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Thu, Apr. 29th, 2010, 03:00 pm
nighttowl:


Name: t
Age: 20
Height: 5'5"
Current Weight: 118
BMI: 19.6
Highest Weight: 136
Lowest Weight: 113
Short term goal weight: 110
Long term goal weight: 105

Hi, I'm trying to do this healthily for right now and was wondering if anyone knew about calories. I try to work out everyday or at least 3-5 times a week for 40 minutes. In order to lose weight my calorie goal is 1300 a day. With the workouts I normally burn 300-400 calories. My question is in regards to food, do I eat only the 1300 calories or do I subtract my calories burned and then eat up to 1300.

For example, if I eat 1300 cal and burn 400 cal, am I able to eat 400 more calories and still lose weight?
1300-400 = 900

Or do I not consume the 400 calories I burned?
ahhh

Tue, May. 4th, 2010 08:06 pm (UTC)
so_complacent

You can use an online calculator to find out the number of calories to maintain your current weight (that could be between 2000-1700 calories depending on muscle mass).

This is the number that you subtract from in order to lose weight. For example, you might want to lose a pound a week so that's a daily 500 calorie deficit. Therefore, if you are burning 300-400 calories a day, you can must eat 200-100 calories below maintenence in order to create that 500 deficit.

Wed, May. 5th, 2010 02:06 am (UTC)
nighttowl

oo ok this makes a lot of sense. Thank you very much.