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March 31, 2012 5:30 AM
What happens if you don't eat at least your BMR amount of calories each day?

MFP says to lose 1lb a week I need to eat like 2000 calories. That seems a bit high, doesn't it?

My BMR though is like 1877.
  14808678
March 31, 2012 5:41 AM
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What happens if you don't eat at least your BMR amount of calories each day?

MFP says to lose 1lb a week I need to eat like 2000 calories. That seems a bit high, doesn't it?

My BMR though is like 1877.


What does MFP say is your daily calorie burn? ( In Goals Tab - top right hand side)

Even if you were totally sedentary your BMR of 1877 would give you a TDEE of 2250, so 2000 doesn't seem that high.
  14463414
March 31, 2012 5:43 AM
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QUOTE:

What happens if you don't eat at least your BMR amount of calories each day?

MFP says to lose 1lb a week I need to eat like 2000 calories. That seems a bit high, doesn't it?

My BMR though is like 1877.


What does MFP say is your daily calorie burn? ( In Goals Tab - top right hand side)

Even if you were totally sedentary your BMR of 1877 would give you a TDEE of 2250, so 2000 doesn't seem that high.


With the calculators I've used it's said my TDEE is like 2550. So if I eat around 2000 calories I should lose weight, correct?
  14808678
March 31, 2012 5:51 AM
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What happens if you don't eat at least your BMR amount of calories each day?



Here's what happens (been there done that)
1. you feed off stored fat for a few days and get real happy about it, feeling virtuous and thinking, Oh this is easy!
2. you start feeling tired, cranky, unwell and HUNGRY! You do not have energy to work out any more so you quit.
3. your body begins to cannabalize the muscle tissue you do have, which lowers your overall BMR. Muscle tissue burns more calories than fat does so you just made losing weight harder for yourself.
4. you can't battle the cravings to eat, eat, eat any more. You figure it's not worth it, I'll never lose this stupid weight and start eating everything you can reach, especially high-calorie foods.
5. you step on the scale and say OH NO! I've got to do something about this fat!
Repeat cycle.

great quote "IF YOU'RE TIRED OF STARTING OVER, STOP GIVING UP."
March 31, 2012 5:57 AM
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What happens if you don't eat at least your BMR amount of calories each day?

MFP says to lose 1lb a week I need to eat like 2000 calories. That seems a bit high, doesn't it?

My BMR though is like 1877.


What does MFP say is your daily calorie burn? ( In Goals Tab - top right hand side)

Even if you were totally sedentary your BMR of 1877 would give you a TDEE of 2250, so 2000 doesn't seem that high.


With the calculators I've used it's said my TDEE is like 2550. So if I eat around 2000 calories I should lose weight, correct?


Correct. :)
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