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mjpdecoratingmjpdecorating Member, Premium Posts: 1 Member Member, Premium Posts: 1 Member
Hi all
Now I have my daily food guides/goals and sticking to them to loose weight I am consuming a lot more food than before ok it is healthy my concern is if I'm eating more how will i loose weight obviously I understand better nutritional values just can't get around the amount I need to reach the goals . Help please explain and in hope this makes sence

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  • janejellyrolljanejellyroll Member Posts: 23,338 Member Member Posts: 23,338 Member
    Do you mean you're consuming a higher volume of food or you're consuming more calories than you were before?
  • cmriversidecmriverside Member Posts: 30,152 Member Member Posts: 30,152 Member
    Give us your stats.

    Height, weight, calories

    Are you logging food here? Are you using a food scale? (Just questions I know people will ask.)


    How long have you been at the current calorie goal and has your weight changed at all in that time?
  • LietchiLietchi Member Posts: 998 Member Member Posts: 998 Member
    What do you mean by more food: are you eating more food as in food weight/volume, or more calories than before?
  • jenniferohara73jenniferohara73 Member, Premium Posts: 2 Member Member, Premium Posts: 2 Member
    Can anyone tell me whether or not you are supposed to eat the extra calories earned through exercise? If you don't, will this speed up weight loss?
  • ZitzinzhoZitzinzho Member Posts: 3 Member Member Posts: 3 Member
    Can anyone tell me whether or not you are supposed to eat the extra calories earned through exercise? If you don't, will this speed up weight loss?
    I’m not going to eat my exercise calories. I’d rather set my own goal and have the same calories everyday. Iv set mine for 1600 regardless if I do exercise or not.

  • GeneralSTpowerGeneralSTpower Member Posts: 21 Member Member Posts: 21 Member
    Yeah, its just two different expressions of a way to get to the same place.
  • cwolfman13cwolfman13 Member Posts: 38,012 Member Member Posts: 38,012 Member
    Hi all
    Now I have my daily food guides/goals and sticking to them to loose weight I am consuming a lot more food than before ok it is healthy my concern is if I'm eating more how will i loose weight obviously I understand better nutritional values just can't get around the amount I need to reach the goals . Help please explain and in hope this makes sence

    So...you're probably eating higher volume, lower calorie foods...losing weight isn't about food volume, it's about calories consumed vs what your body needs to maintain the status quo.
  • threewinsthreewins Member Posts: 544 Member Member Posts: 544 Member
    Zitzinzho wrote: »
    Can anyone tell me whether or not you are supposed to eat the extra calories earned through exercise? If you don't, will this speed up weight loss?
    I’m not going to eat my exercise calories. I’d rather set my own goal and have the same calories everyday. Iv set mine for 1600 regardless if I do exercise or not.

    This is controversial here, no idea why. That's what I do too. 6,000 kj of food which is fixed.
  • ZitzinzhoZitzinzho Member Posts: 3 Member Member Posts: 3 Member
    Zitzinzho wrote: »
    Can anyone tell me whether or not you are supposed to eat the extra calories earned through exercise? If you don't, will this speed up weight loss?
    I’m not going to eat my exercise calories. I’d rather set my own goal and have the same calories everyday. Iv set mine for 1600 regardless if I do exercise or not.

    If your goal of 1,600 is taking your exercise into account, this is just another form of "eating your exercise calories." Some people prefer to set a TDEE (total daily energy expenditure) that takes exercise into account and is averaged out so they're eating the same amount each day, but it's just another path to getting to the same place.
    That’s not necessarily true as before exercise my calorie goal was 1200 calories. I burn more than 400 calories through exercise on a daily basis. Therefore I’m still not eating all my exercise calories back.
  • Strudders67Strudders67 Member Posts: 621 Member Member Posts: 621 Member
    Zitzinzho wrote: »
    Zitzinzho wrote: »
    Can anyone tell me whether or not you are supposed to eat the extra calories earned through exercise? If you don't, will this speed up weight loss?
    I’m not going to eat my exercise calories. I’d rather set my own goal and have the same calories everyday. Iv set mine for 1600 regardless if I do exercise or not.

    If your goal of 1,600 is taking your exercise into account, this is just another form of "eating your exercise calories." Some people prefer to set a TDEE (total daily energy expenditure) that takes exercise into account and is averaged out so they're eating the same amount each day, but it's just another path to getting to the same place.
    That’s not necessarily true as before exercise my calorie goal was 1200 calories. I burn more than 400 calories through exercise on a daily basis. Therefore I’m still not eating all my exercise calories back.

    But you're eating 400 of them, not zero. The concern is with people who don't eat any of their exercise calories as that is adding to their deficit and, in many cases, is an unhealthy way of eating that can lead to serious problems over a longer period of time.
  • janejellyrolljanejellyroll Member Posts: 23,338 Member Member Posts: 23,338 Member
    Zitzinzho wrote: »
    Zitzinzho wrote: »
    Can anyone tell me whether or not you are supposed to eat the extra calories earned through exercise? If you don't, will this speed up weight loss?
    I’m not going to eat my exercise calories. I’d rather set my own goal and have the same calories everyday. Iv set mine for 1600 regardless if I do exercise or not.

    If your goal of 1,600 is taking your exercise into account, this is just another form of "eating your exercise calories." Some people prefer to set a TDEE (total daily energy expenditure) that takes exercise into account and is averaged out so they're eating the same amount each day, but it's just another path to getting to the same place.
    That’s not necessarily true as before exercise my calorie goal was 1200 calories. I burn more than 400 calories through exercise on a daily basis. Therefore I’m still not eating all my exercise calories back.

    That's why I specified IF your goal is taking your exercise into account. It sounds like you are adding some of them, as you're eating more than the 1,200 you'd be eating if you were sedentary. You said above "I'm not going to eat my exercise calories," but the truth is that you are eating some of them. You're just adding a flat amount of them each day, which is a legitimate way to do it (you're using TDEE, as opposed to MFP's NEAT method). Some people prefer to have the same amount each day. The important thing is that you factor in your exercise somehow.
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