I have been on a mission since January to find the right way to shed some pounds. I started the year using Weight Watchers Online. I figured that I could keep track using the I-Phone app and I could easily track my points. With that said, I have lost about 20lbs using the old WW point system in the past. This time, I did not feel that I was having the same success with the new system. Plus, the WW app was not all that it cracked up to be. So, with that I decided to cancel my membership in early March.
A teacher friend had been faithfully using the My Fitness Pal app. (The also are online.) I had heard of it but I had also tried using other apps that counted calories. So, I was not sure I wanted to go that route. Anyway, I finally started using the My Fitness Pal app in mid-March. I decided that I loved being able to scan all my foods and it totally did all of the calculations for me! Yea! Plus, I have ran across very few foods that would NOT scan. That is a PLUS in my book!
So fast forward to now. I have been really good about tracking calories and watching what I eat. The MFP app told me that my daily calories should be1200. I am down 11 pounds…give or take….it depends on the day…
Anyway, I currently do not feel that I am loosing what I should be loosing considering that I am really trying to stick to those calories. So, last night I got to searching around on the web looking for suggested calorie intake. I might add that I found a very wide variety of opinions. I guess I am just trying to figure out if maybe 1200 is too few calories and thus resulting in very SLOOOOWWW weight loss.
I found this one and thought this was an interesting concept. It also gives you the option to zig-zag your calories everyday so you keep loosing and will not plateau. I might just run with it for a week or two and see how it goes. I will let you know what I think about this one in a couple of weeks!
I would LOVE to hear your thoughts and opinions!