Caloric Deficit Eating

previous topic · next topic
Prava

Joined: Mar 08
Posts: 5

      quote  
Posted: 12 May 2008, 13:03
Are any of you eating in caloric deficit, meaning 500 or more calories below your BMR levels?

Although this accelerates your weight loss, aren't you afraid of gaining back the weight doubly quick when you start increasing your calorie intake or will you comfortably continue to eat in caloric deficit?

A good site for checking out your calorie requirements based on your energy / exercise expending levels is www.nutritiondata.com A wealth of valuable information.
caged...

Joined: Mar 08
Posts: 133

      quote  
Posted: 12 May 2008, 15:09
I am at a deficit of about 300 calories for basic maintenance of daily function. Add on top of that the calories I burn exercising and I am approximately 700 calories below.

However, I believe that people on Atkins dont have to worry about calories because once ketosis kicks in (the body using body fat to burn energy), the body will compensate for any deficit by simply burning more fat.

I do worry however if I should at least increase my calorie intake. I average about 1200 calories per day but I am not losing any weight.

Would love to get some input on this.
Prava

Joined: Mar 08
Posts: 5

      quote  
Posted: 13 May 2008, 03:58
According to my BMR I should be consuming around 1600 calories which most days I am no where near. It has been suggested that maybe the scale doesn't move often is because that BMR level is not being fed? By being in deficit, you're actually doing your metabolism harm and metabolic repair then needs to be done. As caged liberty says, informed input on this would be good.
Lucybell33

Joined: Sep 07
Posts: 210

      quote  
Posted: 13 May 2008, 04:44
I just checked out my BMR, and found out it's currently a little over 1,400 calories. My average intake is usually around 1,600 calories, although this is done via calorie zig-zagging (target average ~ 1,300-1,400 calories), interspersed with some naughty cheat days! I find this seems to work OK, and I actually tend to see the biggest losses shortly after one of those naughty treat days. Confused
My weight-loss journey, so far...
09/07/2007: 210lb - BMI 36.6
20/08/2007: 196lb - BMI 34.2 (1 stone lost)
29/10/2007: 182lb - BMI 31.7 (2 stone lost)
14/01/2008: 168.5 - BMI 29.4 (3 stone lost)
31/03/2008: 151.5 - BMI 26.4 (4 stone lost)
09/06/2008: 139.2 - BMI 24.4 (5 stone lost and goal weight reached!!)
yeti

Joined: May 08
Posts: 1

      quote  
Posted: 13 May 2008, 07:51
Caloric Deficit Eating (fancy name!) - This is the basis & main focus of my personal weight loss program. According to data (plus/minus) my BMR is 2700 and I can easily keep my intake to 1500 or lower. Luckily (depending on how you look at things...) I live in a place that doesn't support a totally sedentary lifestyle (Arctic Norway). So I am active most of the time. Snow clearing in winter and gardening all summer uses a lot of energy! I am not really afraid of putting the weight back on straight away after a weight loss period. I have experienced that to a degree in the past, but it's not really a problem. It tends to sneak its way on you over time.....
If things don't change, they'll stay as they are



Forum Search
Advanced forum search



Latest Posts

Getting Back on Track (After Pregnancy)
Be kind to yourself, youre only four months in. I've had four kids and my belly has inflated and deflated so many times it will never be the same, you get used to it and move on. Eat a good variety ...
by Eitac on 02 Sep 15 05:09 AM
weighing self and food plan
Weighing self, Agree Weighing food, Should
by Glaun on 01 Sep 15 03:51 PM
Am I on right track
Hi guys. This is my reading for the day. Fat: 48.78 Carbs: 14.08 Sugar: 4.18, Nett Carbs 9.18 and Protien: 28.21 and Cals: 590. Does this sound right.
by Rosa Rosaron on 01 Sep 15 07:20 AM
My first forum entry
Welcome and lots of luck, it's also not really luck, commitment to your plan and follow through. Tweaking wlong the way so you plan and lifestyle will meld into something you can live with not a diet ...
by wholefoodnut on 31 Aug 15 08:54 PM
Where is everyone from?
Kentucky born and raised.
by terceStaF tnuoccA on 31 Aug 15 12:05 PM

Member Tip

average member ranking
by member Tresmemphis
Drink water
13 Feb 15 for diet Atkins