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March 1, 2011 7:23 AM
on this webste my goal is to burn 1,160 calories a day in order to lose 2 pounds per week. I go to the gym 3-5 times a week and I burn 600 calories doing the elliptical for 1 hour but according to this website I need to burn 1,160 calories to reach my goal. Does that sound right? What else can I be doing to reach that goal. I also do 30 day shred when I get home from the gym.

thanks!
March 1, 2011 7:26 AM
dont listen to mpf too much...you wanna lose weight then just eat well, workout what you want no need to go overboard, exercise tones, nutrition loses weight...bigsmile
March 1, 2011 7:27 AM
It's not healthy to burn that many per day. You only want to lose between one and two pounds per week. The healthy way is to have no more than a 500 calories deficit each day.
Eating clean and eating 5 small meals a day with the proper carbs, protein and fat will help bump up your metabolism.
Lifting weights and cardio are great to burn fat, but you need to make sure to fuel those muscles with plenty of protein.
Edited by princesschikee On March 1, 2011 7:29 AM
March 1, 2011 7:32 AM
Stay at the gym 2 hours, and do more than just the elliptical. thats what I do
March 1, 2011 7:34 AM
When it is saying that you need to burn that much per day it is refering to your all day stuff. You burn calories when you sleep, walk, talk, eat, or do just your daily stuff. Just enter the amount of calories you eat through the day and then enter your calories burned while working out and as long as you don't go to under or too over then you should be still losing weight.
March 1, 2011 7:36 AM
Yes, it's not referring to the calories you burn during exercise. They are extra and you should be eating extra when you work out.
March 1, 2011 7:37 AM
You also burn a couple thousand calories a day just doing regular everyday activities.
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March 1, 2011 7:40 AM
There are about 3,500 calories in a pound, so to lose two pounds per week, you need to have a calorie deficit of ~7,000 for the week, or about 1,000 per day. But that doesn't mean you need to burn all of that through exercise -- it needs to be through a combination of food intake and exercise. You can use mfp to calculate how many calories you need to take in each day to maintain your weight -- then, through a combination of eating less and exercising, reduce that by 1,000.

Example: your maintenance calorie goal might be 1,800. If you burn 600 at the gym and eat 1,400 calories of food, your net calories for the day would be 800. If you burn 1,000 at the gym, you'd need to eat all 1,800 calories to hit your target net calorie intake for the day.

Agree with the other posters -- for most people, two pounds per week is the most you can lose in a healthy way. Maybe lowering your goal slightly to 1.5 pounds per week would help.

Personally, setting goals too high frustrates me and tempts me to give up. The two pounds per week goal seemed too high for me, so I'm only doing one pound per week, which I wake up every day and feel is something I can achieve.
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March 1, 2011 7:44 AM
QUOTE:

on this webste my goal is to burn 1,160 calories a day in order to lose 2 pounds per week. I go to the gym 3-5 times a week and I burn 600 calories doing the elliptical for 1 hour but according to this website I need to burn 1,160 calories to reach my goal. Does that sound right? What else can I be doing to reach that goal. I also do 30 day shred when I get home from the gym.

thanks!


Check the links in my signature. (You can even get some good info from "Relatively light and looking to get leaner") The only way you would be able to lose 2lbs per week is if your Maintenance calories are at least 2200. This is the number you have to have before MFP sets up your Daily Goal. Then MFP would put you at 1200. (500 calorie deficit per day = 1 pound lost per week). You can't go under this number because it is the general baseline number for Starvation Mode (where you get too few calories and your body stops burning fat and stores it.)

So you eat your daily goal and try to eat most of the calories you burned during exercise and NET AT LEAST 1200 per day.

Losing weight isn't all about calorie deficit although the is the main factor for losing weight. If your calorie deficit puts you at less calories than your body needs just to live and breathe and maintain organs and systems then you put yourself at risk of really screwing up your metabolism.

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