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1400 or 1100 Calories?

#1
I am 13 stone and want to get to 10 stone 5 lbs, and have a free trial with weightlossresources and nutracheck, and weighlossresources have put my daily calories at 1100 while nutracheck have given me 1400 cals a day. Surely 1400 is too many cals a day to get a weight loss? What does anyone else think please?
 
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#2
Heyyy! :)

Allllll my life I've been told that 1400 calories is the way to go, I'm not sure why, but 1400 seems to be the magic number and that's how I lost most of my weight, eating that amount :)

I'd say 1100 is too low, and you get to a point where you're fed up and start to eat lots more than you normally would! :p (well, this is what I'm finding anyways! lol)

1400 seems a lot healthier :) and as long as it's about 500 calories less per day you're eating then you'll get great losses each week :)

Hope this has helped?? :p It's what I found anyways :)
 
#4
Nooooooooo not at all :) 1400's a very sensible amount to start off with, not too high and not too low :) and very maintainable :)

Also, it depends on how much you're used to eating now??
 
#5
I'm not sure really. I have done SW and WW, not got on well at all with those. so I haven't really calorie counted before. But so far since I started my free trials I have not used up 1400 calories. Average day for me is breakfast-toast or cereal, lunch-sandwich, dinner-fish or chicken with veg. My downfall is sitting in front of the TV eating crisps or biscuits or whatever, and sometimes snacking on same between meals.
 

chocolatecat

One day at a time :)
#6
If you eat 1100 per day then you will lose weight for a period but it may not be enough to sustain you long term - ie if you hit a plateau then there wouldn't be much wiggle room to drop your cals to get the weight shifted again...

I'd say 1400!

xx
 

Just Peachy

Slowly But Surely
#8
Definitely, start with something higher and if it's working, stick with it until it's not doing anything for you anymore. Then you can drop another hundred. You need some leave way so start off with 1400 and take it from there. It worked for me :) Started at 1300 and am now around 1150.. well trying to eat that much and managed to lose 40 pounds that way.
 
#9
most people regain weight after succesfully losing weight - i dont know the details of it but i hear this alot.

maybe as others mentioned sustainability has something to do with it. we eat with our eyes, our nose and our tounges, we see food, we smell food. someone who has gotten fat from eating alot of food will have that desire programmed inside of them, so they can lose weight by trying hard to stay away, but that desire will probably always be inside them, and its probably uncontrollable.

probably like looking at a beautiful man or women, and finding them attractive, theres nothing wrong with that what so ever, its natural. so finding food 'attractive' (in terms of taste) is also natural, so thats a problem, its a recurring problem, a doctor on tv said that people who lose weight will always gain it back.

but sustainability is a key thing here, if you can lose weight in a sustainable way, then your onto something, any other way, then you are sacrificing, and that will require decent amount of motivation, and as we know motivation can fluctuate from good to bad at different times, that is probably why we are on this site right now.

e.g. i dont drink or smoke but i drink alot of coke and have the ocaisonal fast food. because having fast good is a part of my life, part of my social life, and i enjoy the taste of fast food, i probably could give it up for a limited amount of time, but it wont make me happy. but at the same time i know if i just work out a little harder, mantain my weight lifting regime then that fast food will be a sustainable part of my weight loss.

and you should combine your dieting with exercise, your weight loss will be very efficient. you'll be able to burn of so many more calories by making your body work...
 

bunny_hops

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#10
i use my fitness pal...after loosing so many pounds it pops up and asks if you want to calculate your goals again,to account for the weight loss.

i have between 1100 and 1200 cals a day,i would struggle to eat any more than that!
 


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