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Trying to determine how many calories to eat per day?

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June 16, 2019 / By Abnur
Question: I've typed my proportions into about every "calorie intake" calculator on the internet but I'm still just a little confused about how many calories I should consume to lose weight? I understand that 3500 calories equals a pound and you have to burn more calories than you take in... but that's where I'm lost. I've set a goal to run my usual amount of time on the treadmill which is as long as it takes to burn 500 calories per workout. If I work out 7 days a week, at 500 calories burned each time, I should lose 1 pound based on the 3500 calories burned = 1 pound... but how many calories during this whole time should I be EATING? I usually eat around 1200-1500 calories when I'm dieting but that seems too low for burning 500 calories a day, right? Thanks for all your help, guys! I guess in short I just need someone to talk me through it like I'm a 3 year old so I understand better. Oh, and if anyone wants my exact proportions for an exact calorie number to give me, I'm 5'4", currently 165 lbs, and a 27 year old female. Thanks again!!
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Sloane Sloane | 10 days ago
According to the calculator at Nutrition Data you will use 2085 calories per day to maintain your current weight. This amount was calculated assuming a sedentary lifestyle and no exercising. Any additional calories burned by exercise or by less consumption should obtain weight reduction. One fact that most people overlook is that as you loose weight it takes less calories to maintain that weight therefore you must either reduce your intake of calories or increase your activity to continue with weight loss. The calculator at Nutrition Data can more precisely pinpoint your needs with more data. Also the type of foods is important as when you get your nutritional needs of vitamins and minerals from "real" food your body will naturally not be hungry, I speak from experience. Another fact I learned is that the volume you eat is important, I found that I had to use a scale to weigh my food for every food I consumed (for about 3 months but it may take longer) to really get a handle on what a true serving size was so I could get a true count of the calories I was consuming. One last point "dieting" does not work except for a short period of time and can easily be reversed. A lifestyle change in what type of foods you are eating and/or the amount of weekly exercise will produce long term results. Additionally to inform you I am a big man in his 50's who started at 340+ pounds and have lost down to 260 pounds but it took a REAL COMMITMENT of researching food and it's effects on the body and recording every detail of my food intake in a spreadsheet. I always thought I ate healthy (just not portion control) but I learned that by increasing the amount of fresh vegetables and fruits my volume of food (therefore stomach fullness satisfaction) and nutrition increased while reducing the calories. My only additional exercising is walking, starting with a labored 20 minute walk and am now doing a hour at a 3.5 mph pace.
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Sloane Originally Answered: Trying to determine how many calories to eat per day?
According to the calculator at Nutrition Data you will use 2085 calories per day to maintain your current weight. This amount was calculated assuming a sedentary lifestyle and no exercising. Any additional calories burned by exercise or by less consumption should obtain weight reduction. One fact that most people overlook is that as you loose weight it takes less calories to maintain that weight therefore you must either reduce your intake of calories or increase your activity to continue with weight loss. The calculator at Nutrition Data can more precisely pinpoint your needs with more data. Also the type of foods is important as when you get your nutritional needs of vitamins and minerals from "real" food your body will naturally not be hungry, I speak from experience. Another fact I learned is that the volume you eat is important, I found that I had to use a scale to weigh my food for every food I consumed (for about 3 months but it may take longer) to really get a handle on what a true serving size was so I could get a true count of the calories I was consuming. One last point "dieting" does not work except for a short period of time and can easily be reversed. A lifestyle change in what type of foods you are eating and/or the amount of weekly exercise will produce long term results. Additionally to inform you I am a big man in his 50's who started at 340+ pounds and have lost down to 260 pounds but it took a REAL COMMITMENT of researching food and it's effects on the body and recording every detail of my food intake in a spreadsheet. I always thought I ate healthy (just not portion control) but I learned that by increasing the amount of fresh vegetables and fruits my volume of food (therefore stomach fullness satisfaction) and nutrition increased while reducing the calories. My only additional exercising is walking, starting with a labored 20 minute walk and am now doing a hour at a 3.5 mph pace.

Pollie Pollie
The "calorie intake" calculator is called a BMR calculator, which calculates how many calories you use up every day. For you, this is 1539 calories. To lose weight, you have to burn off more calories than you consume.If your diet minus calories burnt off exercising are below 1539, you will continue to lose weight. In short, you should make a diet plan where you eat about 1539 calories a day, and work out. If you choose not to work out that day(weekend, special occasion, ect.), you should only eat 1039 calories. If you follow this plan, you will lose one pound a week. Hope I explained this clearly!
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Matty Matty
I reckon with that amount of activity you are burning at least 2500 calories per day, so you could probably consume 1500-2000 calories to lose 1-2lb per week. I would not go any lower than that unless you want to reduce the activity level.
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Lashawn Lashawn
Enjoy your treats abroad. Pop to the ice cream parlour for any scoop of your favourite tastiness, or plan a meal treat with friends on the weekend. Turning your cravings into the adventure takes the temptation away from snacking at home.
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Jessa Jessa
Brightly coloured turmeric not merely makes your curries taste fab, however it contains curcumin, an active ingredient that fights high-protein dishes, burns fat and also holds back the growth of new fat tissue, according on the Journal of Nutrition.
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Florinda Florinda
Time your feeding on and exercise appropriately. Never eat prior to deciding to work out, and wait 30 to 60 minutes after training to be sure you catch your metabolism on its highest.
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Dalya Dalya
Suck the idea in. Consciously hold in and contract your ab muscles while you’re walking, sitting pictures desk or making the supper. This will help to strengthen your abs and your core, and create for you one step closer to a new flatter stomach.
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Blossom Blossom
Banish salt from your foods wherever you can. Not just does it raise your blood pressure and play havoc your blood, but sodium causes you to retain water contributing to overall ill health insurance and weight gain.
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Blossom Originally Answered: When counting calories for dieting, should you count the calories of the food or the calories from fat?
all three of the macronutrient groups contain calories so those are what you count; all proteins, carbohydrates and fats.

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