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1/14/11 8:59 P

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When you hear "to sustain life" should always make you question. I seriously doubt any of us just lay in bed and don't move all day. 1200 is too low for someone who think "fit" not "fast." Workout and eat about 1400 or so calories per day. If your over indulge and eat more than you should I would recommend an extra workout to balance the extra eaten.

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1/6/11 11:37 P

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Also its not just the number of calories but the food composition that matters. I do better with less sugar and more fiber. I also switch up my protein sources-sometimes going vegetarian.

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5/30/10 11:54 A

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I agree with eating the upper end of your calorie level. I tend to lose more weight when I am closer to that level. It is very important to eat well into your fat and carb. levels as it helps the muscles burn off stored fat. Gardening is my favorite way to burn calories and does seem to do the most for weight loss. I will do Wii Fit a lot anyway.

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5/30/10 11:16 A

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Well I read the post, the responses, researched on other sites and experimented with taking in fewer calories than the recommended 1200-1550 and continued to exercise with, according to my heart rate monitor, a calorie burn of 400 - 600 calories and in the end I gained about 1.5 pounds for that week. So needless to say I personally will go back to eating closer to the high end of my calorie range with the same calorie burn which 2 weeks ago gave me a 1.8 weight loss. I suppose it all boils down to do whatever works for your own body type. Another team member posted an interesting note from Dr Oz which is don't forget to do strength exercise as that helps the body to continually burn calories while cardio burns calories while you are working out. Just another thought.

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5/30/10 10:55 A

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I too struggle with calories burned and what I consume. Yesterday I worked in the garden aggressively for about 6 1/2 hours. That equated to over 2000 calories burned according to Spark. I wrote down everything I ate and drank, and I consumed less than 2000. And my weight went up 3 pounds since yesterday - probably due to achy muscles retaining fluids! But in the end, the results will show!

“Our lives are a sum total of the choices we have made.” - Wayne Dyer


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5/26/10 9:17 A

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I spent a lot of time trying to find the balance between calories burned from working out and calories I am taking in. I found that sometimes even though I was working out hard, I wasnt losing weight because I was taking in more calories to fuel the workouts. It is just something you will have to work out... pay attention to your body. Listen to it and pay very close attention to how your body reacts to food after you have eaten.

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5/14/10 5:58 A

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thnx for the comments and suggestions all. i have been truthful but i guess i haven't fully figured out how to use my start page to it's fullest. i got a little over 1500 cals last night and dropped one pound. hhhmmmmmmm. makes me wonder....

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5/14/10 5:34 A

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I FIND THAT I HAVE HAD TO UP MY FITNESS AND NOT MY CALORIES TO LOOSE - MY CALORIE RANGE IS 1200 - TO 1600 AND I USUALLY HIT RIGHT AROUND 1500. iF I WERE TO EAT 1200 CALORIES A DAY i WOULD BE STARVING ALL THE TIME!

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5/13/10 1:49 P

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I don't want to sound harsh but 1200 calories is not the "minimum to sustain life". I regularly eat less than that. Most thin people I know consume that on a regular basis to maintain their weight. Also the "starvation mode" stuff seems to be just a lot of jargon and not a lot of substantiated fact on this website. I've never eaten so few calories that my body stopped losing weight..it's just not possible. It's much more likely that is the person's BMR and they are eating as much as they burn. You need to find your basal metabolic rate (this is the amount of calories you eat/day to maintain your weight) then either create a calorie deficit by exercising or by diet.

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KDMOOSE Posts: 5,037
5/13/10 1:37 P

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I believe all the advice from the last message. The only thing I would add is that you need to be truthful on the exercise amount to be sure you are giving your body what it needs to burn fat. I have found that when I go over the time I gave and do not go over the calories a bit then I don't lose as much. When well matched I lose weight.

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5/13/10 9:54 A

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this is my biggest obstacle in my journey to weight loss. I have been told the number of calories women need to live on is no less than 1200 calories per day. That is just to sustain life. When you add in exercise you need to make sure you up your calorie intake so you are burning calories over the 1200. So if you are going to say burn 300 calories a day then you need to make sure you eat 1500 calories so the body burns fat and calories instead of muscle. If you get too few calories (which is my problem) your body will store the calories and fat and go into starvation mode and your calorie burn will actually burn muscle and not fat. By using the tools on the start page under goals you can add in your daily, weekly calorie burn goals and the site will provide you with the number of calories to eat to accommodate your exercise. I have also heard that if you do not get moving throughout the day especially if you have a desk job then the workouts are not quite as effective and slows down the process of burning fat and loosing weight. Again one of my bigger challenges. I hope this helps and if anyone has other suggestions I would surely love to hear them as well.

“If you’re going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now.”

"Infinite patience produces immediate results" Dr. Wayne Dyer

Love is saying "I feel differently," instead of "You're wrong.”


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5/13/10 5:58 A

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I was told that i need to eat as many calories or more than i am burning in ordeer to get my body to start dropping weight consistantly again, but i don't even know how to do that. does anyone here know how to figure out the calorie intake vs. the burn???? if you do plz break it down to me barney style because i don't understand

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