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June 18, 2013 5:27 AM
Hi ^^,
I dont know why, but MFP is giving me 1200 calories per day (you mad bro?).... is it right???.
I weigh 75 Kg, I'm 22 years old., and my height is 5. 6' = 1.67 cm. My goal is to get to 67 Kg!
Maybe someone has a similar problem.

I will appreciate any kind of help! thank you.

Ps: English is not my native language, I actually live in France.
  44180662
June 18, 2013 5:39 AM
To have a higher basic calorie limit you need to set a smaller weight loss rate or a higher activity level in the Goals setting stage.

When you record exercise the calories increases pro rata so the 1200 would be 1500 if you did 300 cals of exercise.
  18022302
June 18, 2013 6:05 AM
I do 40 min of cardio excercise, 3 times per week, and it stills in 1200 calories... i dont get it :(
Edited by supadeliux On June 18, 2013 6:06 AM
  44180662
June 18, 2013 6:26 AM
How many pounds per week are you set to lose? If it is set to two pounds per week, that is too high for the amount of weight you need to lose. Also, when you log your exercise cals, your NET cals stay the same, of course, but your total cals to consume goes UP by the amount you burned exercising.

So on Saturday June 15 your Daily Goal was 1,709 and you only ate 1,108. You see, you have to eat to your GOAL.
  8965296
June 18, 2013 7:30 AM
I see the problem...I set 2 Lbs up par week, but I didnt realize that it was to high! ok, so, I have to change it to 1 Lbs per week.
I now understand that my daily income of calories was not good!

Thanks 4 your support and help! ^^
Good luck
  44180662
June 18, 2013 7:32 AM
you are recording the exercise calories under "Exercise" are you ? that increase the target calories in "Food"
  18022302
June 18, 2013 7:37 AM
QUOTE:

Hi ^^,
I dont know why, but MFP is giving me 1200 calories per day (you mad bro?).... is it right???.
I weigh 75 Kg, I'm 22 years old., and my height is 5. 6' = 1.67 cm. My goal is to get to 67 Kg!
Maybe someone has a similar problem.

I will appreciate any kind of help! thank you.

Ps: English is not my native language, I actually live in France.


Did you utilize the search function to look for other 1200 calorie threads before posting yours?
June 18, 2013 7:39 AM
Yeah, I did that!
  44180662
June 18, 2013 7:42 AM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

Hi ^^,
I dont know why, but MFP is giving me 1200 calories per day (you mad bro?).... is it right???.
I weigh 75 Kg, I'm 22 years old., and my height is 5. 6' = 1.67 cm. My goal is to get to 67 Kg!
Maybe someone has a similar problem.

I will appreciate any kind of help! thank you.

Ps: English is not my native language, I actually live in France.


Did you utilize the search function to look for other 1200 calorie threads before posting yours?


I actually wanted to have more information according to my age, weight, and similar profiles!
  44180662
June 18, 2013 7:44 AM
QUOTE:

Yeah, I did that!


Then you would have seen that your question was answered.

It's not right per se, but you can modify it if you'd like to. Expanding upon that, modify it if you feel appropriate, then revisit the level decided after taking a couple months worth of data points.

Additionally, 1200 calories probably won't work, judging from the constant stream of 1200 calorie threads, it doesn't work for most people that try it. Some it does work for, but for most, I don't get the idea that it does.
June 18, 2013 7:47 AM
I'm 5' 6 3/4" tall and I'm losing weight very gradually on 1600 calories PLUS exercise calories. 1200 SUCKS. Look for a group on here called "In Place of a Road Map" and check out their information. You can calculate your TDEE and BMR to come up with a more appropriate calorie goal.
  26408831
June 18, 2013 7:49 AM
QUOTE:

I'm 5' 6 3/4" tall and I'm losing weight very gradually on 1600 calories PLUS exercise calories. 1200 SUCKS. Look for a group on here called "In Place of a Road Map" and check out their information. You can calculate your TDEE and BMR to come up with a more appropriate calorie goal.


