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Calorie allowance

bkatsonisbkatsonis Posts: 2Member Member Posts: 2Member Member
If you use your TDEE to determine calories you're allotted each day, then are you still at a deficit if you consume those? I used a TDEE calculator, listed my stats and that I wanted to "cut" or lose weight to come up with the number of calories per day. So if I were to consume that full amount (1370) does that still assume I am in a deficit or do I need to cut?

Hopefully this makes sense.. I can't remember if by using your TDEE that it's already accounting for your minimum deficit to lose weight.

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  • sbarkstonsbarkston Posts: 18Member Member Posts: 18Member Member
    With little exercise 1370 should be fine ..
    0.5 to 1lb a week I would think .. if you exercise you could increase this
  • cmriversidecmriverside Posts: 28,693Member Member Posts: 28,693Member Member
    What Lynn said.

    I just used Myfitnesspal's numbers...

    Are you really small and or completely Sedentary? Did you choose an aggressive weight loss goal? Because 1370 is pretty low...
  • lynn_glenmontlynn_glenmont Posts: 7,030Member Member Posts: 7,030Member Member
    sbarkston wrote: »
    With little exercise 1370 should be fine ..
    0.5 to 1lb a week I would think .. if you exercise you could increase this

    With zero information about the OP (weight, height, gender, age, activity level), you have no way of judging that this is a 0.5 to 1 lb a week deficit. For vast numbers of people, this would be a 2 lb a week or more deficit.
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