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Thread: Calories and weight loss.

  1. #71
    no, zero plateaus. IF is a very reliable lifestyle for us.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bonnette View Post
    John, did you hit any weight loss plateaus on that plan?
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  2. #72
    Yes, its low but these sci bodies just dont burn like an ab. To get lean try if.... Maybe 2 24 hour fasts then your regular cals.
    Quote Originally Posted by paraparajumper View Post
    damn man, that's incredibly low kcals, but i bet that's perfect for a quad like you; crazy how our bodies change post sci. I had my rmr tested and i was at 1459 kcals. When i track my calories well i try to eat 1300-1400. I've wanted to get leaner to look more "shredded," since i lift, but i find it very very hard to only eat 1000 kcals, even 1500 i can blow through quickly. I've definitely stalled when it comes to weight loss. Realistically, i think the only way for me to lose more weight is cardio. Can't stand it but that's probably the only way i'll get a good caloric deficit.
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  3. #73
    Quote Originally Posted by fuentejps View Post
    no, zero plateaus. IF is a very reliable lifestyle for us.
    Wow, that's great. I've been doing a modified version of IF, but I'm going to switch to your plan.
    MS with cervical and thoracic cord lesions

  4. #74
    I have been inching upward ever since I went to a full power wheelchair 6-7 years ago. Getting the calories way down and keeping the fiber intake high enough to keep my bowel program working is a real struggle. Even the high fiber foods come with calories. I have to use restraint with fiber supplements because at a certain point they cause diarrhea. Upping the exercise is a problem too because of painful shoulders. Any practical suggestions? I cannot get my diet down below 1800 calories without running into bowel issues. After nearly 64 years with my SCI my system just does not seem to have much flexibility.
    You will find a guide to preserving shoulder function @
    http://www.rstce.pitt.edu/RSTCE_Reso...imb_Injury.pdf

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  5. #75
    Quote Originally Posted by SCIfor55+yrs. View Post
    I have been inching upward ever since I went to a full power wheelchair 6-7 years ago. Getting the calories way down and keeping the fiber intake high enough to keep my bowel program working is a real struggle. Even the high fiber foods come with calories. I have to use restraint with fiber supplements because at a certain point they cause diarrhea. Upping the exercise is a problem too because of painful shoulders. Any practical suggestions? I cannot get my diet down below 1800 calories without running into bowel issues. After nearly 64 years with my SCI my system just does not seem to have much flexibility.
    How much do you weigh? How much weight do you need to lose?

  6. #76
    Quote Originally Posted by SCIfor55+yrs. View Post
    I have been inching upward ever since I went to a full power wheelchair 6-7 years ago. Getting the calories way down and keeping the fiber intake high enough to keep my bowel program working is a real struggle. Even the high fiber foods come with calories. I have to use restraint with fiber supplements because at a certain point they cause diarrhea. Upping the exercise is a problem too because of painful shoulders. Any practical suggestions? I cannot get my diet down below 1800 calories without running into bowel issues. After nearly 64 years with my SCI my system just does not seem to have much flexibility.
    My husband and I have eaten chia seeds for years. They're tasty, packed with fiber and nutrients, and don't need to be ground (we sprinkle them whole on cereal and soups - they're very tiny and absorb a lot of water, so they can also be used as thickeners in recipes). 2-4 tablespoons a day are all that we need to stay regular, and there are many other health benefits. Start with 2 T. and build up, if you need more - 2 T. a day supply most people's fiber needs. Here is an excellent article about chia seeds and their uses: https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutriti...es/chia-seeds/
    MS with cervical and thoracic cord lesions

  7. #77
    Quote Originally Posted by gjnl View Post
    How much do you weigh? How much weight do you need to lose?
    I am up to about 170 after hanging around 145-150 for most of my pre-powerchair years. When I was working and using a manual chair, I had to pack in 3500-3800 calories a day to keep from wasting away. Cutting back now is a real challenge.
    You will find a guide to preserving shoulder function @
    http://www.rstce.pitt.edu/RSTCE_Reso...imb_Injury.pdf

    See my personal webpage @
    http://cccforum55.freehostia.com/

  8. #78
    Quote Originally Posted by Bonnette View Post
    My husband and I have eaten chia seeds for years. They're tasty, packed with fiber and nutrients, and don't need to be ground (we sprinkle them whole on cereal and soups - they're very tiny and absorb a lot of water, so they can also be used as thickeners in recipes). 2-4 tablespoons a day are all that we need to stay regular, and there are many other health benefits. Start with 2 T. and build up, if you need more - 2 T. a day supply most people's fiber needs. Here is an excellent article about chia seeds and their uses: https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutriti...es/chia-seeds/
    Thanks Bonnette, I will check this out.
    You will find a guide to preserving shoulder function @
    http://www.rstce.pitt.edu/RSTCE_Reso...imb_Injury.pdf

    See my personal webpage @
    http://cccforum55.freehostia.com/

  9. #79
    Quote Originally Posted by SCIfor55+yrs. View Post
    Thanks Bonnette, I will check this out.
    Hope you like them, if you try them!
    MS with cervical and thoracic cord lesions

  10. #80
    Quote Originally Posted by SCIfor55+yrs. View Post
    I have been inching upward ever since I went to a full power wheelchair 6-7 years ago. Getting the calories way down and keeping the fiber intake high enough to keep my bowel program working is a real struggle. Even the high fiber foods come with calories. I have to use restraint with fiber supplements because at a certain point they cause diarrhea. Upping the exercise is a problem too because of painful shoulders. Any practical suggestions? I cannot get my diet down below 1800 calories without running into bowel issues. After nearly 64 years with my SCI my system just does not seem to have much flexibility.
    1800 is way high for a quad especially without exercise.... when in a caloric deficit there will be alot less waste. maybe throw a few 1/2 doses of mirilax in??
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