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Posted: 13 Jan 2011, 21:51
I have no.clue what im doin... Im 5'7 at 160. I wanna weigh 130. Is that too much weight to lose? How many calories should I be eatin?

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Posted: 13 Jan 2011, 22:02 Try that website to find a healthy weight. To maintain you current body weight you multiply your weight by 11. If you want to lose it has to be less than that. It isn't really healthy to go below 1200 calories however. Also drinking plenty of water really is a big part. You should drink half your weight in ounces. So at 160 you want to drink at least 75oz of water per day.

I know it sounds like it would take too much time and be annoying but if you get a food scale and weigh out your portions you will do great and not be hungry because you will find your vegetable portions have been too small and meat portions too big. Don't forget fresh fruit!

Hope that helps. You definitely need exercise too but I am definitely not knowledgeable in that department (YET!)

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Posted: 13 Jan 2011, 22:09
According to most of the height and weight charts I've read ideal for 5'7" Female is 143, low end is 123.
To see how many calories you should be eating look at how many you burn at rest and sleep everyday according to your body. Fatsecret has it figured for you if you select Enter Exercise.
What you'll want to do with that is eat fewer calories than what you already burn and burn more through exercise.
To lose a pound you must burn at least 3500 calories, but you don't want to burn more than 2-3 pounds per week. No more than .5-1 pound when you are getting within 10 pounds of your ideal weight.

It's best, in my opinion, to burn most of your calories through exercise instead of through omission of calories in your diet.

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Posted: 13 Jan 2011, 22:29
Thanks! all the info should be helpful. Im tryin to get ready for my army physical fitness test and I just got married 2 monrgs ago so I wanna look incredible for my new hubby. I also wanna have anorher baby in a year or two and the weight loss will help. I dont have much support from my husband but thats because im "perfect". I mean he tells me to do what will make me happy but he disagrees with weight loss. By no means am I fat or even chubby bc if I wete my army career would not be in place but I dont eat right eitger. I eat no cooked veggies other then corn. Tried em dont lije em. Raw I love them and my hubby has pushed me in thay dept. Cause he loves cooked veggies but I also cant help bur eat at 12 a.m. and go to bed at 1 a.m. bc of my work schedule

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