Newbie - 46 days till wedding!!

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  1. Bella85

    Bella85 Member

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    Hi guys, loving this forum!! I have 46 days left till the wedding and want to lose half a stone I know that's not much but I weigh 9 stone and my bmi is around 20, I always really struggle to lose any weight!! So I'm giving CC a go, wish me luck, hope it works!!! X
     
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  3. Shazzabir

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    Good luck Bella!
     
  4. chick10

    chick10 Got To Keep Counting :D

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    Good luck! X
     
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    Good luck, you can do it!!! x
     
  6. Bella85

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    Thanks guys!! Loving my fitness pal!
    Day 1 went well: 1080 cals whoop whoop!!!

    Breakkie: 300c
    Lunch: 400c
    Snack: 180c
    Dins: 200

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    Fattack Likes to eat

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    Welcome and good luck! But - as a side note, you shouldn't be eating less than 1200 calories a day unless medically advised to do so or your body will start to cling to fat and lose muscle, which means your metabolism will slow (making it harder to keep it off).
     
  8. Bella85

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    Thanks! Just not sure I can lose 2 pounds a week by eating 1200 calories! Help!! x
     
  9. Caz

    Caz Slimming down the aisle

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    Ok, have you worked out your BMR and stuff? If you either post here or message me your height, weight and whether you're not active, lightly active etc. and I can work it out for you if you want. Or you can see the sticky which is about working out how many calories you should have.
     
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    Hey! Yes my bmr tells me I need 1653 calories a day.. but I think I need to cut more than 500 cals a day to shift these stubborn pounds!! :-( x
     
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    Caz Slimming down the aisle

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    Is that after applying the activity multiplication?

    To determine your total daily calorie needs, multiply your BMR by the appropriate activity factor, as follows:

    If you are sedentary (little or no exercise) : Calorie-Calculation = BMR x 1.2
    If you are lightly active (light exercise/sports 1-3 days/week) : Calorie-Calculation = BMR x 1.375
    If you are moderatetely active (moderate exercise/sports 3-5 days/week) : Calorie-Calculation = BMR x 1.55
    If you are very active (hard exercise/sports 6-7 days a week) : Calorie-Calculation = BMR x 1.725
    If you are extra active (very hard exercise/sports & physical job or 2x training) : Calorie-Calculation = BMR x 1.9

    That then gives you the calories you need to maintain your weight.

    1lb of fat takes 3500 calories to burn. So for every 500 under a day you are, you'll lose roughly 1lb a week.
     
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