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TOGEMON Posts: 247
6/24/13 10:13 A

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.

BUNNYKICKS Posts: 2,433
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.

SLIMMERKIWI SparkPoints: (243,600)
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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.


EXPATMOM Posts: 66
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.

NANLEYKW SparkPoints: (76,244)
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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.

COOKIE352 Posts: 443
6/23/13 9:17 P


JENNILACEY SparkPoints: (81,972)
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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.

Edited by: JENNILACEY at: 6/24/2013 (07:29)
6/23/13 5:34 P

Why are you using such a low calorie diet??

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DRAGONCHILDE SparkPoints: (61,251)
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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.

BLUEHORSE17 SparkPoints: (0)
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6/23/13 5:05 P

I exercise an hour and a half each day and I burn between 400 and 650 calories a day. I normally consume about 1000. I was wondering how many other people eat?

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