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    Angry weigtht loss question

    Hello guys, so i weight 240lb. I now have decided to to train my way down to 180lb. I did my research and found out daily calories intake a day is 2300 to lose 2lb a week. but honestly i cut it down to 2000 calories. I have been going to the gym for the past 3 week running on a treadmill for an hour and also doing some abdominal crunches. I have not decided lifting yet, but my question is.. How come im still not seeing any weight drop... its now been 3 weeks. I also would to add burn about 500 calories every time i hit the gym (5 times a week).
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    Originally Posted by karim728 View Post
    I did my research and found out daily calories intake a day is 2300 to lose 2lb a week.
    How much of this research was done by tracking your own body over a period time and how much by looking at random websites?
    I can tell time. Time cannot tell me.

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    You could be retaining water or perhaps your maintenance is less than a random calculator online.

    Track your BW every day for 2 weeks and track your intake closely.

    If your average is staying the same or going up you know you need to lower calories.
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    Originally Posted by karim728 View Post
    How come im still not seeing any weight drop... its now been 3 weeks. I also would to add burn about 500 calories every time i hit the gym (5 times a week).
    Your research on cal limit/day you specifically need to lose 2lb/week likely is incorrect, and you likely are not tracking your cals for what you eat accurately.

    Regardless, knocking a few hundred cals more off and working out more should solve the problem. 3 weeks also isn't a huge amount of time to see changes of any kind.
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    One or (probably) both of these:

    1. Your maintenance is not as high as you thought because you used some calculator - these tend to overestimate the TDEE of overweight people

    2. Your counting is off due to not accurately weighing everything consumed

    As mentioned above, get 2 weeks of daily weigh ins based on an accurate and unchanging calorie intake. Then decide what your approximate TDEE is.
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    You're not truly in a deficit
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