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    Question Where am I going wrong? Calorie deficit confusion

    I am so confused. I have a fitbit tracker which I use for tracking steps/exercise I also use myfitnesspal for tracking food which then syncs with fitbit. My confusion is the calorie deficit. Today I did a 30 min walk on my lunch break and an hour workout at the gym. I burnt just over 600 kcals. My food intake was just under 1000kcal & fitbit was telling me I was not in the zone for losing weight & needed to eat another 1000 kcal.

    I've put on 1lb a week in the past week & it is getting to me now as I'm putting in the work & not seeing results (Zumba 3 times a wk & 1hr gym sessions between)

    Feeling disheartened

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debs1972 View Post
    I am so confused. I have a fitbit tracker which I use for tracking steps/exercise I also use myfitnesspal for tracking food which then syncs with fitbit. My confusion is the calorie deficit. Today I did a 30 min walk on my lunch break and an hour workout at the gym. I burnt just over 600 kcals. My food intake was just under 1000kcal & fitbit was telling me I was not in the zone for losing weight & needed to eat another 1000 kcal.

    I've put on 1lb a week in the past week & it is getting to me now as I'm putting in the work & not seeing results (Zumba 3 times a wk & 1hr gym sessions between)

    Feeling disheartened
    Sounds to me its becauzs your eating too few calories. With all that excercise and unser 1000? Thats not good for losing weight and u should up your calorie intake start higher alot higher and excercise and slowly decrease as you lose x

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    Yes, you're not eating anywhere near enough hon - you're basically starving yourself.

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    Thank you both. Stepped it up today, I think . Just over 1600 cals & 800 cals in exercise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debs1972
    Thank you both. Stepped it up today, I think . Just over 1600 cals & 800 cals in exercise.

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    If you're doing 800 cals exercise, you should eat 2,000 at least, so you don't net less than 1,200. How much are you trying to lose? xx

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    Quote Originally Posted by TracyGWill View Post
    If you're doing 800 cals exercise, you should eat 2,000 at least, so you don't net less than 1,200. How much are you trying to lose? xx
    Trying to lose 1 stone at a rate of 1.5lbs a week.
    I think I understand it now. 1200 per day

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debs1972

    Trying to lose 1 stone at a rate of 1.5lbs a week.
    I think I understand it now. 1200 per day

    Thanks all

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    Yes, if it's just a stone you should be fine on 1,200. You usually need to start at a higher level if you have a lot to lose - I started off with 10 stone to lose, so ate a lot more calories to start with. Good luck. xx





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