Calorie confusion :(

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Jooleh

Joined: Oct 13
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Posted: 26 Oct 2013, 11:11
Hi,
I'm currently trying to lose weight, however I'm getting so confused over how many calories I'm supposed to be eating. I've got the FS app on my phone and to lose weight it recommends I eat 2500 calories a day. I find this quite a large amount and over the last 2 weeks, with help from the app, I've been consuming between 845-2169 a day. My job is quite physical and 12 hour shifts and on my days off I've also been doing approx. 30 mins on my machine at home. I feel like I'm eating enough, I don't feel hungry most the time and I am eating at regular intervals. Please could somebody help? Also will I still lose weight with the above calorie intake now I have stupidly pulled ligaments in my knee so unable to exercise for 10-14 day Sad
Thanks in advance, sorry its a long one!
mummydee

Joined: Feb 10
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Posted: 26 Oct 2013, 11:42
this is the best RDI calculator i've found... FS tells me to eat 400 calories more per day than i do to maintain. So I go with about.com

https://caloriecount.about.com/register
mummydee

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Posted: 26 Oct 2013, 11:45
It's also an eye opener to log in your food, every bite, on a daily basis. Weigh, measure and make sure every morsel goes into the diet calendar, then you'll see exactly what you're consuming.
Draglist

Joined: Jun 12
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Posted: 26 Oct 2013, 12:32
Agreed with the tool. The site is sort of hard to navigate, so here is a direct link.

http://caloriecount.about.com/tools/calories-goal
Bill Pratt
www.diettruth.org - Links to calorie calculators and IF info
Jooleh

Joined: Oct 13
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Posted: 26 Oct 2013, 12:50
Thanks guys Smile x



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