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02-17-2010, 10:52 AM
For daily calorie intake take my weight and multiply times 7=1652. If I work out for an hour and burn 300 calories, do I add that to my 1652?

02-17-2010, 11:03 AM
No question is dumb if you need to know.

And my answer is no. If you find that you are starving, you know you can have a little something and not do too much harm.

02-17-2010, 11:41 AM
Why do you take your weight and multiply by 7? I have never heard of that. That would make daily calorie intake 945! Is that how many calories I should be eating to loose weight? If it is no wonder I am loosing real slow at 1200 calories per day.

02-17-2010, 11:50 AM
No club ... it's just another way of guesstimating a starting point.

All of these formulae are just that ... guesstimates ... some more scientific than others. We fiddle away until we find one that gives us a number we can work with and go on from there.

02-17-2010, 11:55 AM
Thanks SusanB... I wil stick with my 1200 and put up with loosing slowly!!


02-17-2010, 03:31 PM
7xs your body weight I believe is the biggest losers suggest for losing 2 lbs a week. In my personal experience this is too low for active people. My weight loss slowed down at that level once I bumped it up 200 cals I started losing again and then slowed again and then I added another 200 cals and am losing again. So it really depends on your body. I don't add back my exercise calories per se, but I do eat more than what is recommended to lose 2 lbs a week and I typcially still lose 2 lbs per week.