5'3 women,how many cals are you eating?



  • Jolinia
    Jolinia Posts: 846 Member
    I'm 5'3, 119 pounds, goal weight of 110 (a bit less actually, since I'm in ketosis so no glycogen water weight).

    I'm eating around 1300 calories after taking off exercise calories. I have to eat those back or my next workout won't be any fun or very vigorous.
  • lizek316
    lizek316 Posts: 76 Member
    I'm 5''4
    current weight is 130.4lbs
    goal weight is 115lbs
    MFP is allowing me 1240 cals in order to lose 0.5lbs a week.
    I haven't lost any weight since joining but can see the reason why

    Your age makes a difference too.
    Also, are you doing intense training? Like interval and weights since you are so close to your goal weight?
  • lizek316
    lizek316 Posts: 76 Member
    I'm 5'4"
    36 yo
    my current weight is 170
    my goal is 130
    My cal intake is 1330 cals in order to lose 1lb per week
    I have lost 5lbs so far since January 12th (had a couple bad weeks)
  • shsgrant
    shsgrant Posts: 5 Member
    edited February 2015
    I'm almost 5'2" Weight is 138 Goal 115 eating right now 1250 calories with 30 minute exercise 5X week. Just started hope it works . 46 years old
  • revival15
    revival15 Posts: 13 Member
    1980 cals to lose
  • torizia
    torizia Posts: 140 Member
    CW: 108lbs
    GW: 108lbs
    Eating 1450 net calories a day - trying to do a gradual recomp. Only started a few weeks ago and my weight has stayed the same so far so I'm assuming 1450 is my maintenance amount (it was suggested by a few different websites)
  • estherlion
    estherlion Posts: 86 Member
    I am 5'3", 39 years old.

    SW 159
    CW 137
    GW 125

    I am eating 1150-1200 calories a day. When I work out which is about 5 times a week, I do give myself a cushion and eat 100 to 200 calories more a day. This is an experiment to see if eating back these calories will work to still lose weight.
  • SueInAz
    SueInAz Posts: 6,592 Member
    A goal weight, if you want to set one and I don't, needs to take into account bone structure and muscle mass as well as height. My mom, sisters and I are all about the same height but they are all very small boned while I am medium-large. For comparison, I can barely wear their wedding rings on my pinky finger. I also am much more muscular than they are. As a result, my mom weighs somewhere around 105 while I would look skeletal at that weight.

    I'm lifting weights this time around. While I'm ranging in the mid-130s I'm wearing the same clothes I was wearing when I got down to 122 pounds a few years ago and wasn't lifting.
  • txlawyer87
    txlawyer87 Posts: 14 Member
    Age: 27
    SW: 275
    CW: 253
    GW: 150

    Cals: 1200, and have lost all 22 lbs in less than 6 weeks thru not just staying within my calories, but eating clean/healthy and doing 40 carbs, 30 protein and 30 fat.
  • her4g63
    her4g63 Posts: 284 Member
    28 years old
    SW: 170 on MFP
    CW, GW: 128.8

    I maintain around 2525 calories (I do breastfeed a 14 month old).
  • mscheftg
    mscheftg Posts: 485 Member
    I'm 5'3" - 5'4", 30 years old.

    My current weight is 225-230 (haven't weighed in 10 days).
    I have a lot of goal weights... right now, it's to get below 200 pounds. Ultimately, I want to get to 160-170 and see how I feel then. My "happy weight" was 133 about 6 years ago, but I haven't been below 170 in 15 years, so I'm not sure where I'll truly be healthy.

    Anyway, my calorie goals range from 1300-1500... sometimes I drop down to 1200 when I need to "cleanse." A cleanse for me occurs after several days of eating fast food, junk, or just eating too much... I call it a cleanse because I intentionally eat more fruits, veggies and no eating out, plus I restrict my calories. Too much information?
  • KylaDenay
    KylaDenay Posts: 1,585 Member
    CW 165
    GW Eh whatever makes me happy. I have it set to 145 for now
    I eat around 1500-2000 depending on activity that day.
  • Jolinia
    Jolinia Posts: 846 Member
    torizia wrote: »
    CW: 108lbs
    GW: 108lbs
    Eating 1450 net calories a day - trying to do a gradual recomp. Only started a few weeks ago and my weight has stayed the same so far so I'm assuming 1450 is my maintenance amount (it was suggested by a few different websites)

    I think that's about my maintenance without exercise too!
  • 1200 calories a day but eating back exercise calories
    CW 140lbs GW 120-125lbs
  • Mywitnessfitness
    Mywitnessfitness Posts: 17 Member
    1200 with moderate exercise. 230 trying to get to 130.
  • IGotThis1992
    IGotThis1992 Posts: 18 Member
    SW 252
    GW 150-160
    CW 183

    I currently eat between 1200 and 1400. I burn around 150-200 calories through walking 5 days per week on my treadmill. I do not eat back my exercise calories.
  • goblue8426
    goblue8426 Posts: 41 Member
    SW (What is SW?)
    CW 175
    GW 130
    Calories 1340
    set to lose 1lb/week
    activity level - sedentary
    age - 33

    As I increase exercise, I plan to eat half back (if I'm hungry enough).
  • im_simply_karen
    im_simply_karen Posts: 50 Member
    SW: 160
    CW: 141
    GW: 110
    I currently consume 1200 calories a day. On weekends I consume 1000 calories.
  • smalls9686
    smalls9686 Posts: 189 Member
    CW: 144
    GW:??? *some where BTW 125-130ish
    HT: 5foot¹ and some change :)

    My goal weight will be whatever I can realistically maintain with moderate exercise and allows me to comfortably fit in Misses size 6. I currently am wearing 8's and 10's. I eat between 1050-1250 calories a day.
  • Eileen_T
    Eileen_T Posts: 26 Member
    SW 160
    CW 160 (first week weigh in on Thursday aaaarghh....)
    GW 120 a bit ambitious but thats the plan

    MFP allows me 1200 cals a day. Haven't made it so far, but I am monitoring carbs anyway, so cals not important to me.

    Oh and 5' 2.5"