Weight Loss Support - Help with amount of calories to eat/burn

02-13-2006, 07:01 PM
I had great help with better things to eat but I have one more question that has been bugging me:). Isn't there a formula to calculate how many calories to eat to *maintain* your current weight and from that you subtract 500 calories a day to lose a pound a week? And then you burn 500 calories a week to lose 2 pounds a day with your reduced calorie eating? I've just been counting calories and not staying in the same place and so far I haven't been losing much anymore.. I don't know how much I should be eating so I won't eat too much or won't starve my body *specially* since I want to start exercising again. Any advice? How do most of you guys do it?

Thanks in advance:D!

02-13-2006, 07:08 PM
We have a Daily Calorie Needs Calculator (http://www.3fatchicks.com/diets/diet-calculators.php) right here at 3FC. ;)

02-13-2006, 07:08 PM
3FC has some excellent calculators here:


No online calculator will be completely exact and you will need to play with your calories for a while before you really know what your body burns but this is a good starting point. Hope that helps!

02-13-2006, 07:15 PM
Based on the 3FC calculator you need 2539 to maintain your current weight, so you'd lose a pound a week on 2039 calories a day. Aprox. of course. :) I entered my stats in as well and it comes out nearly exact to another calculator I use and it seems to be working well. :)

02-13-2006, 07:38 PM
Thanks everyone:D. I had forgotten there was one on the site:lol:.. I had it saved to my favorites before I had to restore my computer. I had been eating anywhere between 1100-1700 and knew my body was probably not agreeing with that