1800 calories is a lot!

So i went to a trainer today... And ive lost a ton of weight (was 220 now 167) and have hit a plataeu for awhile... I went to my trai er friend a d he says i should be eating 1800 calories if i want to lost the extra pounds... 1800 is too much roght? Ive eaten 1400 for awhile so maybe he is right? Any opinions?

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  • lina011
    lina011 Posts: 427 Member
    being 1400 for awhile your body may be use to it , eating a few more calories may boost you r metabolism to get that extra weight off. , i eat about 2000 and i have lost 5 kilos in the last month or two
  • I don't know a hell of a lot, but I have lost 50lbs so far. I have found that personally I drop more weight when I am eating around 1600cals a day. Anything under that doesn't really work too well for me. I do exercise every day though and I try and keep my 1600cals healthy calories, high in protein and low in carbs. It works for me.
  • hreu213
    hreu213 Posts: 76
    What kind of exercise do you do?
  • MoreBean13
    MoreBean13 Posts: 8,701 Member
    Height and activity level would help give you a personalized answer. Also, is the 1800 a static number or does he/she want you to eat exercise calories back?

    I don't think it sounds unreasonable at all. All my weight (ok, 98%) was lost on 1650 calories plus exercise. Most days that brings me to around 2000. I'm 5'3", desk job (so what most would consider sedentary without exercise), and do not have a fast metabolism by any means. Most trainers that people post about put their clients on what I consider overly restrictive, near starvation diets, often assuming people are too stupid to realistically count calories so they assume everyone goes over. I give your trainer props! 1800 will feel like a lot for like a week maybe, then you'll wonder how you ever stuck to 1400 in the first place.
  • xMissy6x
    xMissy6x Posts: 347 Member
    being 1400 for awhile your body may be use to it , eating a few more calories may boost you r metabolism to get that extra weight off. , i eat about 2000 and i have lost 5 kilos in the last month or two

    this!
  • melaniecheeks
    melaniecheeks Posts: 6,349 Member
    Eating 1800 and taking some sort of exercise every day seems reasonable - that the approach most people are familiar with, it's only MFP I've come across which does the base level plus exercise calories added on.

    If you had your 1400 and exercised 400 calories, then that would take you to eating 1800.
  • monty619
    monty619 Posts: 1,308 Member
    ultimately its about healing your metabolism.. dieting for an extended period does harmful damange to the metabolism and the way you should go about eating more is a method called "reverse dieting".

    watch this video.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sr0atp9Vo_w
  • hurleycutie142
    hurleycutie142 Posts: 480 Member
    Makes sense... When i work out which is 4 to 5 days a week im burning over 1000 calories (i knowfrom my heart rate monitor) so maybe 1800 is reasonable
  • TavistockToad
    TavistockToad Posts: 35,719 Member
    So i went to a trainer today... And ive lost a ton of weight (was 220 now 167) and have hit a plataeu for awhile... I went to my trai er friend a d he says i should be eating 1800 calories if i want to lost the extra pounds... 1800 is too much roght? Ive eaten 1400 for awhile so maybe he is right? Any opinions?

    if you can eat more and still lose, do it!!!

    i love my food, so the more i can eat but not put on weight the better!!
  • PikaKnight
    PikaKnight Posts: 34,971 Member
    1800 is probably not too much.

    If you want, check out this link by MFPer Heliotsdan - http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/654536-in-place-of-a-road-map-2-0-revised-7-2-12

    It'll give you a detailed walkthrough (with pictures even) on finding your TDEE and calculating what you should be eating.

    Also, if you are worried about the calorie intake, I also suggest you read this thread that has numerous people who met their goals and are maintaining. Some for years and they also provide their calorie intake and how often they work out.

    http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/816542-let-s-hear-it-for-maintainenance
  • icimani
    icimani Posts: 1,454 Member
    Makes sense... When i work out which is 4 to 5 days a week im burning over 1000 calories (i knowfrom my heart rate monitor) so maybe 1800 is reasonable

    ok - on the days you work out you're eating 1400 cals and burning 1000 cals off in exercise? If so - that's way too low because that means your body is only getting 400 cals per day.

    or did you mean that over the course of a week you're burning 1000 cals by exercising?