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July 19, 2011 9:10 AM
Quote "You need to burn 3500 more calories than you take in to lose one pound. You can do this by exercising, dieting, or a combination of both. The easiest way to break this down is to think of it on a daily basis. You need to burn 500 more calories than you eat each day."

So that's it, I am on theh 500 calories a day attempt. Me and hubby-to-be took the dogs for a long walk earlier but it only totally 300 and something so I jumped on the exercise bike for 15 mins and hey presto, i got to my goal.

Anyone want to join me?
  7584137
July 19, 2011 9:12 AM
The goal being, to burn 500 calories and maintain 1200 calories a day?

I am fairly new and have not been a part of a group, I wouldn't mind the encouragement, I just want to be sure I understand what I'm agreeing to :)
July 19, 2011 9:13 AM
It's up to you if you want to maintain your 1200 by eating back the calories burnt - I don't personally but then I zigzag my calorie intake anyway - I have just made it my mission to burn 500 calories a day with exercise
  7584137
July 19, 2011 9:17 AM
I'm in! I usually burn between 500-800 a day with different activities depending on the day :) But I would love to maintain at least 500 burned.
  8615918
July 19, 2011 9:17 AM
I'm going to try that!!!
July 19, 2011 9:18 AM
QUOTE:

Quote "You need to burn 3500 more calories than you take in to lose one pound. You can do this by exercising, dieting, or a combination of both. The easiest way to break this down is to think of it on a daily basis. You need to burn 500 more calories than you eat each day."



Make sure you aren't taking this out of context...

Its not 500 calories less than 1200 its 500 calories less than your maintainence calories. for instance

(JUST AN EXAMPLE)

1800 calories (eat this to neither gain nor lose weight)

Then you work out and burn the 500 calories and this would bring you down to

1300 calories (1800 - 500 = 1300)

-500 x 7(days a week) = -3500 calories a week deficit which equals one pound lost

MFP already does this for you. So you are ALREADY eating at 500 calories less than your maintainence calories.

You dont' want to eat at the 1200 calories and then exercise 500 a way, and then not eat that back..

The concept is NOT burn 500 of the calories you eat. It is Burn 500 calories of your maintainence calories. Does that make sense?
Edited by kimmerroze On July 19, 2011 9:20 AM
July 19, 2011 9:19 AM
I will join you! That is usually my goal everyday so hopefully with someone else doing the same thing it will make it a little easier.

Barb
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July 19, 2011 9:22 AM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

Quote "You need to burn 3500 more calories than you take in to lose one pound. You can do this by exercising, dieting, or a combination of both. The easiest way to break this down is to think of it on a daily basis. You need to burn 500 more calories than you eat each day."



Make sure you aren't taking this out of context...

Its not 500 calories less than 1200 its 500 calories less than your maintainence calories. for instance

(JUST AN EXAMPLE)

1800 calories (eat this to neither gain nor lose weight)

Then you work out and burn the 500 calories and this would bring you down to

1300 calories (1800 - 500 = 1300)

-500 x 7(days a week) = -3500 calories a week deficit which equals one pound lost

MFP already does this for you. So you are ALREADY eating at 500 calories less than your maintainence calories.


Was merely for motivation purposes, different people chose different ways of doing it regarding eating back the calories etc, I personally didnt eat my calories allowance before coming on here, was way under. Having something to work towards other than counting calories all day has got to be good for anyone. smile
  7584137
July 19, 2011 9:23 AM
My daily goal for exercise calories is also 500. I like to get this or more 7 days a week (that's the goal anyways!). I usually do circuit training of some kind in the morning (right now its 30DS) and use the elliptical. This is 400-500 calories burned between the two each day. I also love to jog and jog after work as many days as I can (typically striving for 3 miles - this is around 450 calories burned). Weekends I don't work out as hard but try to find other activities to get me to the 500 minimum for each day, like walks, swimming, playing basketball, etc.
July 19, 2011 9:24 AM
Great. I'll join. I have to force myself everyday to get up and exercise. So I need this. I usually burn around 400, 500 it's gonna be better!
  4022222
July 19, 2011 9:25 AM
I'm thoroughly confused.

