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October 9, 2011 1:09 AM
my goal is 1200 som days im under a little bit. i dont eat them all back but if im, hungry i take advantage of them
  10417393
October 9, 2011 1:30 AM
I don't count calories anymore as you can get obbessed by them. Nowdays I eat when I am hungry and ensure it is healthy food rather than anything fattening.

I used to count calories and would start worrying if I went over my allotted calories which would stress me out which could at times lead to a bit of comfort eating.

Using the not counting calories method I have lost 4 and a half stones (63 pounds).

PS: I did not start using my fittness until I was halfway through my new regime.
  5012394
October 9, 2011 1:48 AM
Wow you'all are soo good!
My calorie goal is 1700 p/day and I usually exercise approximately 1000 calories worth p/day.
Every day I definitely eat my 1700 cals... and i usually do munch through half of my exercise cals too!

I have read a few other people's food diaries and notice how little some people have been eating.
I try and eat healthily. Not too much fat/sugar/salt... but not too restrictive.
Because I exercise alot, I need the extra boost of food; be it an extra sandwich or more fruit etc...
At night I always allow myself a hot milo drink.
I would probably lose more weight faster if I severely restrict my calorie intake... but i do want to have energy and be happy and not tired and lerthargic, so I am not worried about my 1700 cals + eating exercise cals etc..
So that's just a snippet bout me!

If anyone would like to add me, feel free :D
  11601304
October 9, 2011 2:57 AM
Eating 1200-1300 calories a day and not burning off my exercise calories. I tend to net at around 900 cal a day.
October 9, 2011 2:57 AM
Double posted odd
Edited by HonkyTonks On October 9, 2011 2:57 AM
October 9, 2011 3:00 AM
im 28 and originally had my goal set at 1200 calories but i was forever hungry and found myself binge eating , this time round i have set my goal at losing 1.5 lbs per week which gives me a cal content of 1500
i sometimes eat my burn cos i find that the more excercise i do the more food my body needs for fuel:)
if i dont eat my burn then that is just awesome, i like to go by my weekly average which is 1400 for this past week:)
this stops the pressure feeling of being over one day then under the next:)

good luck on your journey
October 9, 2011 3:04 AM
QUOTE:

Wow you'all are soo good!
My calorie goal is 1700 p/day and I usually exercise approximately 1000 calories worth p/day.
Every day I definitely eat my 1700 cals... and i usually do munch through half of my exercise cals too!

I have read a few other people's food diaries and notice how little some people have been eating.
I try and eat healthily. Not too much fat/sugar/salt... but not too restrictive.
Because I exercise alot, I need the extra boost of food; be it an extra sandwich or more fruit etc...
At night I always allow myself a hot milo drink.
I would probably lose more weight faster if I severely restrict my calorie intake... but i do want to have energy and be happy and not tired and lerthargic, so I am not worried about my 1700 cals + eating exercise cals etc..
So that's just a snippet bout me!

If anyone would like to add me, feel free :D


i agree with this, i also like to eat as i want to be able to maintain my healthy lifestlye once i am not dieting:) but i choose to eat alot more natural foods like meat fruit, veges, etc, i am slowly weaning myself off all processed foods.
i was shocked reading peoples comments to this post with how little they are eating, when my calorie count was set at 1200 cals i was ALWAYS tired and grumpy and would find myself binge eating.
everyone is different though, so i think its good to be flexible and if somethings not working try something new:)
October 9, 2011 3:05 AM
Im 28 and I get 1200 calories. I dont really consider it eating back my calories, but if I have gone over by like 50 calories I will work out extra time to get rid of that.
  10774024
November 10, 2011 12:16 AM
Can I bump this-it's kind of interesting
November 10, 2011 12:21 AM
my goal before exercise is 1550..but it depends on my exercise for the day -i try to eat at least some of them back to net 1200, but sometimes i eat them all. today i ate about 1800..went over my goal by about 45 calories. yesterday i ate 2230 and was under my goal by 300.
  2270084
November 10, 2011 12:22 AM
im 5ft 8 and 166.5lbs
im set for 1lbs loss a week because i had it set at 2lb a week (1200cals) but i was platue for 5 weeks so i changed it to 1lbs a week im now on 1460 a day and im lossing a steady 1lbs a week now.
i try not to eat my calories back if i do its aound 100-150 cals i eat back

eating more than 1200 defo helps me
Edited by tonilizzy88 On November 10, 2011 12:25 AM
November 10, 2011 12:28 AM
My calorie goal is 1200. I often don't eat that much.
I do weights which doesn't track on the calories burned so not sure. i figure if I eat under 1200 and exercise I can't lose!
November 10, 2011 12:31 AM
QUOTE:

My calorie goal is 1200. I often don't eat that much.
I do weights which doesn't track on the calories burned so not sure. i figure if I eat under 1200 and exercise I can't lose!

