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How many Calories do you eat?

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Started by mellabella78, Feb 25, 2010 10:15 PM
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    mellabella78

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Posted February 25, 2010 - 10:15 PM

#1
Just curious about how many calories my fellow bandsters are eating daily? Im 31, 5'11 and fairly active. I work out daily, and work as a Nurse (means no sitting down!) lol. Im eating from 900-1000 calories daily and am stuck in terms of loss. How many calories do you guys eat daily, and what seems to work best?? Thanks!


    XxMariposaxX

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Posted February 25, 2010 - 11:20 PM

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I'm eating the same as you. Try varying your workout routine and add extra intensity.


    Humming Bird

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Posted February 25, 2010 - 11:25 PM

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I avg. around 600-800 calories per day. I am not a total couch potato, but not working out either.


    Jachut

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Posted February 26, 2010 - 12:46 AM

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I'm female, 42, 5ft 10, very active (run or do boot campe 5 x per week, work as a teacher, on my feet all day) and I ate around 1500 a day to lose.

I think you might be UNDER eating, but really, you've lost a LOT and it does slow down and become very stop start. Just keep at it and eventually it will start coming off again. It took me an entire year to lose the last 10lb. I guess I could have eaten less, but I was happy enough at the higher weight, and I'm very active and now I can eat whatever I want without gaining so I'm really glad that I've obviously preserved lean body mass and have a healthy metabolism.


    ElfiePoo

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Posted February 26, 2010 - 6:48 AM

#5

Just curious about how many calories my fellow bandsters are eating daily? Im 31, 5'11 and fairly active. I work out daily, and work as a Nurse (means no sitting down!) lol. Im eating from 900-1000 calories daily and am stuck in terms of loss. How many calories do you guys eat daily, and what seems to work best?? Thanks!


Increase your calories. Studies show that women who eat between 1200-1400 calories lose faster and more steadily than those who eat 1000 and below.

I'm 53, 5'4" and I eat anywhere from 1200-1400. In a 7 day period, I may actually have a day where I eat about 1600 (cuz I splurged on something).

I read an article a long time ago that said if you want to shake up your metabolism, change the way you eat. Don't let your body get used to it. They recommended 3 days of absolutely no carbs and then 4 days where you could have carbs. Then repeat. I had a friend who steadily lost weight with never hitting a plateau and she ate around 1600 calories a day.


    mellabella78

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Posted February 26, 2010 - 9:48 PM

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Thanks for all your help all, much appreciated!!


    mandyfsc

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Posted February 26, 2010 - 9:57 PM

#7
Have you ever heard of calorie cycling? I just read about it and it makes a lot of sense. It talks about changing up the calories that you eat daily while eating the same amount weekly. That way your body doesn't get used to that same amount and stop losing. Check out this link:

Calorie Calculator - Daily Caloric Needs

It looks like it's just a way to figure out how many calories to eat, but look down a little further and click on 7 day calorie zigzag and it will give you a break down.


I'm going to start this Monday and I'll let you know how successful I am. :cursing:

Edited by mandyfsc, February 26, 2010 - 10:00 PM.



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