5'0 ladies: how many calories do u eat

I've been eatin 1800 lately when I should be eating 1250 :blushing: so id like to know, how many calories other shorties like me eat :)


  • smplmr1
    smplmr1 Posts: 2
    I'm vertical challenged as well! I've been eating around 1200 calories a day and not eating my exercise calorie. :happy:
  • Well I'm 5ft3in (which is kinda close to your height) and I'm 125.5lbs and I eat 1200 calories a day, you can look at my diary if you like. I also work out 5 or so times a week and burn around 300-500 calories. Also I haven't been losing weight really fast though, but that's probably because I really don't have much to lose. Hope this helps!
  • amindyleigh
    amindyleigh Posts: 17 Member
    I'm 5"3 and I eat 1200 per day but I usually come in a little lower than that. I also don't eat extra if I exercise.
  • karenfallison
    karenfallison Posts: 30 Member
    5'2 I eat 1200 calories or less daily. I exercise and don't eat my exercise calories. I've lost 21 lbs since 11/13
  • Branstin
    Branstin Posts: 2,320 Member
    Eat to loss weight or maintain?
  • nicolemontagna22
    nicolemontagna22 Posts: 229 Member
    I'm 5'2 and at 1200. I heard shorter people are in the toughest category or weightloss. We should only lose about a half to one pound a week. Any faster and we could wreck out metabolism by eating too little. Weight watchers had me at 950 calories when I checked against MFP and my body wasn't losing ad I was hungry all the time. My body went into starvation mode.
  • giggitygoo
    giggitygoo Posts: 1,981 Member
    1800 a day, and no exercise calories back.

    Highly active, 5'1", 110 lbs

    Started at 1200, lost 30 pounds, plateaued and realized I needed more fuel.
  • mereditheve
    mereditheve Posts: 142 Member
    I'm vertically advantaged like you (I rarely hit my head on anything and on planes, every row is first class) ... I eat around 1250-1300 calories per day.
  • JoanneLynn
    JoanneLynn Posts: 156 Member
    I'm a little under 5'2 and eat 1200 calories and don't eat back my exercise calories. I lose an average of 0.7 pounds a week.
  • aqualeo1
    aqualeo1 Posts: 331 Member
    I'm 5'2 120 lbs and just going into maintenance. I eat around 1400 and one day a week I'll go up to 1900. I don't eat exercise calories back. I've been pretty much maintaining for a few weeks now.
  • gloriaeffe
    gloriaeffe Posts: 75 Member
    I'm almost 5'1'' , 110lbs and I eat around 1,200 cal/day.
    I exercise quite heavily (resistance training and intervals mainly) 6 days/week. I eat back almost all of my exercise calories though.
  • asianrunner
    asianrunner Posts: 42 Member
    5'1", eating about 1900 cals a day and losing steadily. I work out 5-6 days a week either running or boot camp and tend to eat back almost all my exercise cals.

    Granted, I only started tracking three weeks ago but it's been good so far!
  • ihateroses
    ihateroses Posts: 893 Member
    5'0, I have my cals set at 1400 but I eat my exercise cals back.

    125lb right now
  • glassgallm
    glassgallm Posts: 276 Member
    5'0", 1200 calories, I eat all my exercise calories.
  • Junebuggyzy
    Junebuggyzy Posts: 345 Member
    5'1. The recommendation here was 1200, so that is what I am doing. I have a question, though. If I burn 500 calories from Zumba or riding my stationary bike, does that mean I only had 700 calories that day?

    I also agree about losing 1/2 pound a week. That's typically what I lose. Right now I am losing 1-2 pounds a week just because I am trying like heck to get to 130 for my son's wedding in May.
  • ccb2004
    ccb2004 Posts: 16
    I am 5'2" and I eat 1900-2000 calories a day (I weigh 119right now). Losing about a half pound or less a week, but that is what i am aiming for :-) Trying to get to goal weight of 112.
  • domitom
    domitom Posts: 10 Member
    I'm 5'1 and 135 and I have mine set at 1450 based off my TDEE. And when I exercise, I usually eat back most of my calories, so 1700-1800 on those days.
  • BrownSugar1217
    BrownSugar1217 Posts: 5 Member
    I'm 5'0 @ 147 and I eat 1410 cal a day and try to eat back exercise calories at times
  • I'm 5'2" about 126lbs. I eat 1900-2000 and eat back half my exercise calories. I'm very active on a daily basis and am shooting for a 1/2 lb loss per week
  • balvis3919
    balvis3919 Posts: 60 Member
    im 5'1'' and 175 pounds. i eat about 1200 calories a day and only eat half of my exercise calories back, but i dont work out much as i have 3 toddlers and am too worn out by the end of the day. but i do lose and average of 1-1.5 pounds a week. when i do work out i try to go every-other day and i do a 40 minute brisk walk.