I'am learning so much here, thanks for the advise!
  44180662
June 18, 2013 8:00 AM
In place of a roadmap, short version link.

http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/974889-in-place-of-a-road-map-short-n-sweet
June 18, 2013 8:03 AM
http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/963088-level-obstacles-lose-weight-target-fat-easy
June 18, 2013 8:42 AM
basically to lose what you want to lose in the time it takes it has advised you to eat the lowest it advises anyone. This is not the only answer, this is just one equation (Well technically a Function) out of many, but it would work.
  11263458
June 18, 2013 8:48 AM
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basically to lose what you want to lose in the time it takes it has advised you to eat the lowest it advises anyone. This is not the only answer, this is just one equation (Well technically a Function) out of many, but it would work.

Yep, and boy do I wish people argued with me on this one more when I first joined. Nobody seems to question it. "It spit out a minimum, therefore the minimum is safe and healthy for me." "I'm doing the minimum and I'm not currently ill, therefore the minimum is safe and healthy for me". And then bang out of those people you get these threads:

http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/572503-why-you-should-eat-more-a-lion-s-tale?hl=a+lions+tale
http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/419136-what-am-i-doing-wrong
http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/419393-need-serious-help-please
http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/420759-gaining-weight-on-a-low-carb-diet-please-help
http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/421412-so-fed-up-there-has-to-be-an-easier-way
http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/446248-why-am-i-gaining-weight
http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/447513-disillusioned
http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/448803-not-loosing-weight-or-inches
http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/454374-gaining-with-scrict-diet-and-workouts
http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/455392-no-results-at-all-despair
http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/457566-why-cant-i-loose-weight-or-inches
http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/457037-feeling-disheartened
http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/467001-why-1200-c-a-day-and-still-no-weight-loss
http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/480698-assistance-please-this-is-getting-ridiculous
http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/480186-tiredness
http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/487729-the-scale-wont-move
http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/493331-i-need-some-straight-up-advice-on-this-dieting
http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/503342-mfp-lied-help
http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/509836-i-can-t-seem-to-lose-any-weight
http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/517635-what-is-wrong-with-me
http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/526497-1000cal-day-diet-daily-work-out-not-losing
http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/552142-giving-up
http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/557832-why-am-i-not-loosing-weight-help-im-doing-everything-i
http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/585081-help-working-out-and-eating-1200-calories-no-change
http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/589043-sick-of-trying-with-no-results
http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/665625-could-someone-look-at-my-logs
http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/668039-why-haven-t-i-lost-weight-in-2-weeks
http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/680195-helppppp
http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/705854-hair-loss
http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/713154-900-calories-a-day
http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/713967-not-seeing-any-progress
http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/721909-1200-every-day-and-no-change-demotivated-completely
http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/739340-1200cal-daily-for-3-weeks-and-havent-lost-a-single-pound
http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/854231-calorie-problem
http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/854236-stuck-fat
http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/867360-i-m-scared
http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/873449-need-advice
http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/890176-not-losing-with-1200-calorie-plan
http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/892991-4-weeks-dieting-and-haven-t-lost-1-pound
http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/901715-anybody-busting-their-butts-and-seeing-no-results
http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/905033-why-am-i-not-losing
http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/905493-daily-600-net-calories-no-weight-lost-what-s-wrong
(most of those links were found by Taso).

I created one that I thought would be a little more helpful:
http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/637094-cinderella-s-weight-loss-knowledge
Edited by CoderGal On June 18, 2013 8:50 AM
June 18, 2013 9:13 AM
Dear lord that's a lot of links.
June 18, 2013 9:18 AM
QUOTE:

Dear lord that's a lot of links.


There are so many more...but I'm lazy :p
June 18, 2013 9:19 AM
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I do 40 min of cardio excercise, 3 times per week, and it stills in 1200 calories... i dont get it :(


MFP is a NEAT method calculator...you're not supposed to include exercise in your activity level...just your day to day hum drum. When you exercise, you log it and estimated calorie burned and MFP ups your calorie goal because exercise is extra activity...so you would still net to that 1200 but you'd be grossing probably anywhere between 1500-1600.

