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4/1/13 12:30 P

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I usually eat around 1600-1800 calories daily and I workout 3-5 times a week. I usually burn 200 to 400 calories per workout but it depends on my mood. I take an 1 hour walk during the day because I don't use the bus and I don't own a car. I have 3 days of strength training and 2 days of pilates or walking. Weekends are usually something like rest days but I might take walks or jogs if I feel like it. My only tip is that you should find something you like and not worry about those tiny little creatures named "calories". If you do something you like,chances are you're going to do it for more time,therefore you burn more calories. Good Luck emoticon

PS: I hope I make sense since I'm not a native English speaker emoticon

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3/16/13 1:34 P

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Glad I came across this discussion, I am at a plateau and can't jump start it for the life of me. So maybe this info will help me. Thanks a bunch :)

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11/13/12 9:48 P

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That's basically what I do too. I agree about the small consistent steps.


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8/25/11 7:20 P

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I agree. I've been able to lose weight while eating approx. 1800 calories a day and exercising 20-30 minutes every other day. I think it may be that I can sustain that realistically without binging because I'm starving. It's the small consistent steps that really add up. Down 15 pounds in 8 weeks....Only 30 more to go! Good luck with everything!

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7/25/11 2:10 P

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Great advice LiL emoticon

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10/31/09 3:37 P

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Sounds right to me. Good luck on your journey.

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10/30/09 6:06 P

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Thanks for the link. Maybe that is why I have been at my plateau for so long. About 2 months now. But only have 10lbs left to lose. Gonna check things out and see if helps me

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10/29/09 11:47 P

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Thank you all for the great info.
I thought that might be the problem!

Also, Thanks for the link. I will try it.


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10/29/09 10:30 P

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Your in starvation mode, that why nothing is happening. LIL is right about the formula. You should be eating more not less

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10/29/09 9:08 P

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I'm not sure how to explain how this works, but I got this formula from the Australian Biggest Loser program ...

For a woman:
(10 x weight in kgs) + (6.25 x height in cms) - (5 x age) = your RMR in calories. Your Resting Metobolic Rate is the amount of calories that your body uses before adding any exercise.
For example - I weigh 95kgs, am 163cms and 32yrs old, so I need (10x95)+(6.25x163)-(5x32)=1808.75 calories that my body needs to maintain the size that I am. So I consume around 1500 calories and exercise to burn around 300 calories.

According to all of the books and magazines that I've read, and all of the professionals that I've spoken to - a female should not consume less that 1200 calories or her body will go into starvation mode and start to store everything as fat. 1200 calories should not be used for more than 2 weeks at a time, and only to give you a kick start - usually 1500 or higher is recommended.

That's just what I've read and been taught ...

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10/29/09 9:04 P

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In my opinion, you aren't eating enough. I don't don't think it's healthy to eat under 1200 calories per day for any length of time.

Check out the website link under my post. You enter your age/height/weight and exercise info and it calculates the number of calories per day for you. It will also break it down by nutrients and give you a Calorie Cycling schedule if you click on the zigzag option. Calorie Cycling can be a great way to jump off a plateau, but it takes a lot of commitment.

Good luck - let me know what you think if you try the "freedieting" link.



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ANLEROY's Photo ANLEROY Posts: 10
10/29/09 8:37 P

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Does anyone know about how many calories you should eat and burn per day/week ?
I am 35 and currently at 148 lbs. I am eating about 1000 calories and try to burn at least 133 calories per day. 20-30 min of treadmill. I am having a hard time getting past 148 and know that I cannot eat any less.

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