Weight Loss for the Inactive

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  1. Cait

    Cait Full Member

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    Ok, I really don't know which forum to post this in....so mods, please move if neccessary. ;)

    I have been going through some health issues lately and have not been able to get out and about much and most of the day I spend sitting or laying down and I sleep for about 12hrs a day.

    But, I still want to lose weight. So, how many calories should I be taking in??? I *think* my basal metabolic is about 1425....... but do to my lack of activity I have been trying to keep under 1400 everyday (because I want to lose weight).

    What do I do?? :confused: I also don't want to go into starvation mode...........
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  3. KD

    KD Gone fishing

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    Assuming that you aren't using any of the shakes (CD, LL or LT), then you shouldn't go under 1100 or there is a possibility of going into starvation mode.

    If you are calorie counting, I highly recommend going to http://www.weightlossresources.co.uk/lostart.htm

    You can use the 3 day free trial to find out exactly how many calories you need for your height, activity level etc.

    Enter your details and you can then tell it that you want to lose 1lb a week (or whatever) and it'll tell you how many calories you need to eat a day. It will never go under 1100 though.
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