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Old 03-03-2002, 08:11 PM   #1
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Default Calorie counting

How many calories should one eat to a.) maintain weight and b.) lose weight? Everyone keeps mentioning 1500 - is the an accurate number? I am 5 foot 7ish and weigh 180, in other wise good health and am looking to loose. What is generally a safe range for caloric and fat intake?

Is there a good online site for calorie counting for dummies?

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Old 03-03-2002, 11:26 PM   #2
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Well, I am a nurse and I think that 1500kcal and 30 grams of fat is a good combination. Although, I'm getting away from fat counting because I'm using healthy oil such as olive oil. Olive oil has so many health benefits that I think counting fat lowers your intake and really, it's so good for you. I'm trying really hard to think about the nutrtional content of what I"m eating. Good luck!
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Old 03-23-2002, 12:38 PM   #3
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Here are the links to the calorie calculators that will help you figure out this amount:

Calorie Calculator for Women: http://www.practicalweightloss.com/n...tor-women.html

Calorie Calculator for Men:

Practical Weight Loss -
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Old 04-08-2002, 07:17 AM   #4
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depending on how much you work out etc, 1500-1800 calories/day is a healthy option. You'll lose weight slowly but will probably be able to keep it of.
Results also depend on what you eat; this is just as important as how much you eat (!).
Try looking at www.foodfit.com and mayoclinic.com, and free-cooking-recipes.com for more god ideas.

wish you lots of success,

from Athens, greetings from Greekgirl
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