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Calorie Confusion - Need Opinions

Thursday, June 07, 2012

So I have known that eating is a lot of my weight problem. I find self-control hard to find and sticking to calorie ranges has been difficult for me.

For the month of May (1200-1660)=
I stayed in my calorie range: 9/20 days
I stayed under 2000 calories: 3/20 days
Was over 2000 calories: 3/20 days
Unaccurate tracking: 5/20 days

I had/have been working out a lot. Like 5 days a week. I updated my fitness tracker to account for that but it left my calories the same.

Today it randomly updated it to 1420-1770. I am thinking it is a good thing it rose.

According to the New Rules of Lifting book I should be eating:
Metabolic rate 1582
Non-workout days: 2373
Workout days: 2689

But I'm not always lifting. I am only doing it 2 maybe three times a week. It seems like so many calories. But I don't want to be starving my body. But I want to be loosing weight, loosing fat and gaining muscle.

I am so confused. What do you guys do? Do you follow your spark-guide? Do you use something else? I am just really confused right now. I'd like to look through some nutrition trackers but unfortunately not a lot of people have them set as open.
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LEXIEEE14 6/8/2012 12:40PM

    I would try to eat just above your metabolic rate but those 2,000+ calorie suggestions I agree with those above me are for trying to build muscles. Just make sure you are above the BMR and are eating the right nutrients!

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KT-NICHOLS-13 6/8/2012 9:02AM

    I would try to follow the tracker recommendation while keeping up those calorie burning sessions.

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SGRAY478 6/7/2012 11:59PM

    Thanks guys. I think I'll stick with the changed 1770 for the month of June. I think I just got overwhelmed with too many changes at once.

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RHIANNONTHEWOLF 6/7/2012 11:13PM

    Those higher ranges sound like they are for someone who is looking to maintain weight and or build muscle. I find I have to stay above 1400 calories to lose weight, but below 1800. Whatever you do I suggest sticking with it for at least 2 weeks before you assess if it is working or not (unless you are way under and obviously very hungry all the time, then up your calories).

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SV6MILE 6/7/2012 10:49PM

    It sounds like you're doing fine...you were in range almost half of the time. Next month, try to be in range a little higher percent of the time, and have no inaccurate days, then repeat. Don't try to sort everything out at once...much tooo hard!

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