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Helping you set your recommended amount of calories...

Discussion in 'Calorie Counting' started by FaithFluro, 25 November 2012 Social URL.

  1. FaithFluro

    FaithFluro Skinny (to be) Stef

    I'm part of a group on minimins that promotes eating a few more calories a day for an easier time dieting and better fat burn.

    Here's the link to the thread:

    In Place of a Road Map 2.0 (Revised) 7/2/12 | MyFitnessPal.com

    You'll need your weight, height and a few measurements. If you have any trouble or get confused, feel free to post and I'll try my best!
     
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  3. hutchie

    hutchie Well-Known Member

    Hiya! I've just worked it out and I'm scared that it's too many calories! I apparently have 27.9% body fat percent! Anyways I'm 143lbs and my goal is 119lbs. It says that I should eat 1616cals for sedentary and 1852cals for lightly active. Don't know which one to pick. I'm a nurse so I work 8hrs a day and am standing for those 8hrs. I also walk 30mins 5days a week. Will I still lose weight if those cals are so high? I used to eat 1200 and id lose bout 1-1.5lbs a week so I don't know what to do! Would really love your input on this, thanks!
     
  4. linski24

    linski24 Well-Known Member

    Hi ... I'm a nurse and I work out three times a week and I have set mine as lightly active ..!!
    It's all so confusing isn't it x

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  5. hutchie

    hutchie Well-Known Member

    Ok cool! Yea very confusing! I'm gonna try the sedentary one for a week and see how I get on! 1600! Seems alot compared to 1200 but I'll give it a go and see what I weigh in a week! Have you been doing it for long? You losing? X
     
  6. FaithFluro

    FaithFluro Skinny (to be) Stef

    I'd definitely put it at LEAST lightly active. Being a nurse is hard work. The main thing to remember is to eat above your BMR so that your metabolism doesn't slow and your body is getting enough calories to function. The calories after that are to help fuel you through your day <3

    I'm losing and it's much easier and enjoyable! Loads have people have lost but you'll probably find that you will lose fat before weight, possibly. It's more of a fat burning program so you don't end up 'skinny-fat'.
     
  7. linski24

    linski24 Well-Known Member

    Iv think I'm skinny-fat .... Soapy people say I don't look the weight I am and that I don't need to lose weight but in the mirror naked I look horrid :-(

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  8. FaithFluro

    FaithFluro Skinny (to be) Stef


    What's your calories intake and exercise regime?
     
  9. hutchie

    hutchie Well-Known Member

    Yea of course I will! I'm gonna do the sedentary calories as eating 1850 (lightly active) scares me! So the sedentary is 1660cals. Very interested to see how I do! I walk 30-60mins daily about 5days a week-I'm not a fan of exercise but enjoy walking to and from work!
    My starting stats for week 1 are:
    Weight: 143lbs
    Waist: 30inches
    Hips: 37inches
    Ill measure my thighs tomorrow morning.

    Day 1 complete-total 1660cals
    Wish me luck!!
    :)
     
  10. FaithFluro

    FaithFluro Skinny (to be) Stef

    Well done Hutchie! :) I'll update my stats on Wednesday...we can make this into a mini goal diary thread!
     
  11. linski24

    linski24 Well-Known Member

    I am 5ft 1in, 143lbs, waist 31 hips 36

    I try and run twice a week abd do a fitness class that's like jillian michaels 30 day shred once a week ..!! I'm an A/E nurse three shifts a week x have three children x
    My BMR is around 1350 my tdee is 1860 but minus 20% has worked out around 1480..!! So that's what iv Set my daily calorie goal as x

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  12. hutchie

    hutchie Well-Known Member

    What's the tdee? Sorry did the formula but not sure what figure your talking about? And are ya supposed to minus 20%?
    X
     
  13. linski24

    linski24 Well-Known Member

    Hi tdee is total daily energy expenditure ... That's the number you get when you have your BMR and then calculate your exercise .,!! ie: sedentary or lightly active etc ..!!
    The link that is in this thread suggests minus 20% from this in order to lose weight ..
    For example:-my BMR is 1350 cajs per day .. Whaty body needs just by breathing heart beating etc ... I then multiply this by a number that relates to me being lightly active ... (you'd have to look which as I can't remember it) ... And that gives me 1860 cals daily ... And them fur weight loss minus 20%... Which gives me around 1460 cals per day ..!!
    The link on here takes you a piece written by a bloke who explains it all .. I had up read it and re read it ..!!! Lol til it sunk in ... If you google tdee you'll find loads on there about it and calculators .!

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  14. hutchie

    hutchie Well-Known Member

    Ohhh!! Makes sence now! I'm the same as you so 1460 a day :) I'm lightly active so should have been 1850 a day but that seemed too high so I went with the sedentary at 1660! Which I ate yesterday but walked an hour and on my feet all day so hopefully will be ok! So my cals now changing to 1460 :)
    Thanks a mill!
     
  15. FaithFluro

    FaithFluro Skinny (to be) Stef

    You should lose weight but if you stall up the calories for a couple of weeks :)
     
  16. FaithFluro

    FaithFluro Skinny (to be) Stef

    Got a whole chicken in the slow cooker for me and bf. Two yorkshire puds each, dry roasted pots, green beans, carrots and gravy made with stock and juices!
     
  17. linski24

    linski24 Well-Known Member

    I love homemade soups ... I made a parsnip soup the other day as had some in fridge ... With parsnips ... Stock ... Teaspoon curry powder onion ... And blitzed when cooked :)

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  18. are

    are Well-Known Member

    Doing it since about a month eating 1750 kcal and over. I stalled in weight but have inch loss, what make me more happy and i look more toned...i do work out though. But thinking to bin scale as muscle weight more and there the most give up. I follow Dan's road map
     
  19. huwiesmummy

    huwiesmummy Well-Known Member

    I hate math. Just thought id let you all know lol. Once my boy is in bed I'm going on my computer and reading this about 100 times and figure it all out.

    Tam Xx
     
  20. linski24

    linski24 Well-Known Member

    Yes I hate math too ..!! Lol
    My daughter is a whizz .. Has her daddy's doctor brain ..!! Thank god she hasn't mine ..!!!
    It's easy once you know how x

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  21. huwiesmummy

    huwiesmummy Well-Known Member

    Rawr my maintenance cals are 2254 according to this calculator thing. Now if I minus 20% that puts me about 1800. I'm scared to go that high. I did 1600 and my body put on 9lbs. I dunno. I'm panicking over this. Grrr I hate this

    Tam Xx
     

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