Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
not trying to lose weight
I recently quit smoking aboout two weeks its been. The whole past two weeks I have been consuming about 3000 calories a day and really gaing weight about a pound a day. Just yesterday I limited myself to 2000 calories and I lost about a pound in one day. My quetion is- is that because i consumed so many less calories? I weigh 147 pounds and read to maintain my current weight I need 1900 cals a day. My mother has cancer and Im terrified that there is something wrong with me they say loosing weight is  a sign of cancer should I be concerned.
Cancel
4 Answers
Page 1 of 1
483733 tn?1326802046
You should not be worried.  A reduction of 1000 calories can definitely result in a 1 lb. loss.  Congratulations on quitting!
Comment
Cancel
483733 tn?1326802046
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
616227 tn?1251079998
I think it a great move! Try staying at 1900 caloreis a day and gradually try to fall in between the range 1200 -1600 and you will see great results. And you dont have to do it overnite, Just do it slowly in your own pace..Also try combining exercsie with your everyday activity and you will see amzing results!

Oh almost forgot! Congrats on Quitting!
Comment
Cancel
616227 tn?1251079998
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
579258 tn?1250652943
Believe the large calorie change is responsible for your weight loss.  Congratulations on quitting and feel free to stay involved in the community for support even though you don't have weight to lose.  There is a lot of motivation that flows around here.

Best wishes to your mom and wishes for a healthful recovery ...

(((Hugs)))
Ranae
Comment
Cancel
579258 tn?1250652943
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
Hi, don;t worry, this is absolutely normal, a single pounf is not that much. Bear in mind, that weight gain after quitting smoking does not last forever. So it is good you try to reduce your calories intake. 2000 calories are fine to maintain your weight, as far as I understood from your post :)
Good luck! And keep tracking your weight just for safe!
Comment
Cancel
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Recent Activity
2020005 tn?1464196836
Blank
KTowne commented on Belle313's status
7 hrs ago
649848 tn?1424570775
Blank
Barb135 commented on specialmom's status
12 hrs ago
463897 tn?1448485050
Blank
MH Community Mgr commented on photo
21 hrs ago
Blank
Weight Tracker
Track your weight over time
Start Tracking Now
Top Healthy Living Answerers
Weight Loss & Dieting Community Resources