how many calories do you eat a day?



  • britbarr1
    britbarr1 Posts: 4 Member
    leahraskie wrote: »
    MFP has me at 1200 5'0, 128lbs, which is only a problem if I go out to eat. I feel like recently I've just been eating filler calories to get up to around 1200 though. Does 1000 seem like enough or will that make it harder to lose?

    You at a good range of calories for your size but if you are trying to lose quickly then up your exercise routine and go to 1500 calories a day
  • vanillaorange2
    vanillaorange2 Posts: 61 Member
    I try to stay between 1,400. - 1,500. On week days and 1,500 - 1,700. On weekends. With one cheat day a week. Well more like a cheat meal with a glass of wine or 3 ;)
  • valeemartinezz
    valeemartinezz Posts: 15 Member
    1200-1300 calories but trying to up it to 1400 or 1500
  • bree_7
    bree_7 Posts: 52 Member
    1200 - which most of the time I don't eat that.
  • Urbancowbarn
    Urbancowbarn Posts: 97 Member
    I was doing 1200 successfully for awhile, then not so successfully, and now that I’m aiming to lose .05 per week I’m at 1390 and feeling satisfied. Next week I go back to working out after a month off due to an injury. I’ve noticed when I’m focused on eating to build muscle I feel much less deprived (protein!) and still lose fat.
  • midlomel1971
    midlomel1971 Posts: 1,280 Member
    5'8" and try to net 1400 a day. So, I usually eat around 1700, but try to burn 300 of that w/ exercise.
  • ssurvivor
    ssurvivor Posts: 152 Member
    britbarr1 wrote: »
    I suppose to eat 1000 calories a day but I am ranging between 500 to 700 calories a day. I want to lose 60 lbs and I am on a vegan keto diet. So, Yeah getting calories and staying at my 50g carb level is becoming a challenge for me.

    Why so low? Eating too little can be just as harmful as eating too much. Just like your car needs gas to run, you need fuel (food) to function. Being vegetarian is not so much about what you can't eat as it is about enjoying the foods you can eat. Just do a little homework. You'll be pleasantly surprised by some of the wonderful meals you can create under your diet.
  • Zodikosis
    Zodikosis Posts: 149 Member
    edited February 2018
    I am 5'1", 24 years old. Goal weight is 125 lbs, current weight 139.8 lbs. When I was last 125 lbs, my body fat was 17% and I wore a US size 0. My TDEE averages at around 1700 calories, I'm currently aiming for 1200 calories/day for a loss of 1 lb/week.
  • kirstie723
    kirstie723 Posts: 5 Member
    I'm 5'1 and am supposed to not exceed 1037 calories per day. I'm doing Keto and am only supposed to take in 13 carbs a day. I found if I up my carbs slightly (still under 25) - I feel better. At 13 I was tired all of the time and would fall asleep at 7 pm every night. I'm currently in my 5th week and have dropped 2% body fat and 8 pounds. 12 more to go and I'll be happy. I'm lifting 2-3 times per week and doing cardio 4+ times per week.
  • alcomer
    alcomer Posts: 100 Member
    5'10" 51 years old 149 lbs - MFP has 1450 to lose .5 a week, I aim for 1300 because to lose 1 lb a week it's 1200 which is hard to stick to.
  • bribucks
    bribucks Posts: 431 Member
    alcomer wrote: »
    5'10" 51 years old 149 lbs - MFP has 1450 to lose .5 a week, I aim for 1300 because to lose 1 lb a week it's 1200 which is hard to stick to.

    At 5’10”, there’s no way you should be doing 1200! It would definitely be below your BMR which typically should be the lowest limit. I’m glad you recognized that. I couldn’t even do 1200 and I’m 5’3” LOL.
  • jocelynmoore08
    jocelynmoore08 Posts: 9 Member
    edited February 2018
    I'm currently shooting for 1600 cal/day, with macros 40% carb, 40% protein and 20% fat. These numbers were provided by my personal trainer. I do heavy lifting (crossfit style) 4-5 times a week. I've been at 1600 for 2 weeks now and I'm seeing a big difference in subcutaneous fat (more definition) but haven't seen much scale movement. I went from 177 to 175, but could just be water fluctuation.
    To be honest... I was hoping to see more marked decrease in weight, but logically I know I'm losing fat and even if it is a true 2lb weight loss, in 2 weeks that's good!

    I'm working hard to change my unrealistic expectations!

    When I first joined MFP, it suggested 1320 cal, but I believe that was user error. I set my activity level to sedentary based on my desk job. I'm sure I'd be losing faster on 1320 but I'd be miserable!
  • haleyrhart
    haleyrhart Posts: 26 Member
    1370, I'm 5'3" and started at 140 now 128 trying to get to a strong lean body, what ever that weighs. If I make my own food it's no problem staying within my limits. The days I exercise I find I can't eat anymore and have a surplus. The problem is when I eat out.
  • wildthingsmom
    wildthingsmom Posts: 26 Member
    MFP has me at 1200 net calories. I probably shoot for closer to 1500 gross calories.. assuming at least 300 calories add back for most of my workouts. I'm torn on just putting in the 1200 and not inputting my workouts since that kind of jacks up my macros (I know it's proportional.. but it still changes the "plan" for the day. I'm 5'8 and 141 and trying to get to 135-137, but SLOWLY. My macros are 35% protein, 30% carbs and 35% fat
  • ckfromedmonton
    ckfromedmonton Posts: 18 Member
    I also am eating between 1000 and 1200 a day. Trying to keep my macros at 40-30-30. I am postmenopause, and work out at least 3x week, usually 4x, daily yoga. I am not hungry. I am also not losing:(
  • dawnmariesisson
    dawnmariesisson Posts: 4 Member
    1800 calories - healthy eating - exercise - Just want to lose 10 lbs and it isn't happening (yet)
  • dawnmariesisson
    dawnmariesisson Posts: 4 Member
    My son is doing the Keto diet (because he has 5 kids and no time to exercise) and lost 15 lbs in one week. Debating
  • chai_masala
    chai_masala Posts: 51 Member
    1570 right now - meant to lose a half pound a week. I work out and eat back my exercise calories. I'm hoping it will work! 1300 was too low and disheartening. Having trouble controlling my eating lately.