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GRACEISENUF Posts: 12,803
10/8/11 4:23 P

Welcome to SP!

-LINDA_S Posts: 4,414
10/8/11 3:21 P

I think your question was answered below. It also depends on how much exercise you say you're doing. They usually start you at a pretty generous calorie range -- mine is 1840 to 2190 or something. You'll figure it out. Good luck!

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 15,961
10/8/11 2:29 P

Just wanted to say Welcome

CHOOWY Posts: 4,240
10/8/11 1:30 P


The other posts already said it, so all I can add is have patience, navigating the site takes a little getting used to, but it is amply rewarding!

You will find lots of helpful folks here at the ready to answer any questions and give you positive support!

Hang in there!

MRSJOCCO SparkPoints: (29,478)
Fitness Minutes: (14,994)
Posts: 1,562
10/8/11 2:03 A

emoticon BMR250 & husband!

Let us know if you were able to get the calculations sorted out!

BBORDEN86 Posts: 1,758
10/7/11 3:00 P

Eating less than 1200 calories a day isn't healthy. You need to be eating at LEAST that, if not more. Your body needs fuel! You might need to go back and redo your tracking.

10/7/11 2:54 P

Welcome! I think someone else hit on your answer, but just wanted you to know that when you have a specific question about nutrition or exercise, it is better to post it on those boards instead of here in the Cafe. While sometimes an expert will weigh in here, they might not see it here. They will always respond to a question posted there. The Cafe is more for general discussion among members. Hope this helps!

JULIA1154 Posts: 1,783
10/7/11 1:17 P

I think RNSWNOW probably has the answer.

Good luck as you explore Spark People - there's a lot to explore, for sure, but it's well worth your time and effort. Welcome!

BECCADION Posts: 410
10/7/11 1:13 P

I think what you are referring to must be the goal for calories BURNED with exercise, not calories CONSUMED. Your calories to eat shouldnt be below 1200, and probably 1500 for your husband, but those numbers sound close to what a goal to burn through exercise would be.

10/7/11 12:55 P

I'm sorry I don't quite understand your question. Although I do know that you shouldn't eat below 1,200 calories. Have you put your weight into the weight tracker? It can be found on your start page. Also, On the Nutrition Tracker, if you go towards the bottom of the page it will show Weekly Progress, listed are the nutrients and the amount of calories you should consume. If, it still has the low amounts, you may have filled something in incorrectly somewhere or missed something. I hope that this helps you.

SWEETSUGAR7 Posts: 2,450
10/7/11 12:53 P

It is good to set a calorie goal for the day. If you above or below just adjust your intake and do it in moderation.

Things won't happen over night just keep track and journal your day. Set up times for your work outs.

It is cool you will be doing this together. You will feel closer as more time goes by.

Good luck on your journey and keep up the good work!


Edited by: SWEETSUGAR7 at: 10/7/2011 (12:53)
DIDS70 Posts: 5,368
10/7/11 12:42 P

It's really not safe to eat under 1200 calories. Your body needs that to at least sustain health. My guess is that you didn't fill out something correctly.

MYUTMOST4HIM Posts: 11,453
10/7/11 12:21 P

I'm sorry, I don't understand your question. 350 and 560 calories is WAY too low for calorie intake.
Try posting your question on the nutrition message board

BMR250 SparkPoints: (437)
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Posts: 12
10/7/11 12:09 P

We have started the diet plan and i am learning to navigate slowly. WE are over 50 and hubby is diabetic. We dont understand the calorie intake so far.. The diet states we get 350 cdalories a day but the total goal is 560. Do we have to meet that 560 calorie or is that to maintain weight and the diet itself is to help you lose wt.

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