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how many calories do you eat a day?

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  • mrspowell80
    mrspowell80 Posts: 8 Member
    Mldaou wrote: »
    I think Ill be doing about 1000-1200. It's SUPER low but only 5'2 and no time to exercise since I work full time, in grad school, and have two school aged kids.

    I'm also short (5'0") and also try to stay between 1000 and 1200 per day.
  • work2bafitbadass
    work2bafitbadass Posts: 11 Member
    I am currently 1200 and eating back half cals burned so I am usually 1400... but I am battling a ACL rupture so mobility is very limited at the moment :(
  • getitguurl
    getitguurl Posts: 8 Member
    I eat 1200 per day. Looking to add more friends for motivation and accountability! Feel free to add me!
  • Crafty_camper123
    Crafty_camper123 Posts: 1,440 Member
    I'm aiming for between 1200-1500 a day. 1200 is hard to hit most days, so I'm happy if I at least eat under maintenance. For reference, I'm 5'3, currently at 143 down from 154. I'm also always up for more friends. :)
  • Evamutt
    Evamutt Posts: 1,742 Member
    I'm like bizgirl26. I do want to lose 10 more pounds but the most times I can stay under 1450 is about 2 times/week. It's easier in the summer when it's 100 deg+ here & I'm really not very hungry. We usually have more home made smoothies than food
  • sunhat15
    sunhat15 Posts: 1 Member
    I am 5ft 3' and 65kg. I aim to eat 1300 calories per day (plus exercise gains) but quite often bust it (only by a little, but I do nearly all the time). I am working out two or three times a week but walking and cycling every day on my commute. Slowly but surely losing a little, but it is hard being good!
  • ralandon89
    ralandon89 Posts: 17 Member
    Around 1500-1800 a day, depending on if it is a weight lifting day or not. When I was solely weight lifting, it was closer to 1800-2000+ a day.
  • saragd012
    saragd012 Posts: 706 Member
    I net around 1500-1600 calories a day, I do eat most of my exercise calories back so it's usually more like 1,800 on average.
  • gymprincess1234
    gymprincess1234 Posts: 493 Member
    1200-1300, but usually every 3 days I will eat higher for a day, then again 3 low and so on + around 600kcal from exercise 5-6x/week.
  • ssurvivor
    ssurvivor Posts: 152 Member
    1800 calories - healthy eating - exercise - Just want to lose 10 lbs and it isn't happening (yet)

    I think someone mentioned this earlier, but when you don't have a lot of weight to lose, you might trade lean muscle for fat before you start losing weight. No need to follow your son's lead right now.
  • kokonani
    kokonani Posts: 511 Member
    I eat anywhere from 1600-2000. My Fitbit and MFP app tells me I can eat 2500-2600? I jog/walk about 10-11 miles a day. I'm 5'4", weigh 113lbs. Doesnt it seem like it's off?
  • mfpmishka
    mfpmishka Posts: 36 Member
    edited February 2018
    kokonani wrote: »
    I eat anywhere from 1600-2000. My Fitbit and MFP app tells me I can eat 2500-2600? I jog/walk about 10-11 miles a day. I'm 5'4", weigh 113lbs. Doesnt it seem like it's off?

    Yep I think that is right :) . I would try to eat what fitbit is telling me and see if I am gaining or if it is my maintenance. In my case fitbit is accurate. Everyone is different so just try it!
  • Rickaparkhurst
    Rickaparkhurst Posts: 2 Member
    I have just started with my fitness pal. My question is- it has me at 1350 calories a day. That figures in my walking and aerobics. I mainly want to tone and firm with my workouts. But losing about 5-7 would be great too. Should I reduce my calories to lose those pounds?
  • ssurvivor
    ssurvivor Posts: 152 Member
    I have just started with my fitness pal. My question is- it has me at 1350 calories a day. That figures in my walking and aerobics. I mainly want to tone and firm with my workouts. But losing about 5-7 would be great too. Should I reduce my calories to lose those pounds?

    The app usually adds your exercise calories once you log the exercise (e.g., if you burn 300 calories walking for an hour, your daily calorie total is 1350 + 300 = 1650). So are you getting 1350 after you log those exercises? Also, how long do you have to lose those 5-7 lbs?
  • mochamommy
    mochamommy Posts: 187 Member
    1500 to 1800. I exercise a lot and don't sit down a lot . I actually loose any time I go under 2000. I could never go under 1200 long term. I would starve.
  • Melonpaul
    Melonpaul Posts: 335 Member
    1340 - 1900 depending on the days activities. I'm 5'7" currently 151, GW 130.
  • anetkastefaniak
    anetkastefaniak Posts: 45 Member
    edited February 2018
    I've been eating 1200 for the past two months but very close to my goal weight. When I'm only two pounds away, I'm going to change the setting from lose 1 pound a week, to lose 0.5 per week, in hopes to begin preparing for maintenance. That will be around 1350 calories per day.

    Stats 5'4"
    CW 121.8 lbs
    GW 115-118 lbs

    Apparently my maintenance is around 1500 which is awesome. I'm doing fine with the 1200 cals/day but I'm making sure to eat lots of whole foods so that I stay full (meat, vegetables, etc).

    Feel free to add me! :smile: I will need help transitioning into maintenance lol

  • epfahl
    epfahl Posts: 24 Member
    I'm 5'7, 200lbs and eating under 1400 per day (or trying to). Sometimes I go over a bit, but other days I'm in the green, so it evens out for me. I'm trying to lose 50lbs before July 2019 (wedding month). I have a sedentary desk job and I'm working out 2-3 times per week. Any advise to reach my goal would be helpful.
    I'm vegetarian (occasionally eat fish).
  • milf2be
    milf2be Posts: 2 Member
    At the beginning of my weightloss program, I was eating 1200 calories a day (give or take). Now, I am 15 lbs from my goal weight and I work out a lot! I have a sedentary job, but I play soccer 4 times a week and hit the gym at least 5 days a week. I have hit a major plateau and know I need to up my calorie intake. My problem, is that I don't feel hungry. I'm having a hard time adjusting the foods I eat to meet a higher calorie goal. I'm totally up for suggestions if any ladies out there have some!

    Side note, I'm in a biggest loser competition (and currently in 1st place with 5 weeks left to go), so it is important to me to see a drop in the scale each week if possible.
  • meghanregan97
    meghanregan97 Posts: 15 Member
    1420 is my goal, but I tend to eat around 1200. I try my best to accurately log foods, and stay ontop of my macros. I am currently trying to lose weight.