Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Calorie Intake Question?

Hey ladies! Quick question for whoever has time. How many calories do you consume per day? I've tried eating 1,200 and I've tried eating 1,800 and every amount in between. It seems like I can only lose weight when I stick to 1,200 to 1,300 per day which some people consider starving. Help?

6 comments:

  1. It really depends on how much you're burning through exercise. I try to stick to roughly 1600 calories a day (i don't count though), and burn 400-500 running, plus another 150-200 if i do strength training on top of running.

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  2. I stopped counting because it was driving me crazy- but if I am losing weight I have to eat around 1,300 also. Although some people do consider that starving, I think sometimes we tend to estimate a little less than we are actually eating (at least I do) so even when I think I am eating 1300, its probably more like 1500. Either that or I just need not a lot of calories- no idea!

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  3. I'm right there with you. Eat too much or too little and I can't lose anything but about 1200-1300 is my weight loss cal count.

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  4. I counted for a while and was right there with you at around 1300. I have found that for some reason when I cut out a lot of processed foods that I can up this to around 1500 and still lose about a half pound per week.

    for what its worth, I have about 5 more pounds that I'd like to lose, and I'm at the "lower middle" of the healthy BMI range.

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  5. To be honest... I don't count my calories. I am no help!

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  6. Ugh that is the EXACT same thing I have been trying to figure out. I know I can lose weight if I stick to 1200 and am insanely strict about it, but I also find I never stick to this for too long because I wind up binging. I have been trying to eat 1500-1800 but it seems like so much food and I'm not losing as fast :( I am back at 151 due to my horrible week last week...

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