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Old 10-05-2010, 03:14 PM   #47 (permalink)
rpmcduff
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Originally Posted by ibsgirl7 View Post
I'm 20.. 5'4 and around 130lbs... I'm not necessarily trying to lose weight but I want to become healthier and eat better mostly because I'm constantly sick and I have Irritable Bowel Syndrome and I have 0 energy. I have been trying to walk at least 30mins a day and do some stretching. Today I ate 980 calories...from what you guys are saying this is very low... I'm just wondering what a good calorie intake would be if you're not doing a lot of exercise because I have a horrible appetite right now... could this be the reason for my low energy?
You need to use the tools here on Fitday to figure your Base Metabolic Rate (BMR). That tells you how many calories your body is burning. Add your activity/exercise like your walking. This is your total calories burned.
If you are trying to maintain then:
BMR + Activity = calorie intake goal.

If you want to lose weight your calorie goal should be to eat 500 to 1000 less calories per day then you burn. So the equation would look like:
BMR + Activity - 1000 = calorie intake goal.

Since 1 pound of body weight equates to about 3500 calories then 1000 calorie per day deficit equals approximately 2 pounds weight loss per week.
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Male, Age 53 Height 5'-11"
Start, Spring 2009....,.. 270.0 lbs
January 21, 2010. ....,...255.0 lbs (Joined Fitday)
September 10, 2010..,..223.8 lbs. (-46.2lbs)
Mini-Goal......................225 Achieved 9/21/2012
Mini-Goal......................220 Achieved 10/26/2012
Current.........................216.2 lbs. (-53.8 lbs)
Mini-Goal.......................215
Goal..............................200



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