Please explain to me calorie deficit... in dummy terms

Im eating 1300 cal somedays less than that. I burn about 500 to 600 cal a day with my workout. Will i loose weight with this? And what will my calorie defitit be with this...

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  • serindipte
    serindipte Posts: 1,557 Member
    What is your:
    Gender:
    Age:
    Current weight:
    Height:
    Activity level not counting exercise:
  • Natz9388
    Natz9388 Posts: 3 Member
    Female
    26
    81kg
    166cm
    I go for daily walks and always busy at home
  • tvm1970
    tvm1970 Posts: 161 Member
    This article explains calorie deficit in simple terms:

    https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/calorie-deficit
  • Natz9388
    Natz9388 Posts: 3 Member
    Thank you all so much I appreciate the help.
  • ang82much
    ang82much Posts: 30 Member
    you're also your own experiment, so all the calculators etc are just an estimate. You're unique, so it takes a bit of trial and error to see whether you respond the same as predicted or more or less etc. At a rough glance i'd guestimate you'd be losing heaps if you stuck to what you're doing :)
  • amtyrell
    amtyrell Posts: 1,449 Member
    You are forgetting the calories you are burning during the process of living . Enter your stats into mfp and how much you want to lose a week and then eat back half your exercise calories
  • tinkerbellang83
    tinkerbellang83 Posts: 9,112 Member
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  • netitheyeti
    netitheyeti Posts: 539 Member
    just_Tomek wrote: »
    Natz9388 wrote: »
    Im eating 1300 cal somedays less than that. I burn about 500 to 600 cal a day with my workout. Will i loose weight with this? And what will my calorie defitit be with this...

    You eat 1300 - 500 you burn = 500cal deficit. Anything under the calorie intake will make you lose weight. Assuming the 1300 was selected by the app for your activity level, age, weight etc. and goal to maintain.

    That's... not true unless 1300 was their maintenance kcal? 1300 eaten minus 500 puts them at net 800kcal, which is really low
  • PAV8888
    PAV8888 Posts: 13,231 Member
    He did say to maintain. His sentence is technically correct as a general statement. Obviously the numbers do not apply and are not correct for the OP.