1700 Cals too high?

Is anybody on this many cals? I'm 5.5 about 13.10 stone and a woman. I don't want to go too low as I was planning on lowering as I gradually lose weight. But just wondered if others was on this amount? Thanx

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  • TavistockToad
    TavistockToad Posts: 35,719 Member
    I'm on net 1650
  • JeanLaw131
    JeanLaw131 Posts: 78 Member
    I'm 5'4" on a net of 1850
  • I'm 5'0 , 210 and I'm on 1600 net...
  • Missbright14
    Missbright14 Posts: 57 Member
    I'm 5'4" on a net of 1850

    Are you losing at a steady rate too?
  • Francl27
    Francl27 Posts: 26,372 Member
    I lost 80 pounds eating 1650-1700 (not eating back exercise calories). 5'5", was 34 at the time.
  • B4Rachael
    B4Rachael Posts: 155 Member
    here is a good calculator to help you sailrabbit.com/bmr/
  • JeanLaw131
    JeanLaw131 Posts: 78 Member
    alqotaibi wrote: »
    I'm 5'4" on a net of 1850

    Are you losing at a steady rate too?

    Yep, 25lbs so far.
  • Missbright14
    Missbright14 Posts: 57 Member
    Francl27 wrote: »
    I lost 80 pounds eating 1650-1700 (not eating back exercise calories). 5'5", was 34 at the time.

    Did you ever lower the calories? X
  • Missbright14
    Missbright14 Posts: 57 Member
    alqotaibi wrote: »
    I'm 5'4" on a net of 1850

    Are you losing at a steady rate too?

    Yep, 25lbs so far.

    We'll done!! Are u finding it easy enough?
  • JeanLaw131
    JeanLaw131 Posts: 78 Member
    Gets easier as you go. Weighing my food becomes habit. The only thing I find "difficult" is not losing for a couple weeks, then whoosh, down 3 to 4 pounds. I just realize that this is the way my body works and don't freak out during those few weeks of stagnation.
  • Francl27
    Francl27 Posts: 26,372 Member
    alqotaibi wrote: »
    Francl27 wrote: »
    I lost 80 pounds eating 1650-1700 (not eating back exercise calories). 5'5", was 34 at the time.

    Did you ever lower the calories? X

    Nope. I exercised more as I lost, so I never had to.
  • runefinder
    runefinder Posts: 26 Member
    I'm on 1430 a day.?? Be my age I guess. I'm 61. 5.6 and 15.3. Was 15.7 last weigh in. So lost 4 on my first week. X
  • Francl27
    Francl27 Posts: 26,372 Member
    Everyone has different caloric needs. I'm 5'9" and 21 years old, male and active. I can eat upwards of 2,300 and not gain weight.

    Um I'm 38, female, 5'5" and 135 pounds and my maintenance is 2200. Surely you're not talking maintenance calories?
  • lynn_glenmont
    lynn_glenmont Posts: 9,942 Member
    5'4", about 13 stone and net 1900 calories to lose just under a pound a week.
  • RoxieDawn
    RoxieDawn Posts: 15,488 Member
    I am having a hard time trying to figure out how any of us can point directly at anyone's calories and say "yes that is emphatically is the right calories you need to lose weight".

    Every single human on the planet has a different caloric need, based on all the varying factors such as height, current weight, AGE, activity factor and exercise factor, how fast or slow you want to lose weight.

    OP I see in your post, you plan to go lower. This will automatically need to be changed (your MFP's calorie goals will need to be updated at each 10 pounds you lose), so naturally this is going to go lower as you lose weight (get smaller in weight).
  • SusanMFindlay
    SusanMFindlay Posts: 1,804 Member
    alqotaibi wrote: »
    Is anybody on this many cals? I'm 5.5 about 13.10 stone and a woman. I don't want to go too low as I was planning on lowering as I gradually lose weight. But just wondered if others was on this amount? Thanx

    Yes. MFP tells me 1670 cals/day to lose 1 pound/week. In one month of counting, I lost 10 pounds. (Some of that is water weight. Some is likely because I think my activity level is underestimated. If I lose as much in the second month, I'll go up to "moderately active".) I'm almost 5'4 and started at 190 lbs - almost exactly the same stats as you.