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Looking for people around 1200-1300 cals a day



  • Running2FitRunning2Fit Posts: 710Member Member Posts: 710Member Member
    Is this amount of calories recommended for people who work out regularly?

    I eat back my exercise calories. So on days I workout I do eat more but it’s still a net of 1200-1300.
  • sonyakhalfani4741sonyakhalfani4741 Posts: 8Member Member Posts: 8Member Member
    My goal is 1280. I’m having a hard time with breakfast. I usually only drink coffee for breakfast. Feel free to add me as a friend 😊
  • _CFraser__CFraser_ Posts: 4Member Member Posts: 4Member Member
    Hi! My goal is 1200 calories a day, but i do tend to go over on weekends (when i try to stay below 1600 calories at least). I also need an accountability buddy! Feel free to add me :)
  • wolfkmswolfkms Posts: 3Member Member Posts: 3Member Member
    I'm at 1250 a day, feel free to add me. I too can use some help to stay on track.
  • ShopGirl9999ShopGirl9999 Posts: 582Member Member Posts: 582Member Member
    Hi, I eat 1200 to 1500 depending on workouts. Average 1300. Add me if you like!
  • crystalgullivercrystalgulliver Posts: 45Member Member Posts: 45Member Member
    1200 - want to lose around 10-14 lbs :) X
  • times60times60 Posts: 204Member Member Posts: 204Member Member
    hey I am at 1200 please add me. Would love to be friends
  • shoesnboozeshoesnbooze Posts: 12Member Member Posts: 12Member Member
    Hi I'm 1200, I'm 5ft2 and sedentary.
  • lettie82lettie82 Posts: 2Member Member Posts: 2Member Member
    My goal is 1200-1300 per day. Feel free to add me too :)
  • ksales507ksales507 Posts: 9Member, Premium Member Posts: 9Member, Premium Member
    My goal is 1200. 4’11” Anyone here can add me!
  • ashley_eventingashley_eventing Posts: 11Member Member Posts: 11Member Member
    My goal is 1200 a day! Add me!
  • KeylimecoconutKeylimecoconut Posts: 6Member Member Posts: 6Member Member
    I lost 80 pounds a couple of years ago. 1200 calories a day worked like magic. Coasted for a while and now it's time to drop the last 20. Add me:)
  • NSthingoldlineNSthingoldline Posts: 92Member Member Posts: 92Member Member
    I'm at 1240 and my diary is open. Feel free to add me.
  • thatjodiegirlthatjodiegirl Posts: 93Member Member Posts: 93Member Member
    You can add me. I'm at 1240 calories per day. I am 46 years old with arthritis, but I've lost 23 pounds since September. I make it to the gym 3-4 days per week.
  • BMcC9BMcC9 Posts: 2,633Member Member Posts: 2,633Member Member
    Is this amount of calories recommended for people who work out regularly?

    MFP is designed to recommend PRE-exercise calorie targets based on your profile information (how tall, current weight, type of daily life, how much you say you want to lose per week)

    When you log your exercise, it adds those calories into your "target totals" for the day. So the more you do, the more you can eat. Someone above said her target is in this range / she eats ~1700 due to exercise.
  • BMcC9BMcC9 Posts: 2,633Member Member Posts: 2,633Member Member
    Re above, hopefully once you get going, your brain will do the switch from "do more so that I can eat more" into "healthy, active-lifestyle mode" where you "eat more so that you can do more of what you love doing"
  • BreadLady41BreadLady41 Posts: 8Member Member Posts: 8Member Member
    that's where I am, too. Well - where I should be. Off to a rocky start. lol BUT... the goal is to lose about 80 pounds and 1200 calories is enough for me to feel full when I make good choices (I haven't made good choices yet this year...). So here I am. :)
  • Alia_RAlia_R Posts: 42Member, Premium Member Posts: 42Member, Premium Member
    1200 is pretty hard to maintain, especially if you're active. Your body needs its calories (not saying to splurge or anything). I've tried having it @ 1200 calories for awhile but I found that as I was losing the weight and increasing my activity level , I had no energy to do anything afterwards. So 1200 calories is pretty low in my opinion.
  • CharlieBeansmomTraceyCharlieBeansmomTracey Posts: 7,702Member Member Posts: 7,702Member Member
    Is this amount of calories recommended for people who work out regularly?

    no,for most that amount will be for women who are very short,elderly .sedentary or a combo of the 3. for those who workout regularly they need to eat more. (that means for many eating back 50% or more of their exercise calories).
  • wmweezawmweeza Posts: 195Member Member Posts: 195Member Member
    Is this amount of calories recommended for people who work out regularly?

    No, I think that would be anywhere from 1400 to 2000 depending on the intensity of a workout
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