How do calorie deficiencies work?

I'm 5'10 and 123lbs and i was confused how it all works. If you have a calorie deficiency do you need to work out everyday? I usually stand around 6hrs a day and walk around at least a few hours, plus house work.i did a TDEE test calculated as working out 4 days a week and it says my TDEE is 1999 and my BMR is 1409. So what would i need to eat to lose weight? I can't workout everyday due to time so I'm a it confused. On here it says i should eat 1240 calories a day but i eat maybe 500 (all drinks). I was just wondering if I ate more if it would help with the weight loss.
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  • Veil5577
    Veil5577 Posts: 868 Member
    Stupid question time... if you're 5 ft 10 and 123 lbs, why are you trying to lose weight?
  • DeWoSa
    DeWoSa Posts: 496 Member
    Put your weight and goal weight loss into MFP and it will tell you how many calories to eat every day. It will ask your exercise goals, but that doesn't calculate into your daily calories. If it tells you to eat 1450 calories a day, and you do it, you will meet your goal.

    I've been on for 46 days, and have lost 11 pounds just by keeping my calories at or just below my daily calorie limit. I haven't added any exercise.

    Oh, and if you are only eating 500 calories a day, you are starving yourself. You'll lose weight but your body will hate every minute of it.

    Eat the number MFP tells you to eat. It'll be slow but it'll be fulling and sustainable.
  • redfisher1974
    redfisher1974 Posts: 614 Member
    Veil5577 wrote: »
    Stupid question time... if you're 5 ft 10 and 123 lbs, why are you trying to lose weight?

    This ^
  • Holly_Roman_Empire
    Holly_Roman_Empire Posts: 4,440 Member
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  • Hornsby
    Hornsby Posts: 10,322 Member
    Agreed. I would feel like I am giving someone advice that could harm themselves if you are trying to lose weight with those numbers.

    What is your end goal? Lower weight? More muscles showing through?

    Do you lift heavy?
  • auddii
    auddii Posts: 15,357 Member
    Veil5577 wrote: »
    Stupid question time... if you're 5 ft 10 and 123 lbs, why are you trying to lose weight?

    Agreed, you look fantastic according to your photo.
  • indianwin2001
    indianwin2001 Posts: 296 Member
    I hope your joking
  • Patttience
    Patttience Posts: 975 Member
    A calorie deficit is when you eat less than your TDEE. You should not be eating 500 calories. You are clearly anorexic. Do you have no regard for your health whatsoever?

    Your BMR is what you need to eat for proper functioning of your body as a minimum!!! Eating less has physiological side effects and consequences. Not all of them visible in the short term. for instance by the time you are 40, if you keep on this way, you will have osteoporosis.

    Another long term side effect is infertility.

    I think you need to do a little bit more research into diet and nutrition and anorexia.

    Of course it can also kill you. Usually by heart attack. Eating such low calories puts a great deal of stress on the body.

    You need protein for muscle growth and tissue repair
    Fat for brain function and other fairly subtle functions.
    carbohydrate for energy. Fat is also used for energy but only when there aren't sufficient carbs available.
    You need vitamins for all sorts of functions and ditto minerals.

    You currently have nothing to be too proud of about your skinniness. You may look good and rest assured we probably all envy you that but i am thankful not to have the health problems you are going to have as much as i am thankful i haven't got diabetes or diseases related to obesity.

    Look up your healthy weight range. At the very least try to get to the bottom of that range. And if you don't like fat, then at least keep yourself toned with exercise because it makes people look better. Its the muscle tone that makes people look great when they are thin.
  • deksgrl
    deksgrl Posts: 7,237 Member
    Get professional help.
  • jasonmh630
    jasonmh630 Posts: 2,850 Member
    I really hope you're joking... You should DEFINITELY be eating more than 500 per day... And eating REAL food, not just drinks.
  • Um....
  • Kettle_Belle14
    Kettle_Belle14 Posts: 246 Member
    edited November 2014
    I'm confused as to how you are confused. You've lost 70 something pounds already, so it sounds like you know how to lose weight. If you're 5'10" and 123 you definitely don't need to lose weight. What's your goal? Muscle? Decreasing body fat percentage?

    Maybe it was a typo and you're 5'0" or 5'1"??
  • I'm confused as to how you are confused. You've lost 70 something pounds already, so it sounds like you know how to lose weight. If you're 5'10" and 123 you definitely don't need to lose weight. What's your goal? Muscle? Decreasing body fat percentage?

    Maybe it was a typo and you're 5'0" or 5'1"??
    I certainly hope so because with those stats the OP is already underweight

  • Happymelz
    Happymelz Posts: 536 Member
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    ^This!
  • VeryKatie
    VeryKatie Posts: 5,931 Member
    BinkyBonk wrote: »
    I'm confused as to how you are confused. You've lost 70 something pounds already, so it sounds like you know how to lose weight. If you're 5'10" and 123 you definitely don't need to lose weight. What's your goal? Muscle? Decreasing body fat percentage?

    Maybe it was a typo and you're 5'0" or 5'1"??
    I certainly hope so because with those stats the OP is already underweight

    Except the 0 and the 1 are nowhere near each other on the keyboard.
  • ForecasterJason
    ForecasterJason Posts: 2,577 Member
    VeryKatie wrote: »
    BinkyBonk wrote: »
    I'm confused as to how you are confused. You've lost 70 something pounds already, so it sounds like you know how to lose weight. If you're 5'10" and 123 you definitely don't need to lose weight. What's your goal? Muscle? Decreasing body fat percentage?

    Maybe it was a typo and you're 5'0" or 5'1"??
    I certainly hope so because with those stats the OP is already underweight

    Except the 0 and the 1 are nowhere near each other on the keyboard.
    If you're using the number pad, they are right next to each other.

  • wmcmurray61
    wmcmurray61 Posts: 192 Member
    The fact that the OP hasn't reappeared in this thread tells me something already. Either she has an ED or she is a troll. Either way, ABANDON THREAD!
  • VeryKatie
    VeryKatie Posts: 5,931 Member
    VeryKatie wrote: »
    BinkyBonk wrote: »
    I'm confused as to how you are confused. You've lost 70 something pounds already, so it sounds like you know how to lose weight. If you're 5'10" and 123 you definitely don't need to lose weight. What's your goal? Muscle? Decreasing body fat percentage?

    Maybe it was a typo and you're 5'0" or 5'1"??
    I certainly hope so because with those stats the OP is already underweight

    Except the 0 and the 1 are nowhere near each other on the keyboard.
    If you're using the number pad, they are right next to each other.

    Touché
  • ForecasterJason
    ForecasterJason Posts: 2,577 Member
    The fact that the OP hasn't reappeared in this thread tells me something already. Either she has an ED or she is a troll. Either way, ABANDON THREAD!
    It's only been about an hour since she posted…