Women 5'5'' and under: What is your daily calorie goal?

SkyKC253 Posts: 42 Member
edited March 2016 in Health and Weight Loss
I'm trying to figure out what results women see and what their plan of attack is.

What is your height/age and number of pounds you're trying to lose?
How many calories do you NET per day?
And how many pounds are you losing a week?


  • jennifercjackson90
    jennifercjackson90 Posts: 3 Member
    My height is 5'5" I'm 26 and I'm trying to lose about 100 lbs.

    I average about 1300 calories per day based off my active life style, I have two boys who always have me moving.

    On average I have lost about 2 lbs per week. Sometimes that fluctuates between the most of 5 lbs. to the lowest of 1lb.
  • oocdc2
    oocdc2 Posts: 1,361 Member
    I'm 5' 3", 43 y.o., have lost 70 lbs. over the past 15 months; I'd like to lose another 10 lbs. for buffer.
    Until last month I used the sedentary level of macros with 1 lb./week weight loss with good results (1340 - 1220 cal., depending). Right now I'm on the sedentary level of macros with 0.5 lb./week weight loss (1280 cal.) because maintenance is 1350 cal. and I find that terrifying right now. Good luck!
  • e_v_v
    e_v_v Posts: 131 Member
    5'3", 22, trying to lose 15 pounds. My daily calorie goal is 1,400/day. I really struggle...
  • Linzon
    Linzon Posts: 294 Member
    edited March 2016
    I'm 5'4", 31, currently 134 and started at 162 a year ago. My net calories are 1320 but my daily total is more like 1600-2000 depending on activity (and if I decide to go over/have a 'maintenance day'). I lose .5-1lb/week.

    My plan of attack has been slow and steady. I've enjoyed myself on trips and holidays, eat at maintenance when I feel the need to (for example, during PMS time), and got blindsided in January when I suffered a bad knee injury and then surgery. I have another surgery and subsequent recovery to look forward to soon, but I'm still here and working at it!
  • IGbnat24
    IGbnat24 Posts: 520 Member
    5'4 127 maintain 22-2400
  • Hjaye7512
    Hjaye7512 Posts: 116 Member
    5'4 1350..
  • DananaNanas
    DananaNanas Posts: 665 Member
    edited March 2016
    5'4, 27... Currently 144ish trying to get to 125ish. I try to get between 1200 and 1340. I know you said net but I don't eat back exercise calories so that's total for me.
  • 20Grit
    20Grit Posts: 752 Member
  • _lyndseybrooke_
    _lyndseybrooke_ Posts: 2,561 Member
    I'm 5'5", 26, currently 124-125lbs. I lift 5x/week + 2 HIIT sessions + 1 optional plyo/conditioning day. Otherwise, I have a desk job. I maintain around 2150 and cut at around 1850 to lose relatively slowly.
  • mlinci
    mlinci Posts: 403 Member
    5'5'', eating about 1,600 calories a day, losing between 0.5 and 1 pound per week. I'm a 40 year old woman.
  • kgirlhart
    kgirlhart Posts: 4,996 Member
    I'm 5'4.75". I have my goal set to 1300 and I eat back most of my fitbit adjustment. According to my fitbit I burn around 1900-2100 per day and I usually eat 1400-1600 per day. I am losing at a rate of 1.4 pounds per week.
  • not_a_runner
    not_a_runner Posts: 1,343 Member
    5'0'', 22 years old. Currently 185 lbs, down from 215 while eating 2000-2200 a day. I cry if I eat below 2000, but alas the curse of being a tiny person!
  • MommyMeggo
    MommyMeggo Posts: 1,222 Member
    Trying to lose 40
    I net around 1400
    Lose .5-1lb/ week.
  • didda1
    didda1 Posts: 71 Member
    I'm 5'2", 37, trying to lose 70 lbs, am at just over 1400 daily losing .5 lb per week.
    I tried going for 1 lb per week, but the calories were so low I was becoming cranky, starving, and depressed. I am doing decently well on 1400. Some days I do feel hungry, so I allow myself to go over a little. I usually grab a medium sized apple, and that does the trick.
  • BoaRestrictor
    BoaRestrictor Posts: 194 Member
    19 yrs
    under 1400
    CW: 148.0
    GW: ??? I'm just using the mirror. I preserving muscle while losing like maybe 5 pounds of fat tops. Then I'm back to bulking.
  • retro_belle24
    retro_belle24 Posts: 33 Member
    I'm 5'1 and the daily goal is 1350 but most days I have trouble eating that many calories a day. I'm a vegetarian on a Low Carb High Protein/Fat diet so I have to plan my meals a bit more carefully. I'm also starting to workout again and I don't eat back the calories burn from the gym.
  • miztessbert
    miztessbert Posts: 183 Member
    58 years old -- sedentary setting
    1200 calories -- rely on exercise to get more calories
    Lost 41 lbs since July 2015 using MFP -- got 10 more lbs. to go to reach my goal
  • tiffkittyw
    tiffkittyw Posts: 366 Member
    I'm 5'4" 38 yrs old and 127.5 lbs. I started at 164 lbs 7 months ago. I have a Fitbit so I don't look at the net calories, I eat a daily average of 1,300-1,400 gross calories and burn a daily average of 1,900 per Fitbit. I eat at maintaince or a little above once a week unless it's a holiday like my birthday week coming up, then I do an entire maintaince week of 1,900 daily average. I've been losing anywhere from 0.5 to 1.2 lbs a week depending on sodium/carb intake before my weigh in day. I prefer to eat more some days and less others as long as my weekly daily average stays at 1,300-1,400 I lose.
  • ScoobaChick
    ScoobaChick Posts: 184 Member
    5'4" - almost 46 years old - currently 123lbs... not sure how much more I want to lose so I set goal at 0,5 lbs per week and will reassess if I hit 120lbs. My current Calories are around 1450 without exercise. I find that eating 1500-1600 Calories ensures that I am not hungry and am able to hit my macros and micros with few issues.
  • amy_j28
    amy_j28 Posts: 45 Member
    I'm 26 years old at 5'3". My goal for this year is to lose 20 more pounds. I have my goals set to about .5 lbs/week, putting my calorie goal at 1640, with a sedentary setting. I typically eat back most of my exercise calories to get back up to the "net" of 1600ish.

    To date I've hit a total loss of 27 pounds since I started using MFP back in January of 2015. I'm not always the most diligent on staying within my calorie goals, but that's ok with me. Slow and steady will get me to where I want to be.