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[Aug. 29th, 2006|05:45 pm]
Calorie Counters


I am really glad that I found a community where people count calories like I do. I have some questions that I'm wondering if any of you could perhaps answer. I am 173.5 at the moment, and around 5'7 in height. I have dropped 8 lbs since the start of summer (I was 181.5). In the last three days I have dropped two pounds and am now at my current weight. I did something to figure out my goal calorie intake/daily and its 1,225 so I was just wondering if this is what I should try to achieve for weight gain, and I also workout a lot (its slightly compulsive) so I was curious as to if let's say I intook 1,225 calories and then burnt off all of them (although this would probably not happen for me) would that just leave me at the same steady weight?

From: thinme2006
2006-09-15 01:51 am (UTC)

I'm counting cals too

Hi I've been dieting this summer too. Lost 15 so far.
Counting the cals - I started at around 1400. I wasn't counting as well as I am now b/c I started plateauing. So now I'm 1200.
I think the answer to your question is "yes" you can deduct exercise calories from your intake. I don't do that so much but I don't exercise as much as I should!
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From: jessica_leah
2006-10-26 04:35 am (UTC)
You burn off calories just by existing (they call it your BMR). About 1200-1600, depending on a multitude of factors. The calories you're burning off by working out are in ADDITION to that. Let's say your bmr is 1300 calories (for argument's sake)
So, if you take in 1225 calories and burn off (for example) 200 on the treadmill, it'll look like this.

1225 calories
-1300 BMR
-200 treadmill
-275 for the day

This means you've burned 275 calories for the day. For every 3,000, that equals one pound.
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From: jessica_leah
2006-10-26 04:36 am (UTC)
But don't eat less than 1200 cals or your metabolism will slow down because it thinks you're starving to death.
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