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Calorie counting advice

Discussion in 'Calorie Counting' started by Missa!!!, 17 May 2014 Social URL.

  1. Missa!!!

    Missa!!! Well-Known Member

    Hi everyone, I'm new to calorie counting. I used to do slimming world, lost just under 2st but have now regained. I been struggling with it so have decided to do cc. Does everyone use mfp on its own or do they use books too?

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  3. CURVYlicious

    CURVYlicious Well-Known Member

    Hi Missa! X
    Well most of us i think use MFP! I have lost 40lbs with calorie counting and logging and tracking on myfitnesspal and following SW loosely but mainly calorie counting...=) still have anothee 50 lbs or so to go x
    All the best and Good Luck!

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  4. Missa!!!

    Missa!!! Well-Known Member

    Do you gradually reduce your calories when you get to a certain point e.g lose a stone?

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  5. CURVYlicious

    CURVYlicious Well-Known Member

    Yes thats the idea x i started off frm 1600 calories now on around 1400 x still have another 3 n half stone to gooo x

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  6. Missa!!!

    Missa!!! Well-Known Member

    I think I have 1690. Is TDEE the amount of calories you need?

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  7. CURVYlicious

    CURVYlicious Well-Known Member

    I have noooo idea about TDEE i just followed mfp recommendations and lost from that xx =)

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  8. Missa!!!

    Missa!!! Well-Known Member

    Oh ok. Mfp is telling me 1200 for a 2lb weekly loss.

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  9. CURVYlicious

    CURVYlicious Well-Known Member

    Hmmm id say start higher x maybe if you aim for 1.5lb per week it will give u more calories to play with x

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  10. Missa!!!

    Missa!!! Well-Known Member

    Yes I was just looking at that. Thanks

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  11. TracyGWill

    TracyGWill Well-Known Member

    Yes, I personally ignore the calories MFP gives me and just set my own - I think 1,200 is too low, certainly if you have more than a few pounds to lose. Definitely start higher and reduce it gradually. I started on at least 1,800, but I did have over 10 stone to lose. If you work out your BMR and eat at least that amount, you should be ok. :) xx
     
  12. not_lar_croft

    not_lar_croft Well-Known Member

    My BF has lost 8 stone using MFP and she said that when she stays the same for a couple of weeks she knows it is time to drop her calories and this is what she has done and managed to keep losing weight.
     
  13. Missa!!!

    Missa!!! Well-Known Member

    Brilliant. Thanks for that :)

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  14. lindseydodd408

    lindseydodd408 Well-Known Member

    TDEE is the total calories you use. I work out my TDEE and minus 20% and thats what I aim for daily.

    I've also quit sugar and refined carbs. It's work wonders for my motivation. Good luck. Xxx

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  15. artdeco

    artdeco Member

    Sorry to be thick but what is MFP?
     
  16. lindseydodd408

    lindseydodd408 Well-Known Member

    Myfitnesspal its an app and website most of us use to track calories.

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