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Old 06-09-2010, 10:43 PM   #1
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Default How Many Calories Do You Eat In A Day?

Just wondering how many calories ya'll eat every day to lose weight??
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Old 06-09-2010, 11:45 PM   #2
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I aim for eating about 2000 and burning 300 when I workout.

The yield a nice -1 lb per week when I stay on program.

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Old 06-10-2010, 12:01 AM   #3
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I have a weekly average of about 1600. I would like to up that by 200-300 but I'm having trouble shifting my calories up.
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Old 06-10-2010, 12:10 AM   #4
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I've been eating between 1300-1400, sometimes go up to 1500 but very rarely.
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Old 06-10-2010, 10:38 AM   #5
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I was shooting for 1600, but it was too hard to stick to that. I was getting hungry in the evenings when I most wanted to NOT be hungry. So now I am shooting for under 2000. I am maintaining at my weight right now. I need to step up the exercise. And I think I want to shoot for closer to 1800 cal.

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Old 06-10-2010, 10:46 AM   #6
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It was too hard for me to come up with 1400 calories every single day without being under or over & it was making menu planning hard so I set it up so that my calorie range is anywhere from 1300 to 1500 & I just don't stress over it, makes menu planning much easier, some days are lower some days are higher.

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Old 06-10-2010, 10:48 AM   #7
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Anywhere from 1100 (usually an accident) to 1600. Lol. As long as I stay under 1600, I feel good about it.
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Old 06-10-2010, 11:35 AM   #8
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I tell myself 1800, but its usually closer to 1600 on average. A little mind game I play with myself. Some days I feel like I'm eating all day and other's I'm just not hungry, but I try to take each day by itself, eating according to how I feel that day.

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Old 06-10-2010, 11:46 AM   #9
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My range is 1200-1900/day with average working out to @1600/day.
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Old 06-10-2010, 01:50 PM   #10
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1650 to 2400 is my calorie range, averaging out to 1800 calories per day on a weekly basis. This level is really effective for me, but it's hard, both physically and mentally. My body really tells me quite loudly when I'm not getting enough calories.

I also work out with a fair bit of intensity for 45 to 60 minutes every single day, and I get a lot of NEAT (Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis)...6 to 11 hours per day on my feet and active.
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Old 06-10-2010, 01:54 PM   #11
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around 1400 is my goal. 1600 when getting in good exercise.
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Old 06-10-2010, 04:35 PM   #12
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Right now, I average about 1700 a week, but I've tweaked that quite a bit as my exercise has gone up and my weight has gone down.
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Old 06-13-2010, 03:36 PM   #13
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I zig zag my cals and they are as low as 1350 to as high as 2100 with most days falling around 1650. I exercise daily and burn probably 300-500 cals a day with exercise.
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