How Many Calories Do You Eat?

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KK89

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Posted: 03 Jun 2011, 00:00
I eat between 1000-1500 cals per day, depending on my activities that day...

I know that everyone is different... but I read some journals where people are eating 600 cals a day? That seems very low, or are my calories just to high?
Keisha


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Blindside

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Posted: 04 Jun 2011, 01:06
I think for a woman you are about right. I tend to eat around 2500 a day sometimes more.
The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.
1 Samuel 16:7
Nicky111

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Posted: 04 Jun 2011, 06:32
I try to aim for 1500 kcals per day but end up eating on avarage about 1800 kcals. I don't usualy eat less than a minimum of 1300 per day but on bad days when I strugle to curb the cravings I can eat up to 2500 kcals... I find that if I eat less than 1300 I tend to over eat the next day.
Nicky
Robert j...

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Posted: 04 Jun 2011, 07:48
the key is to burn more cals then you take in. so if you eat 1500 per day make sure you burn 2000. try to avg. 500 cals def. a day thats a pound per week.
greerp

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Posted: 04 Jun 2011, 08:50
I must have an amazing BMR (NOT), cause I lose weight and I don't have that kind of a deficit. Calories In/Calories out is Bunk. Eat the right foods and you will lose weight! Period!
ADobs

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Posted: 04 Jun 2011, 09:34
everyone is different, so you have to find what works for you. I eat no more than 1,300 calories per day and then usually on the weekends I eat a bit more with one day a week being my "spike" day where I try and eat double my calories to give my metabolism a boost! You're not supposed to eat below 1,200 calories because your body cannot get all of its needed calories/nutrients needed to function (RMR).
Your body keeps an accurate journal regardless of what you write down...
gnat824

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Posted: 04 Jun 2011, 10:42
I eat 1800-1900 a day when I exercise (which is most days). That's enough to give me a deficit and any less than that and I get seriously hungry! I figure the more calories you can eat and still lose weight, the easier it will be to maintain your weight. I also maintain a spike day Smile
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KK89

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Posted: 04 Jun 2011, 12:05
Thanks thats all very helpful! I usually have a calorie deficit of 1000 cals, and im loosing weight steadily but very slowly... which can be depressing at times! but i know it took time to gain th weight so it will take time for it to come off.

Thanks everyone! =)

Keisha


The Difference between WANT and NEED is self control.
Its not about the food I cannot have, Its about the body I will not have if I eat that food.
SUGAR IS THE DEVIL xD



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