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How many calories should I be aiming for?

S: 16st3lb C: 16st3lb G: 10st5lb BMI: 36.6 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
#1
Hi,

I wonder if you could share your knowledge with me. I have been exercising at the gym, pool and also on the wii at least an hour each day.

Obviously depending which exercise I am doing the estimated calorie burn varies.

I am just wondering if anyone knows what the minimum is I should be aiming for if I want to lose weight?
 
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judimac

Mad old Bat with Attitude
S: 14st5lb
#2
What you have to remember is that to lose 1lb of fat you have to burn 3500 cals:eek: So you're talking 500 cals a day to lose 1lb a week. However if you are eating a healthy diet of about 1500 cals then obviously you will speed up your loss.
At Slimming World we don't count cals thank goodness, and they expect a weightloss of 1-2lbs a week. They reckon adding exercise will add 10-12lbs a year for the average person who exercises 3x a week.
 


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