You're saying you want to only eat 500 calories a day?
July 19, 2011 9:30 AM
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Was merely for motivation purposes, different people chose different ways of doing it regarding eating back the calories etc, I personally didnt eat my calories allowance before coming on here, was way under. Having something to work towards other than counting calories all day has got to be good for anyone. smile


It is just very misleading, and people might take it the wrong way and then eat 500 calories less than 1200 and then only be netting 700 calories, because that is dangerous and not healthy.

It just needed to be worded a little differently so people didn't get the wrong idea...
July 19, 2011 9:35 AM
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I'm thoroughly confused.

You're saying you want to only eat 500 calories a day?


You serious Clark?
July 19, 2011 9:39 AM
I read the post wrong.

OP- So how do you actually know what you are burning each day in a 24 hour period?
July 19, 2011 9:40 AM
I am trying for 3500 a week too. Burned 876 calories yesterday which is more than my goal for the week. After seeing that yesterday I decided to aim for 3500 to burn a week. Running, elliptical, Zumba, baseball, swimming will get me there in no time.
  7678507
July 19, 2011 9:59 AM
All I am aiming to do it burn 500 calories in the exercise on here - nothing more, nothing less, that simple. It is a personal goal that I thought other people might be intereste in hearing about and doing themselves. I didn't mean for it to turn into a song and dance.

I PERSONALLY do not eat back the calories I burn - I zigzag my eating between the 1200 and 1600 calories but do not eat back the calories I burn through exercise. In answer to someone's question no I can not track exactly what I burn each day but I can make an effort to burn an extra 500 calories on top of bimbling round the house.

I follow this belief, quote "However, you should not consume less than 1200 calories per day if you are dieting for extended periods. Diets which are less than 1200 calories per day are not nutritionally adequate and over a period of time, you may not be getting enough of certain nutrients."

I AM consuming at least 1200 calories a day, I AM eating enough nutrutionally and am getting the certain nutrients needed - I am just choosing to burn them off AFTER the goodness has been absorbed by my body as a pose to sitting around.
  7584137
July 19, 2011 12:07 PM
I was also planning on starting this as of tomorrow! I found a great treadmill workout that I'm going to attempt.

http://www.fitsugar.com/How-Burn-500-Calories-Treadmill-7194144
June 30, 2013 4:23 PM
I have a polar watch with a chest strap that allows you to track the amount of calories you burn during exercise, so there is no guess work required.
Edited by kyleesmythe On June 30, 2013 4:24 PM
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June 30, 2013 4:27 PM
I make it a goal of mine to burn at least 1,000 calories a day 6x a week. Dx It's summer vacation so I have plenty of time to just workout lol.
  44059634
June 30, 2013 4:33 PM
Lol it's a lot easier to just eat 500 below than to try to burn an extra 500 everyday.
  24650817
June 30, 2013 4:40 PM
QUOTE:

All I am aiming to do it burn 500 calories in the exercise on here - nothing more, nothing less, that simple. It is a personal goal that I thought other people might be intereste in hearing about and doing themselves. I didn't mean for it to turn into a song and dance.

I PERSONALLY do not eat back the calories I burn - I zigzag my eating between the 1200 and 1600 calories but do not eat back the calories I burn through exercise. In answer to someone's question no I can not track exactly what I burn each day but I can make an effort to burn an extra 500 calories on top of bimbling round the house.

I follow this belief, quote "However, you should not consume less than 1200 calories per day if you are dieting for extended periods. Diets which are less than 1200 calories per day are not nutritionally adequate and over a period of time, you may not be getting enough of certain nutrients."

I AM consuming at least 1200 calories a day, I AM eating enough nutrutionally and am getting the certain nutrients needed - I am just choosing to burn them off AFTER the goodness has been absorbed by my body as a pose to sitting around.


I think the other poster was just attempting to clarify it for another poster. If a person is wanting to lose 1 lb per week then it isn't necessary to both burn an additional 500 calories a day and eat at a calorie deficit. It is obviously up to each individual as to what their goal is.
  423729
June 30, 2013 4:44 PM
or burn 250 and eat 250 less if you find the idea of burning 500 extra off daunting
January 26, 2014 6:35 AM
Thanks for posting this I need to try this because it's been 4 week since I started I only lost 2pounds I want to lose 1-2 a week thank you
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