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Counting Calories: How much is the right amount

Thursday, March 20, 2014

I don't have to count calories just yet because I am on the Optifast diet right now. Still... I learned that to figure the number of calories you need to support the weight you are at just multiply your weight by ten. So... to maintain 170 lbs. weight, I would need to consume 1,700 calories. This is just a rough estimate and it can be changed to adjust to the amount of activity or exercise you do.

No wonder I gained when I first started at Spark people. I was planning for 2,ooo calories per day. When I get to my goal, I should be consuming 1,400 calories per day. That is not very much. Well, if that's all I end up eating , at least I will save some money on groceries.
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LINDAMARIEZ1 3/22/2014 3:04PM

    You have a great plan!!! I like it!

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POSITIVEHOPE 3/21/2014 2:38PM

    Your total calorie needs depend on your age and exercise. If you plan to eat 1200 calories a day and then exercise enough to burn 300 calories, you can eat 1500 calories. Yes, 1400 calories doesn't allow for many extras. That's why you need to work at increasing your fitness minutes.
You can do this.

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