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Male Calories Capped at 1,500?

maliciouspenguinmaliciouspenguin Member, Premium Posts: 34 Member Member, Premium Posts: 34 Member
So I've progressively lost weight, and my calorie 'allowance' hasn't changed from 1,500 for a while; I checked another calculator and it said it should be 1,350 for me - is there a cap on male allowance?
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  • Panini911Panini911 Member Posts: 2,325 Member Member Posts: 2,325 Member
    yep as mentioned above.

    because eating less could lead to not getting enough nutrition/nutrients for the average short male/female
  • maliciouspenguinmaliciouspenguin Member, Premium Posts: 34 Member Member, Premium Posts: 34 Member
    I set it at sedentary, with me eating back approximately half the calories gained from steps. My daily expenditure is around 2200-2300, I'm 6'3, 207lbs and only walk for exercise.
  • PAV8888PAV8888 Member Posts: 7,510 Member Member Posts: 7,510 Member
    I set it at sedentary, with me eating back approximately half the calories gained from steps. My daily expenditure is around 2200-2300, I'm 6'3, 207lbs and only walk for exercise.

    How much walking do you do? Are you house bound most of the day? What are your average steps a day?

    Your total daily energy expenditure at less than 2300 sounds very low for your height and weight.
  • maliciouspenguinmaliciouspenguin Member, Premium Posts: 34 Member Member, Premium Posts: 34 Member
    Around 2-3 miles per day at a minimum, usually 4-5. It's based on my smart watch
  • psuLemonpsuLemon Member, MFP Moderator, Greeter, Premium Posts: 36,893 MFP Moderator Member, MFP Moderator, Greeter, Premium Posts: 36,893 MFP Moderator
    So what are your goals? I am smaller than you and i more aggressively cut around 1800 calories. I have a desk job, lift 4 days a week and play tennis 1 or 2 if i am lucky.
  • giancarlov1191giancarlov1191 Member, Premium Posts: 386 Member Member, Premium Posts: 386 Member
    So I've progressively lost weight, and my calorie 'allowance' hasn't changed from 1,500 for a while; I checked another calculator and it said it should be 1,350 for me - is there a cap on male allowance?

    I personally think that you shouldn't go any lower than 1500, and you should increase your cardio. Are you doing any resistance training? I've lost a significant amount of weight several times, and when I used to eat to little, I basically lost all my muscle mass and ended up "skinny fat" with no definition.
  • corinasue1143corinasue1143 Member Posts: 4,232 Member Member Posts: 4,232 Member
    At your weight, you probably aren’t trying to lose much more weight. MFP suggests you slow down your weight loss as you get closer to goal. This can help you start learning maintenance while still losing. Are you updating your weight and goal weight on MFP? My guess is no, and that if you do, without telling it that you want to lose 2 lbs/week just to see what happens, your daily calorie goal may actually go up.
    edited June 2019
  • lynn_glenmontlynn_glenmont Member Posts: 8,525 Member Member Posts: 8,525 Member
    So I've progressively lost weight, and my calorie 'allowance' hasn't changed from 1,500 for a while; I checked another calculator and it said it should be 1,350 for me - is there a cap on male allowance?

    So, how much weight have you lost over what period of time eating only 1500, which seems crazy low for a 6'3" man?
  • psuLemonpsuLemon Member, MFP Moderator, Greeter, Premium Posts: 36,893 MFP Moderator Member, MFP Moderator, Greeter, Premium Posts: 36,893 MFP Moderator
    Maxematics wrote: »
    So I've progressively lost weight, and my calorie 'allowance' hasn't changed from 1,500 for a while; I checked another calculator and it said it should be 1,350 for me - is there a cap on male allowance?

    So, how much weight have you lost over what period of time eating only 1500, which seems crazy low for a 6'3" man?

    Agreed; something doesn't add up. I'm a woman, a foot shorter, almost 100 pounds lighter and I'd gnaw my arm off if I ate 1500 calories per day.

    He also eats back half his exercise calories, so it's more than 1500
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