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6/3/18 5:11 P

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Yeah, I have to eat lower than the range that SP gives me. I think it's partly age, metabolism, short height (5'3") and the fact that aside from exercising 5 days a week for 45 minutes a day, I am very sedentary. I drive to work, sit at a desk, and probably get less than 2,000 steps a day most days of the week. Soooo, yeah, I need to eat less.

I found that using TDEE calculators that you can find online gave me what seems to be the most accurate true-to-life calculations of what I need to eat to maintain and to lose weight. This is a basic one:

When I plug in my stats (using "sedentary" as my activity level), it tells me that currently my maintenance calories are around 1608 calories, which explains why I could never lose any weight at 1400-1500 calories! Because that was barely below my maintenance calories! Obviously I don't eat at 1100 calories (500 calorie deficit) because that would be too difficult on a daily basis, but knowing these numbers helps me not to get frustrated when I lose 2 pounds a month, because now it makes sense to me why that is happening. And as long as the numbers keep going down, we're good, right?

Why don't you check that out and see what that tells you?

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Phyliss in NJ

 current weight: 170.0 
4/8/18 3:50 P

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Hi, I seem to be hovering around the same weight and was wondering if because I am older my calorie burn is lower. I would love to hear what your calories range is for weight loss. Iím 5í7, 240lbs and am gaining weight on 1500 to 1600 calories. Thanks for any replies :)

Edited by: RELEASINGME at: 4/9/2018 (11:13)

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