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Faderaven

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Posted: 24 Aug 2013, 20:02
I signed up today...

This program suggests I consume 3300 calories to lose 20 pounds? I realize that's a starting number and Im fairly large to begin with...just wondering if I did something wrong...
thinner120

Joined: Sep 11
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Posted: 24 Aug 2013, 20:47
What program is that? It seems like alot of calories. I would recalculate, or try a different calculator. Here is one that factors in your age,gender, and activity level.

http://freedieting.com/tools/calorie_calculator.htm
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suethepoo

Joined: Aug 13
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Posted: 24 Aug 2013, 23:00
Oh no I have just gone on to that recomended site and it says I should be getting 1350cal per day. Fs had me on 2300. I liked that much more. No wonder my weight hadnt been going down much
mummydee

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Posted: 25 Aug 2013, 08:45
yes, FS tells me 1,600 and that site thinner posted says 1200 to lose weight, guess what? I eat 1,200 a day to maintain! so beware of using these figures.

I would set an average of a few different sites and see how that goes, no weight loss, then lower it!

good luck
1Cookie

Joined: Aug 13
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Posted: 25 Aug 2013, 09:01
I put that I am on a low carb diet I am actually watching my net carbs how do I change this on my profile
Sunshine6442

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Posted: 25 Aug 2013, 09:02
3,300 calories? That's a lot of calories especially if your not exercising like a maniac. I stayed between 1200 to 1400 calories to lose weight and eat 1200 calories to maintain with no exercise except walking and moving every 20 minutes. I lost 98lbs. Men can usually lose easily at 1600 calories.
xBarbiex

Joined: Jun 13
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Posted: 25 Aug 2013, 09:25
That's a lot of calories? Maybe did you do something wrong? I mean you can't eat that much if you don't exercise. That way you'll put on weight, not lose.
The more you weigh the less calories you should eat, because you have a low maintenance level. For example when I was 170 lbs my maintenance level was 1300 calories and now that I'm 140 lbs and I exercise daily it's 2600 calories.
So, I suggest eating 1200-1400 calories daily and do some cardio. It will really help you lose wight and fat.
Good luck with your journey! Smile
Faderaven

Joined: Aug 13
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Posted: 25 Aug 2013, 12:19
The site Thinner reccomended suggested 2100...there goes my feasting lol
ChimeraUK

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Posted: 25 Aug 2013, 14:45
I think the best thing to do is pick a sensible ballpark figure and the adjust as necessary depending on whether you lose or gain each week.
Itzjstjeff

Joined: Apr 12
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Posted: 25 Aug 2013, 18:17
Multiply your weight X 7. This total will be your total calorie intake for the day to lose weight. Recalculate every time you drop a pound. This is a calorie budget. Mine looks like this: the (/) sign means divide and the forth meal is your snacks

203 X 7 = 1421 total cals per day

1421 / 4 = 355 per meal

355 / 3 snacks a day = 118 per snack

I hope this helps, it's simple and it takes all the guess work out.



If your not hungry enough to eat an apple, then your really not that hungry!
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Blackeyes24

Joined: Nov 10
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Posted: 25 Aug 2013, 19:15
Itzjstjeff wrote:
Multiply your weight X 7. This total will be your total calorie intake for the day to lose weight.


I think this is good for people who have a lot of weight to lose but not for people who are close to their final goal. I have 13lbs to go and based on this method I should only eat 1000 calories per day. Everything I have ever been taught tells me it is dangerous to go below 1200/day for extended periods of time. By the time I reached my goal I would be down to 910 calories per day.
Itzjstjeff

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Posted: 26 Aug 2013, 00:03
Yes, with only thirteen lbs to go I would relax my calorie intake and just keep doing what your doing. Now that you mention it, it's no wonder I'm losing 10 lbs a month with absolutely no exercise. just sayin...you look great!



If your not hungry enough to eat an apple, then your really not that hungry!
Started diet 5/2/13 at 230lbs



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