Please help - I weigh 60kg and height 1.68m,female. How many calories should i be eating per day???

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NCNOLE

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Posted: 20 Sep 2012, 10:20
Your weight is normal for your height. You may just need to do some more strength training with weights to help tighten up and feel and look better. As you lose weight, your metabolism slows and so will the weight loss. Try changing up your exercises and maybe even try changing some of your meals - try not to eat the same thing if you do.
Snow833

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Posted: 20 Sep 2012, 11:31
It's harder to lose weight when you're already pretty thin. I'm 170cm and I had 60kg before and I know I still had a lot of fat. Off course you want to lose it. You should eat 1200 calories per day and only have 1 cheat day a week and that should be no more than 1500 calories. Start exercising 5 or 6 times a week, twice is not enough and include brisk walks 3 or 4 times a week. Right now you are probably only maintaining your weight with your diet and exercise choises like this but with my suggestions you could lose those 2kg in 2 or 3 weeks. Good luck Smile
Asarver

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Posted: 20 Sep 2012, 13:19
I would honestly try and avoid cheat days. If you want a piece of candy or chocolate, fit it into your 1200 calories a day. Your body tends to freak out if your calorie intake jumps from one day to the next, causing your body to hold on to more than it should.
karabeth

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Posted: 20 Sep 2012, 14:53
Switch up your weight routine. Do less reps with heavier weights. You are so close to where you want to be that the tiniest change may bring you there. You will be sore but it will feel so good Smile
CJT1217

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Posted: 20 Sep 2012, 16:58
My food advice is to cut any and all highly processed food and eat natural foods. Bump up your protein via chicken and fish and eat fruits and veggies. Simple and very effective. WHen it comes to calories it's quality (protein, good fats vs complex carbs) over mere quantity.

Stay the course, stay on point, stay motivated, dedicated, and you won't be stopped. Discipline. Perseverance. Focus. Dig deep and you will be victorious.
Jade Grobler

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Posted: 21 Sep 2012, 03:50
Thanx guys for responding, will definitely use the advise. just another question a few of you said i should eat 1200 calories per day, will this not put me in starvation mode? metabolism will slow down?
Snow833

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Posted: 21 Sep 2012, 06:55
With your weight and hight 1200 calories is appropriate. You could eat more and still lose weight fast only if you would train for a marathon for and example. I eat around 850 calories per day and I don't think my metabolism slowed down since I'm losing weight at a nice pace and feel great. If it would slow down anyways there are a lot of different ways to give it a boost.
annekondrup

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Posted: 07 Oct 2014, 08:52
If you start counting calories, and especially set that low, you're in danger of becoming addicted to staying within the 1200 a day, ie it could lead to an eating disorder. Don't count calories, just eat the things you know are healthy. I'm also 1.68 and I weigh 68kg. I was just told today I look in proportion and very slim. My friend thought I was her size and she's very petite. So I'm sure you look great!! Eat and exercise for the health benefits, not losing weight. You're really slim! Don't let society tell you otherwise x
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