Hi Folks,

Newbie here. Have quite a few stone to lose and was trying the intuitive eating plan however ive been told I have to lose weight for my blood pressure and cholesterol and want to do this so I can avoid medication. I am using MFP which is great and helps me measure salt and fat etc but I just wondered if you all stick to the Calorie range that the BMI calculator on here gives you? The lower number is about 200 more than MFP has suggested. Just wondered how those of you sticking to it are getting on?

Many thanks in advance :)



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  • Hi and welcome, debsmcphee :)

    We always advice using the NHS BMI calculator for getting your calorie range and for eating as near the top end as you can, while still losing weight. MFP tends to be stingy with its initial allowance, then over generous for activity allowance. The less you start eating, the lower your maintenance allowance will be, because your body will adjust accordingly.

    I'd like to invite you to join our Newbie Club, which we hope will be a good place for you to connect with members, who are also just starting out. If you just post a few words to introduce yourself and respond to others there, you'll soon break the ice. Here's the link

    You'll find all the information you need to navigate the forum in the header, so please take the time to read it carefully.

    Wishing you all the best :)

  • Wow that will be quite a difference! I will up it to the BMI recommendation and see how I get on. Thanks very much for replying.

    I will check out the newbies club :)

  • Hope to see you in the newbie club.. I call it the sat-nav to the forum...

    Cheering you on 🎉🎉🎉

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