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Old 01-02-2012, 06:21 PM   #1
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How many calories?

I'm sorry to be postinging this again, as it is similar to other posts; but I am just really lost in trying to figure out the right number of calories I should be aiming to eat each day. I do finally have an appointment set up with a nutritionist, but it is almost 2 months away and I don't want to stay stalled until then. In the past, I have been given the advice that I am eating just the right amount, but also some advice that I may be eating to little and causing my metabolism to slow down and store fat. So basically, I am just really, REALLY confused on how to figure out what the right calorie goal is for me. I know no one on here is really an expert, but any advice is very much appreciated!!!! So, a little about me:

- 110lb, 5ft, 25yr female (only looking to lose about 5lbs for training purposes)
-I run 1hr/day Mon-Fri, and 1.5hrs Saturday and Sunday (averaging about 55 mpw)
-I am on my feet almost all day, but not necessarily moving around (so lightly active I would say)

I've calculated my BMR off of a few sites, but don't really know where to go from there. If I subtract a couple hundred calories from that to great a deficit for weight-loss, it leaves me with just like 1000 calories. I haven't gone as far as to actually eat that few without seeking advice first, because quite honestly it just doesn't seem safe! So like I said, I know no one on here can actually give me a real concrete answer, but any input would really help! Thank you all so much in advance!!!

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Re: How many calories?

It's very difficult to calculate exactly how many calories someone burns, and most of the online calculators are based on equations that don't always work.

If your weight is currently stable, figure out how much you are eating now. THAT'S the number needed to maintain your weight. Then reduce it a little.

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