Where am I going wrong? Calorie deficit confusion

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  1. Debs1972

    Debs1972 MiniMins Addict

    I am so confused. I have a fitbit tracker which I use for tracking steps/exercise I also use myfitnesspal for tracking food which then syncs with fitbit. My confusion is the calorie deficit. Today I did a 30 min walk on my lunch break and an hour workout at the gym. I burnt just over 600 kcals. My food intake was just under 1000kcal & fitbit was telling me I was not in the zone for losing weight & needed to eat another 1000 kcal.:confused:

    I've put on 1lb a week in the past week & it is getting to me now as I'm putting in the work & not seeing results (Zumba 3 times a wk & 1hr gym sessions between):(

    Feeling disheartened :(
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  3. CURVYlicious

    CURVYlicious Full Member

    Sounds to me its becauzs your eating too few calories. With all that excercise and unser 1000? Thats not good for losing weight and u should up your calorie intake start higher alot higher and excercise and slowly decrease as you lose x

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  4. TracyGWill

    TracyGWill Gold Member

    Yes, you're not eating anywhere near enough hon - you're basically starving yourself.
  5. Debs1972

    Debs1972 MiniMins Addict

    Thank you both. Stepped it up today, I think . Just over 1600 cals & 800 cals in exercise.

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  6. TracyGWill

    TracyGWill Gold Member

    If you're doing 800 cals exercise, you should eat 2,000 at least, so you don't net less than 1,200. How much are you trying to lose? :) xx
  7. Debs1972

    Debs1972 MiniMins Addict

    Trying to lose 1 stone at a rate of 1.5lbs a week.
    I think I understand it now. 1200 per day

    Thanks all

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  8. TracyGWill

    TracyGWill Gold Member

    Yes, if it's just a stone you should be fine on 1,200. You usually need to start at a higher level if you have a lot to lose - I started off with 10 stone to lose, so ate a lot more calories to start with. Good luck. :) xx

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