Also, my guess is you put in 2 Lbs per week...the faster you want to lose, the lower the calorie goal has to be. Also, 1200 net calories is pretty much for the birds IMHO...most woman can lose just fine and often better when they eat a bit more. My wife lost at a good clip grossing around 1800-2000 (depending on exercise) calories and netting 1500...she's 5'2" and 38 years old.
Edited by cwolfman13 On June 18, 2013 9:19 AM
June 18, 2013 12:50 PM
QUOTE:

Hi ^^,
I dont know why, but MFP is giving me 1200 calories per day (you mad bro?).... is it right???.
I weigh 75 Kg, I'm 22 years old., and my height is 5. 6' = 1.67 cm. My goal is to get to 67 Kg!
Maybe someone has a similar problem.

I will appreciate any kind of help! thank you.

Ps: English is not my native language, I actually live in France.


Hi :)

Our stats are actually pretty similar (and I'm French too :p) and trust me, I've tried 1200 cal per day too and didn't last. I'm eating between 1400 and 1800 in average and I lose just fine.

Enter a desired weight loss of 0.25kg per week (and you'll probably lose more if you're like me) and you'll be fine. Just my 2 cents xx
Ginny, 25
  26266618
June 18, 2013 1:32 PM
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  44688062
June 18, 2013 2:02 PM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

I do 40 min of cardio excercise, 3 times per week, and it stills in 1200 calories... i dont get it :(


MFP is a NEAT method calculator...you're not supposed to include exercise in your activity level...just your day to day hum drum. When you exercise, you log it and estimated calorie burned and MFP ups your calorie goal because exercise is extra activity...so you would still net to that 1200 but you'd be grossing probably anywhere between 1500-1600.

Also, my guess is you put in 2 Lbs per week...the faster you want to lose, the lower the calorie goal has to be. Also, 1200 net calories is pretty much for the birds IMHO...most woman can lose just fine and often better when they eat a bit more. My wife lost at a good clip grossing around 1800-2000 (depending on exercise) calories and netting 1500...she's 5'2" and 38 years old.


I've already changed my goal, to 0.25, so now I have 1350 calories per day, (without exercise).
Thanks for the support!
  44180662
June 18, 2013 2:13 PM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

Hi ^^,
I dont know why, but MFP is giving me 1200 calories per day (you mad bro?).... is it right???.
I weigh 75 Kg, I'm 22 years old., and my height is 5. 6' = 1.67 cm. My goal is to get to 67 Kg!
Maybe someone has a similar problem.

I will appreciate any kind of help! thank you.

Ps: English is not my native language, I actually live in France.


Hi :)

Our stats are actually pretty similar (and I'm French too :p) and trust me, I've tried 1200 cal per day too and didn't last. I'm eating between 1400 and 1800 in average and I lose just fine.

Enter a desired weight loss of 0.25kg per week (and you'll probably lose more if you're like me) and you'll be fine. Just my 2 cents xx
Ginny, 25


Génial!! je viens de Bretagne.
I'm new on this so, calories, and all that stuff are a little bit difficult, but I'm learning now!
I just changed my weight goal to 0.25 per week, so now I will have more calories!

Merci de ta réponse, thanks!

P.S: est-ce que je peux t'ajouter comme ami?
  44180662
June 18, 2013 2:27 PM
QUOTE:

I do 40 min of cardio excercise, 3 times per week, and it stills in 1200 calories... i dont get it :(


MFP doesn't give you credit for exercise until you log it. So let's say you eat 1200 and then log 300 in exercise ..... MFP saysyou have 300 calories left to goal. So the 1200 is the "net" number (calories eaten less exercise = net).

By all means bump up your number to 1500 .... you may lose a little slower .... but so what. It's better to pick a goal that you can be consistant with.

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