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1/9/10 2:36 P

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Look for balance in all things. This is more than a simple math problem Calories-calories burned=weight loss. Not all calories are created the same (calories from simple sugars and carbs are not burned the same as whole grains and protein) Not all calories burned are the same either, some exercise keeps your body burning calories at a higher rate for hours. Strength training will have your muscles burning calories at a higher rate all the time.

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12/23/09 7:56 P

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a lot of us are making this mistake cause we want to lose fast and dont realize how we are sabotaging ourselves. good luck to you

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SHERRYWILSON's Photo SHERRYWILSON Posts: 2,596
12/23/09 10:22 A

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thanks for the info greatly appreciated

I do the best I can from now on my life is mine I want to be a healthy nana I can only control that I'm back And I'm doing the done girl and I am going to be a turbo fire hottie with the blazing blue team i am a positive thoghtful person who cares about others And my family sherry wilson


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PENGUINCUTIE's Photo PENGUINCUTIE Posts: 665
12/23/09 9:30 A

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Well I founda BMR calculator and went through all the steps to find out what calorie range I should be in to lose weight.

www.bmi-calculator.net/bmr-calculato
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Apparently, I was starving myself. 1200 calories is way to low for me. Maybe now that I know that I will have been success eating in the right range.

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As far as which burn of 1200 calories I was talking about, I was talking about 1200 calories burned through cardio.

Edited by: PENGUINCUTIE at: 12/23/2009 (09:32)
Get my stomach happy and stop my RA flare ups.


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SHERRYWILSON's Photo SHERRYWILSON Posts: 2,596
12/23/09 8:42 A

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boy i been trying to get to the bottom of this topic as well i got no where i am more confused i tried to do the extra calories to do the exercise burn to keep the 1200 calories we needed from what i understood i needed i gained almost all my weight back in 2 weeks now i'm going back to my old ways not eating extra calories now i'm going back down so i really don't know either but this has been my hardest thing to figure out besides what to do on exercise after done turbo jam a year on and off i need something that different but the same high calorie burn as turbo jam


I do the best I can from now on my life is mine I want to be a healthy nana I can only control that I'm back And I'm doing the done girl and I am going to be a turbo fire hottie with the blazing blue team i am a positive thoghtful person who cares about others And my family sherry wilson


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CHERRIBABE's Photo CHERRIBABE Posts: 621
12/22/09 11:23 P

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First of all, every single person is different, so while the answer is yes, that your body needs a certain amount of calories just to function each day, I think you might need a little more info on this.

Do a search on google or something on BMR - Basal Metabolic Rate. There are lots of calculators online which should help give you an idea of what yours is. They'll take into consideration your height, weight, activity level, etc. For example, I know that if I lay on the couch all day and did nothing but breath, I'd probably be burning around 1,500 calories.

However, when you ask if you can just eat 1200 and burn 1200, do you mean the 1200 you're burning as in your BMR, or do you mean an additional 1200 calories a day?

Is what you're proposing healthy? I'm not sure I can answer that. For me, I couldn't function on 1200 calories a day, and was always hungry when I tried to eat that little. And for me, my body stopped losing weight when I ate that little.

Hopefully someone with more info and knowledge on this can weigh in too...

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PENGUINCUTIE's Photo PENGUINCUTIE Posts: 665
12/22/09 8:59 P

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OK, I was told that the body needs 1200 calories a day just to function healthily (don't know how accurate this is).

So, what if you eat 1200 calories and then burn off 1200+ calories. Is this healthy?

Get my stomach happy and stop my RA flare ups.


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