How much calories do we realy need?

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yasi7

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Posted: 23 Sep 2012, 20:04
everyday I eat about 800-1000 calories less than suggested calorie for loosing weight. but my weight is constant and does not changed during past 3 weeks. all calculation said I should take 1700 calories but even with 1200 and lots of workout I cannot shed any kilos. do you have any suggestion for me?Sad
Deathwish238

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Posted: 23 Sep 2012, 22:09
According to fatsecret, you're body burns about 2100 calories w/o exercise. 30% reduction in calories would bring you down to about 1450-1500 calories. You're usually eating less than that. Shoot for that number. 1000 calorie deficit is 50% reduction which is a bit much.
holfraz

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Posted: 24 Sep 2012, 07:04
I think your calories are set too high. I wouldnt completely rely on the FatSecret estimations for calorie intake. I noticed on your weight history chart that when you were consuming approx. 1200 cals. you were losing weight at a good pace. Then around Sept. 12, your weight chart went up a bit as well as your calorie intake.
The Blue Box

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Posted: 24 Sep 2012, 10:49
I was wondering this same question. Surprised

I am trying to gain some muscle on my arms and legs and tone up my midsection and I'm wondering if I should increase my calories for this. My only issue is; I don't want the weight to pile up on my stomach, which seems to be the first place it always goes...

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riocaz

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Posted: 24 Sep 2012, 10:55
My first full month I did the calculations from the monthly stats available on the website and by the numbers I should have lost almost exactly double what I actually ended up losing according to the exercise and intake totals. Since then I've not trusted it for anything other than a convenient place to record my daily exercise.

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Down from 60" waist jeans since June 21st 2012.

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slp78

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Posted: 25 Sep 2012, 06:07
I had to reduce the calories fat secrets told me to have as well. they said have 1800 a day but from past experience i knew that was far to many, once i reduced it to 1500 a day i have started to slowly loose a bit of weight.



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