Am i not eating enough calories?

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mollybakke31

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Posted: 16 Sep 2009, 07:32
i am 31 and weigh 120lbs. I am only 5ft so i am trying to loose another 10 lbs. i have been counting my calories. I have about a 600 calorie deficeit every day according to fatsecret. But i am wondering if maybe im not eating enough calories. I am a pretty active person. Between laundry, house cleaning, erands, grocery shopping, making dinner and lunches and outdoor work, i barley have tie to sit down.Plus, i ride a stationary bike for 30-40 min per day and lift free weights 3 to 4 times a wk. shud i try adding a few houndred calories? i am trying to avoid my body going into starvation mode.
BFG33

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Posted: 16 Sep 2009, 08:36
Taking a quick glance at your diet calendar I would venture to guess you need more cals - maybe check one of the calculators over at LiveStrong?
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mollybakke31

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Posted: 16 Sep 2009, 09:10
I have gone to a few web sites with calculators. Thanks for the suggestion. I am gonna up my cals to 1500 and see what happens. My boyfriend says iv been a bit cranky lately. I think my poor body is starving. Thanks for thehelp. Its frustrating because i am trying really hard.
BabetteOnTra...

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Posted: 16 Sep 2009, 21:44
Try this site: http://www.cancer.org/docroot/PED/content/PED_6_1x_Calorie_Calculator.asp

It will give the amount of calories you need to sustain your weight - from there create the deficit that you require. Looks to me that 1500 would be a good target for you.

Good Luck!
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Babette

Highest Weight: 410



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