Women between 5' and 5'3" how many calories a day do you eat?

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  • TxTiffani
    TxTiffani Posts: 766 Member
    edited March 2
    1300-1400
    I am 5’1 hw 161 sw 2022 148 cw 141 gw 115. I’m on my feet for my job but I wouldn’t call it active as I’m mostly standing and moving my arms. Exercise 30-60min 5 days/week. Was eating 1000 (sometimes slightly less) and was losing well but then I stopped losing, got super lethargic, and binged. I did some research and decided to shoot for 1300-1400 from now on. My weight bumped up for the last week since I increased cals but I was back down a little this morning. I think I’ll lose slower at this amount but be healthier overall. Still have 27lbs to lose.
  • KDough789
    KDough789 Posts: 6 Member
    1400-1500
    I'm 5'0, 31, and attempting to eat an average of 1200-1300 a day. I successfully lost weight on 1500, though. Currently, that is something I know is doable for me, so I put down 1400-1500 a day. I eat about 200-500 extra calories a day on the weekend, despite whatever weekday goal I have.
  • kaydensmom2009
    kaydensmom2009 Posts: 44 Member
    1300-1400
    I’m 5’1” with a sw of 198 and cw of 131. I maintain around 1500-1700 depending on my activity level and when I was in weight loss I was at 1200 and didn’t eat exercise calories back.
  • Mouse_Potato
    Mouse_Potato Posts: 1,438 Member
    2000+
    I eat between 2100-2200 to maintain, lm 5’3 and 47 yrs old, and c55kg

    @claireychn074 Our stats and intake are almost identical! It's nice to see another woman of our age who is so active. :smile:
  • dzinegrl
    dzinegrl Posts: 5 Member
    1200-1300
    I used to have a Fitbit, but it broke and found that I ate my workout calories which isn’t good when you’re trying to lose. I plan to increase my intake when I get more active. The number is just a guide and sometimes I’m over, but it works out and I feel free. (Also edit I’m 52)
  • boombalatty123
    boombalatty123 Posts: 117 Member
    I'm 5'2", 54yo, and when living a sedentary lifestyle if I eat below 1300 calories I lose, if I eat above, I gain. I try to keep it in the 1100 to 1500 range, mostly towards the low end. I'm exercising now and trying to eat back at least half my exercise calories.
  • angela_boinkers
    angela_boinkers Posts: 11 Member
    1400-1500
    I’m 5’3”, 47, 140, have my cals set at 1430, but don’t always eat them all. I exercise most days and don’t eat my exercise calories back, for the most part.
  • xxzenabxx
    xxzenabxx Posts: 877 Member
    2000+
    I’m 5’ 4” 28F weigh 185 lbs and workout 4-5 days a week plus 8000 steps a day and can maintain on an average of 2500-2600 calories. Aiming to lose 20-30 lbs.
  • katethegeekygal
    katethegeekygal Posts: 2 Member
    1000-1200
    I actually just came to the forums to ask this!

    I’m 5’ and eat anywhere between 1200-1500 and exercise for 60 minutes a day, 4-6 days a week, and I’m not even losing half a pound. I’m even using the same meal plans I had when I was able to afford a dietician. I’m so frustrated and confused and I’m at the point where I’m going to the doctor to ask for advice.

    I’m scared y’all, I’m pre-diabetic and have been working my *kitten* off since I got this new in January. I’m so tired and discouraged.

