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February 27, 2012 6:22 PM
I would love to hear from women who eat 1800 calories or more a day, know your story and how much weight loss you have had. Pics would be awesome. I have just upped my calorie intake , done starving myself !!

Would love some encouragement or pics of your progress ..... show us how eating your calories work !! smile
  15765231
February 27, 2012 6:25 PM
bump. I am in a cut cycle so my calories are lower than usual but pretty much all my friends eat more then 1800 calories a day so i hope they see this :)
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February 27, 2012 6:27 PM
I'm currently in "maintenance" with an estimated 1700, so with exercise calories, I'm usually over 2000. 39 years old, 5'5 and currently 132#, but not concerned with the number on the scale at all.

During the time I was losing, I was usually around 1800+.
Edited by LorinaLynn On February 27, 2012 6:28 PM
February 27, 2012 6:29 PM
:) You can friends me if you want to have an idea of what 1800-2000 (deficit days) looks like for me, I eat at a slight deficit for most training days during the week, then have 1-2 days per week I eat in surplus, usually my hardest/longest training days of the week, I'm a cyclical eater, some days lower, some way higher, but my mantra is food is fuel, I make food work for me! My profile also has progress pictures linked to bb.com

*I also have days where I eat close to 4k and I always hit PR's in my time on endurance days or on a strength day afterwards! :D
Edited by EbbySoo On February 27, 2012 6:33 PM
February 27, 2012 6:31 PM
After about a month of eating between 1,800-2,300 calories a day I have lost a pants size.

What I think is better is that I have plenty of energy after work to work out. It's not a struggle to get off the couch at the end of the day any more.
February 27, 2012 6:32 PM
QUOTE:

I'm currently in "maintenance" with an estimated 1700, so with exercise calories, I'm usually over 2000. 39 years old, 5'5 and currently 132#, but not concerned with the number on the scale at all.

During the time I was losing, I was usually around 1800+.


She's^^^^ pretty much my inspiration. =)
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February 27, 2012 6:36 PM
I'd love to hear the responses, too :)
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February 27, 2012 6:38 PM
I am 5' and 125 pounds currently. I was at 1200 cal and stalled out, no loss and no energy. Upped my calories and I now eat at least 1800 a day, about 1400 net. I lose about half a pound a week most weeks, and if not losing weight then my inches still go down.
Edited by sassylilmama On February 27, 2012 6:39 PM
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February 27, 2012 6:41 PM
I'm 34 years old and 5'5" and currently weigh 123. I'm eating about 2000 every day - a little more or less depending. I have a BMF and use that to see my daily burn and am trying to keep my deficit very small (250 calories/day). I'm starting marathon training this week so I expect my eating to increase some over the next couple months as my mileage picks up. I also cross-train (usually spin class) and lift weights 2x a week.
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February 27, 2012 6:41 PM
I am on maintenance and eat 1780 on rest days which is once a week usually. The other days I eat 2000 or more calories depending on the workout I did that day. Still seem to be slowly losing inches lately despite eating my maintenance calories. smile
Edited by Punkedpoetess On February 27, 2012 6:42 PM
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February 27, 2012 6:42 PM
I ate 2000 today! Burned over 700, and I ALWAYS eat my exercise calories. I typically net 1400-1600. I'm 133 pounds at 5''4" and am hoping to reach 115. However, I've added muscle (I was 130), so I'm keeping that in mind, as well! :)
  12289082
February 27, 2012 6:43 PM
QUOTE:

I am on maintenance and eat 1780 on rest days which is once a week usually. The other days I eat 2000 or more calories depending on the workout I did that day.


what were you eating for calories when you were trying to lose weight ? I am asking cause you are in maintenance now.
  15765231
February 27, 2012 6:46 PM
I eat between 1750 - 1900 and I burn 400 - 500 calories most days (don't really eat those back unless I'm starving). I've lost only six pounds, but I'm lifting fairly heavy so I try to keep the deficit pretty small. I have, however, went down two pants sizes and my waist is slimming down considerably.

Some days if I plan really well I eat only 1500 calories or so, but any less than that and I'm just too cranky and have absolutely no energy.
February 27, 2012 6:48 PM
I don't stay under a certain calorie amount and I've lost plenty.
February 27, 2012 6:48 PM
I weigh 125 lbs and I am 5ft 4 inches tall.

I eat 1800-1900 calories/day. I try to eat as close as I can to 1900 on lifting days.

I eat about 1700 calories on my rest day...which is Sunday.
Edited by Shyloh1 On February 27, 2012 6:49 PM
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February 27, 2012 6:52 PM
5'10" and eating 1900+ per day. My weight loss ticker should tell you how I feel about weight loss.

Also: http://www.myfitnesspal.com/groups/home/17-women-eating-2-000-calories-per-day
February 27, 2012 6:53 PM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

I'm currently in "maintenance" with an estimated 1700, so with exercise calories, I'm usually over 2000. 39 years old, 5'5 and currently 132#, but not concerned with the number on the scale at all.

During the time I was losing, I was usually around 1800+.


She's^^^^ pretty much my inspiration. =)


Mine too. She's amazing. :)
February 27, 2012 7:08 PM
Very very happy at 1600-2200 a day. Tried the 1200-1400 and was a grade A B!TCH, losing better and keeping my hard earned lean muscle mass. Don't fear the fuel people, you need it!
February 27, 2012 7:17 PM
I'm eating a minimum of 2300 a day, more when I workout. I am breastfeeding, which accounts for part of it, but even without the extra calories for that, I'd still be over 1800. I'm 5'7, and currently 207.8, having lost 4.2 pounds since joining a few weeks ago, and down almost 8 since the beginning of the year.
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February 27, 2012 7:26 PM
When I was maintaining I was eating up to 2000 a day, now I'm "bulking" so eating up to 2300 a day.

I'm pretty small too, so I think people can eat a LOT more than they think they can. There is an initial weight gain/bloating for some, and I think that scares them off.
February 27, 2012 7:26 PM
I'm 5'5" and eat about 1800. Especially when exercise calories are added in. Not sure what I weigh as I gave up my scale for Lent. I didn't drop a pound since october but went down a pants size and a half while lifting heavy. My legs are lean and muscular and make me happy. I have "impressive " biceps when I flex yet my arms are smaller and fit with space in previously tiny sleeves.
February 27, 2012 7:29 PM
I'm aiming for 1450 net, but since I burn at least 500 just about every day but Friday and I eat my exercise calories, I fit in there.

I haven't weighed in in a week, but I started at 223 and after 33 days was 215. So ... so far, so good.
February 27, 2012 7:34 PM
My net calories were just reset to 1480 today but with exercise I usually eat well over 1800. There is no need to starve!
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February 27, 2012 7:35 PM
I had my BMR tested with the Medgem, and it was 2450 . I usually don't eat that much, but try to reach 1800 or so. I don't count calories directly, so I am base it on estimates which has been effective. I work out a lot, but I hit a summer plateau that I just busted through the past month or so.
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February 27, 2012 7:39 PM
I ate about 2000 NET last summer. Lost 12 lbs. I then ate 2800 and gained 10lbs. I'm happier with my body now than I think I've ever been.

ETA: Oh, you asked for pictures (and well, I'm an attention whore and will post pictures as often as I can)

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Edited by Rae6503 On February 27, 2012 7:46 PM

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