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Old 10-12-2010, 03:58 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Hi Rita, you may want to check out this calculator to see what you takes into account such factors as age, size, and activity level. I found it more helpful than the FitDay one. Almeeker is right; you may be "training" your body to get used to fewer and fewer calories, and no one wants that! However, individual mileage varies, but I would think it would be worth a try to see what a few extra calories could do, especially if all the traditional methods in the past that didn't work involved cutting calories like that. If you were particularly small or much older, I could see 1000 being okay, but here it does seem low. Also, I am not sure of the Curves plan, but if you can do some weight training and get some more muscle tissue on you, that will increase your metabolism. Muscle is active tissue and it burns calories...fat just sits there. Good luck; here's the site:

Calorie Calculator - Daily Caloric Needs

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