Well... it may be working for you, but long-term it's not very healthy. Your body needs a certain number of calories to function properly. Generally this is thought of as 1200 for women. If you eat less than that, AND are burning calories through exercise, you can slow your metabolism and do some damage to your body over time. Fuel your body and eat more :)
  2270084
November 10, 2011 12:32 AM
i am 21 and 4'10", although have myself listed as 4'10.5" on my profile since the last time I was measured I was 4'11" haha

i currently weigh 97.5 pounds (more right now because of TOM...well, I hope thats the reason >_<).

i set my goal at 800 calories per day, and do not usually count exercise calories, unless I am biking for a couple hours more than usual or something. ^^ I eat between 700-900 calories per day usually. Please don't get the wrong idea though ^^;;; I do not starve myself~I live in Japan and there is a lot of very low calorie food ^o^
Edited by i_love_vinegar On November 10, 2011 12:33 AM
November 10, 2011 12:34 AM
Hi All,

I am exercising about 800 calories a day and eating my allowance of 1200 calories but not losing much weight, should I be eating more of my exercising calories to lose more weight and if so how much of them should I be eating? Any help much appriecated thanks
November 10, 2011 12:36 AM
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Hi All,

I am exercising about 800 calories a day and eating my allowance of 1200 calories but not losing much weight, should I be eating more of my exercising calories to lose more weight and if so how much of them should I be eating? Any help much appriecated thanks

Definitely eat more! You want to net (food - exercise = net) at least 1200, since that is your allowance you should eat them all.
  2270084
November 10, 2011 12:37 AM
My calorie goal is 1200. I often don't eat that much.
I do weights which doesn't track on the calories burned so not sure. i figure if I eat under 1200 and exercise I can't lose!
November 10, 2011 12:39 AM
I find that the calories burned estimated are pretty generous. Also, without weighing food we may tend to underestimate our portion sizes, this could be the difference between losing and plateau.
November 10, 2011 12:48 AM
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I average 1,250-1,300. Don't eat back my exercise cals and work out on average 30 or so minutes a day. I figure if it is part of the way I live, why eat back the calories. -I zig zag a ton! My weight has been a stable 118 pounds - 5'7in and I'm happy with that. If I wanted to loose I'd probably eat 1,000-1,200...maybe I have a slow metabolism? But I feel good and am satisfied with how much I eat :) I've been counting calories for a very long long time and know that 1,300-1,400 calories I maintain, 1,600 up I gain, 1,000 ish I get smaller. :)


Considering you're at the LOWEST weight to be considered healthy for your height it's not surprising that you're maintaining on a weight loss amount. 1250-1300 calories is "dieting" for MOST people and should be for you as well but I suspect that this is an unnaturally low weight for your body and it simply isn't losing because you're already at a dangerously low weight/body fat for your height.


Her weight is no where near "unnaturally" and "dangerously low." Where are you getting your information, and where do you get off thinking it's acceptable to jump to all of these judgmental conclusions? <.<
November 10, 2011 1:00 AM
hey rockerbaby, thanks for your reply.

I am full of energy, my skin has improved and I feel great in my clothes now.
By cutting out wheat and sugar I've never felt better, and I'm back to my old high school weight, 30 years on.
I only eat when I'm actually hungry, so it's all good.
I'm definitely not going hungry.
November 10, 2011 1:04 AM
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I am 26, female,170 lbs and eating 1,260 calories a day. Just curious where you are at? Also. do you eat back your burn calories?


I am 29, 123lbs and i NET 1800 cals.

I am at maintenance so i eat all my exercise cals back, which usually puts me at about 2000 - 2100 cals per day.
November 10, 2011 2:27 AM
I went through a phase of eating under 200.. I lost a lot of weight but also got really weak and sick and ick. Then for awhile I lost control and got stuck in Bulimia's binge/purge/binge/purge.. Now I try to be healthier and stay under 700-800 calories everyday ! xx
November 10, 2011 2:33 AM
Im 19, i weigh 195lbs, im 5ft6 and im on 1400 cals a day, and i do not eat my excercise cals back!
November 10, 2011 2:36 AM
Maintaining at 130lbs and on 1400 a day...I eat back some of my exercise cals....or all of them if I'm REALLY hungry

Sue smile x
Edited by SueGeer On November 10, 2011 2:37 AM
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November 10, 2011 2:37 AM
I eat 1200 though i don't eat exercise calories...

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