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 04-28-2009, 09:00 PM #1 Cause I'm worth it!!!! Thread Starter     Join Date: Sep 2006 Location: Central Florida Posts: 432 S/C/G: 202/See Ticker/130 Height: 5"6 How many calories do you eat? How many calories should I be eating to lose weight? I have been doing 1200 but I don't know if thats right or not. I am 5'6, 18 years old, and about 196-98 lbs. I excercise daily as well.
 04-28-2009, 09:30 PM #2 Hug a Tree!     Join Date: May 2008 Location: Midwest Posts: 1,302 Height: 4'9" I think that is much too low. As you lose weight, you won't have anywhere else to go. Have you use a formula to figure out your needs?
 04-28-2009, 09:32 PM #3 Hug a Tree!     Join Date: May 2008 Location: Midwest Posts: 1,302 Height: 4'9" Based on this http://www.bmi-calculator.net/bmr-ca...dict-equation/, your maintenance level is about 2700. So, in order to lose 1lb per week you could do 2200 calories and to lose 2lbs, you could do 1700 per day. Now of course every body is different and you have to fidget with the numbers but that is a good place to start. Last edited by LandonsBaby; 04-28-2009 at 09:33 PM.
 04-28-2009, 09:39 PM #4 Cause I'm worth it!!!! Thread Starter     Join Date: Sep 2006 Location: Central Florida Posts: 432 S/C/G: 202/See Ticker/130 Height: 5"6 So if my BMR calcualtion is 3005 to maintain, then I need to eat 2,005 to lose weight? How did you get 1700? That just seems like a lot to lose 2lbs a week. Last edited by vouge09; 04-28-2009 at 09:42 PM.
 04-28-2009, 09:48 PM #5 Senior Member     Join Date: Oct 2008 Posts: 5,629 S/C/G: HW/232 SW 215/ CW 133/GW 120's Height: 5.7 and 1/2 1700 is an excellent place to start. I would NOT "eat back" my calories or whatever. Just stay under 1700 and get some exercise. See where it lands you in a week and you will know what to do next.
 04-28-2009, 10:10 PM #6 Senior Member     Join Date: Mar 2009 Posts: 1,321 S/C/G: 198/155/140 Height: 5'9" I'm eating 1500-1600calories, it seems like a safe amount that's not too low or too high.
 04-28-2009, 11:02 PM #7 Here We Go Again     Join Date: Jun 2008 Location: Warminster, PA Posts: 1,161 S/C/G: 256 / TICKER / 140 Height: 5'3" My 3FC Diet Blog I eat around 1600 calories on average. If I eat below 1300, my body stalls and will not lose weight. You just need to experiment and see what is right for you. Start at 1700 (calorie cycling) and see what your results are after 2-3 weeks. Then add/subtract 200 and do the same.
 04-29-2009, 01:04 AM #8 BOOM!     Join Date: Jun 2007 Location: North Bay, CA Posts: 466 S/C/G: 176.6/130/130 Height: 5'2" I usually eat 1200 - 1400. If I eat more than that I stop losing. I have always had a slow metabolism, my entire life, and the yo-yoing has obviously taken it's toll too. That said... on hungry days I will eat up to 1600 if I need to, making up most of the difference in protein. I usually get a hungry day the day after I up my reps or add a new exercise. ... and then there are the days I forget to eat enough and end up only having 500 or 600. Those are rare but I think in the end it balances out.
 04-30-2009, 03:09 PM #9 Senior Member     Join Date: Oct 2008 Location: middle of nowhere. Posts: 242 S/C/G: 230/181/160 Height: 6'0 I eat around 14-1600/day.
 04-30-2009, 04:27 PM #10 Member     Join Date: Apr 2009 Posts: 93 S/C/G: 345/195/185 Height: 5'7.5 I going to start an exact replica of this thread. I weigh 305 I eat between 2500-2200 cal. a day. I'm very active so I get my calorie deficit from exercising.
 04-30-2009, 07:16 PM #11 Don't Give Up!     Join Date: Apr 2009 Location: WI Posts: 2,413 S/C/G: 262/196.6/142 Height: 5'4" I read in a magazine(won't mention which one) said to mutiply your weight times 7. So I weight 212 and eat around 1484 calories a day. I usually eat between 1400 - 1600 calories a day. If you exercise alot you might want to eat at the higher end or add more calories.
 04-30-2009, 09:39 PM #12 Cause I'm worth it!!!! Thread Starter     Join Date: Sep 2006 Location: Central Florida Posts: 432 S/C/G: 202/See Ticker/130 Height: 5"6 hmm thats about 1358 which is around what I am eating
 05-01-2009, 12:03 AM #13 mmm nutella     Join Date: Mar 2006 Location: Toronto Posts: 172 S/C/G: 177/see ticker/135 Height: 5' 5 1/2" With moderate physical activity (I ride my bike to and from work a couple times a week about 50 minutes total) and eating between 1300-1600 a day I am losing weight. Not counting the occassional night out on the town when the sugar and alcohol content of the things I'm consuming are incalcucable
05-01-2009, 12:26 AM   #14
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 Originally Posted by VickieLou I read in a magazine(won't mention which one) said to mutiply your weight times 7. So I weight 212 and eat around 1484 calories a day. I usually eat between 1400 - 1600 calories a day. If you exercise alot you might want to eat at the higher end or add more calories.
I thought we weren't supposed to eat back our calories?

 05-01-2009, 11:24 AM #15 Crazy runner     Join Date: Feb 2008 Location: Colorado Posts: 1,063 S/C/G: 213/131/maintaining Height: 5'4.5" My 3FC Diet Blog I eat around 1350, sometimes more, sometimes less. It seems to work really well for me. I was eating around 1500-1700 and just could not drop the weight, no matter how hard I was working out. When I dropped to 1400 and then to 1350, the weight finally started coming off. According to the weight * 7 calculation, I should be eating around 1316, so it seems on target to me.