400, I'll move it down to 450 or something.

Just want to see if my thinking is correct? I basically check in on the calculator each time I lose and adjust from there-- for sure, I adjust my UD b/c I don't want to overeat.

give me a yay/nay. Thanks
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Old 04-19-2012, 03:21 PM   #5
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Stitcher, I wouldn't rush to drop to 20% just yet, give it a little more time. If you feel you need to though, by all means have a go.

Soren, if things are still working and you are happy with the 500 I would leave well alone. But if you feel you are sticking a bit then try dropping the DD cals maybe just by 50.

The most important thing is that this should remain a way of eating that we can live with.
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Old 04-19-2012, 03:37 PM   #6
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Soren, just my opinion, but I wouldn't lower those UD cals unless you see weight loss slowing, even if you lose quite a bit and the calculator says to eat less. The reason being, you really do want to keep you metabolism burning as hot as possible, and not get used to getting by on less. If you can still lose with the higher calorie number, why not keep it?
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Old 04-19-2012, 03:44 PM   #7
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Thanks Cindy and Tina I do avg about 2000-2200 on my UDs, and since I know I'm fueling a DD, I eat, but don't push it.

I didn't lose much this week, but I experimented with a bagel and some Dreamfields on the UDs this week, so I"m not surprised OR upset. Just learning a new methodology

I'll stay at 500 for a while and stick to my UD limits too-- I just wanted to see what you guys thought, now that I'm out of "induction" .

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Originally Posted by stitcher View Post
When I started JUDDD April 1 I used the 25% in the calculation of up day and down day calories. Now I'm thinking I should lower it to the 20% level. Would doing this help me lose a little faster? Thanks for your help. This forum is an invaluable aid and I read it several time a day. You are all so inspiring, and I really think this is something I could do for the rest of my life.

Lynn
Hey, Lynn - I bolded what you wrote above, cause, 1) it's true!, and 2) if you're losing and you're not suffering, why lower cals even further? Like Beeb had said in her response, lowering to a level that might be uncomfortable could also be inviting failure. And if you really would like to live with this plan for life, it has to be comfortable and sustainable.
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Old 05-17-2012, 06:19 PM   #9
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What's the hurry? I always like to remember that I didn't put all my extra weight on in a hurry so it's probably going to also take time to come off.

Try the 20% but don't torture yourself. If you get too hungry at the 20% then go back up again, but make JUDDD "DOABLE" or else it's a plan will be just waiting to fail.

HTH
Just want to thank you Beeb! "What's the hurry?" is my new mantra, and it really helps to remind me that it's a long process. As it turns out I had used the "exercise 30 min. 3 times a week" option when I figured out my calories so they really were a little high. I'm using the no exercise numbers now and they feel good too.

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