Girls eating over 1500 cals and losing



  • cpalumbo89
    cpalumbo89 Posts: 71 Member
    I've been at 1560 for about a week, although I actually find that hard to do. I hang out between 1250-1400
  • Bbeliever215
    Bbeliever215 Posts: 234 Member
    Normally my goal is 1700 because I had it set to lightly active to lose 1 pound a week. Since getting the Fitbit I have changed it to sedentary so my calorie budget is now 1410. There is no way, even on a rest day would I eat that I typically eat between 1800-2200 (sometimes more) with exercise and I am losing weight. I have stalled a bit but still becoming lean as I have increased my heavy lifting routine. Feel free to add me!
  • Feel free to add me - I have my diary set to 1500, but that's because I am well aware of my own tendency to eat ~200 calories above whatever I set my diary to, and also because I like to run a higher deficit during the week to compensate for weekend indulgences. My TDEE is roughly 2300-2400, so I lose quite happily at 1800-1900.
  • cep1185
    cep1185 Posts: 3 Member
    I eat between 1800 and 2000 calories depending on if I am weight training or not. Feel free to add me
  • Aniedeee
    Aniedeee Posts: 13 Member
    edited January 2016
    I'm at 1620 and have lost 2 lbs so far in 2 weeks so I'm on track so far to lose 1 lb/week. Started my new journey for the new year. Goal is to lose 30. My diary is open! I exercise at least 4x per week. Anyone feel free to add :)
  • lorrpb
    lorrpb Posts: 11,465 Member
    I eat about 1700 per day and have done that or more or most of the last 19 months. I simply can't go lower that, I get too hungry.

  • PrimalJillian
    PrimalJillian Posts: 1,129 Member
    I'm at 1630 and losing an average of about 2 pounds a week, even if I slack on exercise.
  • meganislosingit
    meganislosingit Posts: 16 Member
    I am currently eating over 1500 calories, and will send you a request!
  • Christine_72
    Christine_72 Posts: 16,049 Member
    I am so happy to have read this thread. I get so tired of seeing women eat 1200 calories or less for no good reason! I'm on 1470 cals a day, plus fitbit calories. I'm on my last few kgs and I just want them gone already!
  • allyphoe
    allyphoe Posts: 618 Member
    You (or anyone) are welcome to add me. I'm at 1,950, which is about 200 below maintenance for me.
  • oh_otterpop
    oh_otterpop Posts: 6 Member
    My goal is 1800, and I'm slowly losing a little. I tried lower than that and I just couldn't do it :( This way I have a little wiggle room for treats or days I feel super hungry. Anyone else on the same path can definitely add me!
  • arditarose
    arditarose Posts: 15,575 Member
    I eat 2000 to gain lol. I can lose at 1500 though. It's my sweet spot but I need to be super accurate because my TDEE is only 1800.
  • nutmegoreo
    nutmegoreo Posts: 15,532 Member
    I lost my last 19lbs on 1600/day. I have increased it to 1700, and depending on results will reevaluate and possibly increase again in another 10-15lbs lost.
  • CooCooPuff
    CooCooPuff Posts: 4,374 Member
    edited January 2016
    I'm 142.2lbs, trying for 138 or 140. I have MFP set to lose .5lbs a week, which puts me at 1,560k, and I eat 80% of my Fitbit adjustment.
  • hawkes15
    hawkes15 Posts: 9 Member
    Wow! Posted this last night and look at the response! Nice to see I'm not Alone eating more! I've added everyone whose added me
    I've got 1 stone 7 ish to loose! Lets smash it :)
  • Robo_mooh
    Robo_mooh Posts: 44 Member
    My goal is 1500 but I exercise to eat more! :D
  • kiela64
    kiela64 Posts: 1,447 Member
    I'm eating at 1660 cal to lose 1/2 a pound a week. I started out at 1200, moved to 1300 in the summer, but I'm now at the 1600s because I ended up dropping the healthy eating attempt for months because I felt restricted/couldn't work in treats. People are free to add me, or just check out my diary because it's open. It's not at all a pillar of good health though. But it's working for me haha.
  • jenmsu83
    jenmsu83 Posts: 185 Member
    My maintenance is right around 2000 (more with my Fitbit sometimes) and I aim to stay below that daily. Some days the deficit is larger than others, but I almost always eat over 1800 cals/day. Anyone can feel free to add me!
  • yayamom3
    yayamom3 Posts: 939 Member
    I came to the realization this weekend that I'm failing miserable at 1500 cal/day. So I decided to try 1800/day (0.5 lb/week). I am very frightened to do this, so I was so happy to see your thread! Anyone doing this, feel free to add me.
  • MommyMeggo
    MommyMeggo Posts: 1,222 Member
    edited January 2016
    Just recently started back- baby is 6mo old...its time. My daily goal is 1625 (used TDEE calculation) with moderate work outs 5/6 days per week.