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 02-13-2006, 06:01 PM #1 Going goal. Thread Starter     Join Date: Aug 2005 Location: Brr! Posts: 745 S/C/G: 316/ticker/140 Height: 5'6" & 3/4" Help with amount of calories to eat/burn 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!
 02-13-2006, 06:08 PM #2 Senior Member   Join Date: Sep 1999 Posts: 8,974 We have a Daily Calorie Needs Calculator right here at 3FC.
 02-13-2006, 06:08 PM #3 Miles     Join Date: Mar 2005 Location: Southern California Posts: 676 S/C/G: 176/168/135 Height: 5'4" 3FC has some excellent calculators here: http://www.3fatchicks.com/diets/diet-calculators.php 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, 06:15 PM #4 ☆     Join Date: Nov 2005 Location: Canada; the best place on Earth! Posts: 761 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, 06:38 PM #5 Going goal. Thread Starter     Join Date: Aug 2005 Location: Brr! Posts: 745 S/C/G: 316/ticker/140 Height: 5'6" & 3/4" Thanks everyone. I had forgotten there was one on the site.. 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