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5/23/18 3:33 A

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The weight loss calculator makes some assumptions that if you stick to them you would be at that weight. For example, burning 1619 calories every single day for 8 months straight might be a bigger challenge then you think. If you have never exercised, or haven't in a long time it's going to be rather difficult to burn that much on a daily basis:

Edited by: KELVINPADILLA at: 6/28/2018 (01:36)
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4/21/08 3:10 P

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I thought my range seemed high too. Of course I have quite a bit more weight to lose than you, but I've been doing about 45 to 75 min a day of cardio with strength training 3x's a week. My calorie range is 2150 to 2500. I stay in the low range of that and in the week and a half that I've been here I've lost 8 pounds after being stalled at weight loss for over a month before finding this place.

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4/8/08 8:11 A

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Cliff- That actually sounds about right, 2000 cals per day on that amount of calories burned, -cal intake for men is usually calculated higher as your metabolic rates are usually higher than women... But the cals aren't king, so use it as a guideline - try for a minimum of 1800, but lower calories doesn't necessarily mean more weight loss. You can also choose to doublecheck this on another site (i like to use this) which has BMR calculator & the harris benedict formula - go to:

I think you need to calculate your BMR first, just follow the instructions, hope this helps :)

Edited by: SHORTY_G at: 4/8/2008 (08:11)
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4/8/08 12:48 A

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I entered that I wanted to lose about 20 pounds in 10 weeks. I am swimming 3-4 times a week and thats burning about 3,500 - 4,800 calories a week. The site calculated that I need to eat about 2,000 calories a day ... thats 14,000 a week. If I subtract the swimming calories burned from the food intake that leaves me at about 10,000 calories remaining. I am wondering if the site took into account calorie loss from general day to day activity in addition to what I entered as fitness/cardio. Basically, can I trust the site's calculator to be accurate and expect to lose weight?

Did my question make sense? Let me know if anyone knows.



Edited by: CLI4D36P at: 4/8/2008 (00:48)
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