    If anyone wants to send a friend request please feel free to do so, I’m tired LMAO
  • LaBellaHarris
    LaBellaHarris Posts: 62 Member
    1500-1600
    and I’m not even losing half a pound.
    Take measurements and use photos!!! It could be that you recomp weirdly fast so the fat -> lean muscle transition isn't showing up as weight on your scale. My dad and I are both like this: Our weight is very steady, but our body composition can change a lot (at least mine does; as he's gotten older, he's just more and more skeletal). I'm sure someone out there has studied this phenomenon, but all I have are my personal experiences and anecdotes, sadly. I've been fit at 125 (ran marathons) and I've been chubby at 125 (getting winded going up the stairs), and I haven't been able to drop below 120 since getting boobs in the 8th grade. It's a little frustrating because scales are easy and convenient, but photos are too now that all our phones have cameras 😊
  • Bella_Figura
    Bella_Figura Posts: 2,985 Member
    edited April 9
    1800-1900
    I'm 56
    155cm / 5' 1
    SW: 96kg / 211 lbs
    CW: 63kg / 139lbs
    I walk 60-120 minutes a day with the mutt...

    I'm taking a deficit break at the moment, while I practise maintenance for a month or two. To maintain at 63kg I'm eating around 1875 - 1950 calories a day.

    When I get to my ultimate goal weight of 54kg my maintenance calories should be around 1800/day.
  • xxzenabxx
    xxzenabxx Posts: 877 Member
    2000+
    I actually just came to the forums to ask this!

    I’m 5’ and eat anywhere between 1200-1500 and exercise for 60 minutes a day, 4-6 days a week, and I’m not even losing half a pound. I’m even using the same meal plans I had when I was able to afford a dietician. I’m so frustrated and confused and I’m at the point where I’m going to the doctor to ask for advice.

    I’m scared y’all, I’m pre-diabetic and have been working my *kitten* off since I got this new in January. I’m so tired and discouraged.

    If anyone wants to send a friend request please feel free to do so, I’m tired LMAO

    How much do you weigh and how much are you trying to lose?
  • DancingMoosie
    DancingMoosie Posts: 8,523 Member
    I actually just came to the forums to ask this!

    I’m 5’ and eat anywhere between 1200-1500 and exercise for 60 minutes a day, 4-6 days a week, and I’m not even losing half a pound. I’m even using the same meal plans I had when I was able to afford a dietician. I’m so frustrated and confused and I’m at the point where I’m going to the doctor to ask for advice.

    I’m scared y’all, I’m pre-diabetic and have been working my *kitten* off since I got this new in January. I’m so tired and discouraged.

    If anyone wants to send a friend request please feel free to do so, I’m tired LMAO

    Friend request sent!
  • DancingMoosie
    DancingMoosie Posts: 8,523 Member
    I'm 5'3" and lose under 1600. I probably eat even more. I'm very active. I just don't log perfectly.
  • jenring3
    jenring3 Posts: 43 Member
    I figure losing calories a little differently: Target body weight (not current weight) multiply by 9-11 (9 for sedentary work, 11 if active/on your feet daily) then take that number and multiply by 1.x (x=number of workout/training hours per week). My target BW is 132 with a desk job, but I run/lift 5x a week for about an hour: 132 x 9 = 1,188 x 1.5 = 1,782 daily calories for losing weight.
  • soldodunja2910
    soldodunja2910 Posts: 16 Member
    1700-1800
    I guess I am lucky because I have been losing at 1600-1800, not sure about maintain because right now I’m still losing. I was eating 2000+ previously so my body was used to do that, probably why I feel like I’m starving to death at 1700 lol
  • soldodunja2910
    soldodunja2910 Posts: 16 Member
    1700-1800
    oh whoops I am not 5'3 sorry missed that part
  • KIC127
    KIC127 Posts: 20 Member
    I’m 5’1” and I am around 1300-1400 calories a day to meet my goal of around a pound per week.
  • cwolfman13
    cwolfman13 Posts: 40,892 Member
    My wife is 5'3" and she loses about 1 Lb per week on average eating around 1700 calories per day.
  • LiveOnceBeHappy
    LiveOnceBeHappy Posts: 262 Member
    edited April 19
    1000-1200
    5' 2.5", female. I was at 170 in August. I am now 124 lbs (8 months). I ate 1200 calories / day (most days) and my exercise was walking 5000 to 10000 steps. I do not eat any calories back from any exercise. I am in the process of adding a tiny bit of calories in per day to maintain.