1200-1500. That's with no exercise; I ate the same when I was going to the gym, but that was still only about half of the exercise you're doing.
6/24/13 3:06 A
For the longest time, I stuck to 1250-1350 most days. But I was very sedentary.
As I've lost weight, I've picked up my activity level (nothing too strenuous, just lots more walking, gardening, etc. - no formal gym time or anything particularly intense). Now I seem to average about 1450/day and am losing weight at about the same rate.
Goal 1 - break 200 (46 pounds lost)**DONE** Goal 2 - leave obesity behind (BMI 29.9, at 185#) **DONE** Goal 3 - BMI = Normal (154# or less)
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23,182 6/24/13 2:58 A
I eat 1600 cal's on ave. daily to maintain - it was 1400 cal's to lose, BUT I also don't do anywhere near the exercise you do. Generally I only get in about 1hr 20 minutes walking at about 3.5k/hr .... in a week.
I am not a Dr - please check with your qualified Health Professional for a diagnosis and treatment plan
6/23/13 10:23 P
I eat about 1600 calories a day and burn about 1000 calories a week in planned exercise. I've been losing about a pound per week.
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6/23/13 9:42 P
I burn about 1200 calories/week and my Spark range is to eat 1500-1850/day. I'm usually around 1600 or 1700 on days I don't run and 1700-1800 on days I do run. I agree with everyone else that you are way undereating.
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6/23/13 6:44 P
A lot more than that. I eat on average 1400-1500 cals when I'm losing weight and around 1600-2000 cals when I'm maintaining. I'm also pretty petite, 5'2 110-115 lbs. I burn around 2000-2500 cals a week.
You're way under eating for your activity level, I don't even need to know your weight. 1200 is the minimum you should consume while losing weight to ensure you're still meeting your nutrient requirements. And that's more for a sedentary, petite woman. Active women need to eat more.
"Toning" is marketing muscles to women who are afraid if they pick up a barbell, they'll leave the gym looking like She-Hulk. It doesn't happen, what does happen is you get results. Lifting Barbie weights does nothing but waste time.
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9,692 6/23/13 5:09 P
1000 calories is pretty much too few for anyone. Sparkpeople does not recommend that any female eat less than 1200 calories to ensure that they are getting the basic nutrition they need to support metabolic function. If you add exercise to the mix, you need even more to support that activity.
For men, that number jumps to 1500.
At 1,000 calories, you'll lose weight short term, but you're risking slowing your metabolism and sabotaging your long term weight loss efforts, and you're at high risk of rebound weight gain when you return to normal eating habits.
Restrictive very low calorie diets (under 1200 calories) should not be undertaken without the recommendation and guidance of a medical professional who can monitor your vitals and run blood tests to ensure that you're not damaging your body.
I generally eat between 1500-1800 calories most days.
Heather Writer, mother, wife, and breadwinner. I love to run, but running doesn't love me, so I'm switching to my low-impact bike.
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