I know that I'm mental, but I was doing research again, on caloric intake in the first several weeks of being banded. I came across this article.
You can use this website BMR Calculator to determine your Base Metabolic Rate. This is the number of calories you need to consume per day just to maintain your current weight. Then, if you want to lose 2 pounds per week, you'd take your BMR x 7 days - 7,000 calories / 7 days to get your new daily calorie limit. Be sure to recalculate your BMR after every 10 pounds lost so that you aren't eating too much. Also remember that when you exercise, you need to add those calories back in so you don't go so low that your body thinks it's in starvation mode.
My number of daily calories was low! In fact I had already surpassed it, after my 1/2 cup of cream of wheat lunch. Just a little something I'd thought I'd share. I may try it a day or two...has anyone ever used this..did it work..? I just get confused because sometimes you hear that to boost a weight loss you shoud increase calories. My protien shakes alone, with vitamin and protein supplements in them, are 350 calories.
I had a .7 loss today. Woot. Bring it.
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