(Closed) Exercise and Diet and Weigth Loss Question :)

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
47 posts
  • Wedding: August 2013

@kfiorita:  Hey! I’ve been frequenting the calorieking.com.au website, and when you sign up (which is free to do), you enter in some basic details about your normal lifestyle, job, etc. and it works out how many calories you burn in a day. You should try it! It’s also a great resource to find out the caloric value of foods that you consume, it has everything from McDonald’s to various supermarket brands, it’s awesome!! Good luck with your diet 🙂 YOU CAN DO IT!!!!!

Post # 4
9089 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

No, a pound is 3500 calories, so that is the amount of extra calories you need to burn to lose weight.

So, if you are eating 1200 calories per day but using 1600, that extra 400 counts toward the loss of a pound.

Of course, IRL, it’s not a neat and tidy system, we get water weight issues, but overall, a pound per week is a safe and managable goal for most of us.

Good luck!

Post # 6
1038 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@kfiorita:  You are forgetting that you are burning calories throughout the day though, not just that 500 on the treadmill. 


The 1200 calories is how much you should be CONSUMING(your diet). 

Post # 7
1855 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Your body burns calories all day long, when you are sleeping, walking, talking, breathing. This is your base metabolic rate.  A good rule of thumb (although not exact) to get your base metabolic rate is to take your weight and multiply it by 10.  This works as long as you are reasonably active; less calories would be burned if you laid in bed all day.  So if you weight 150, your base calorie burn for the day is around 1500.  And then if you go burn 500 on the cross-trainer, you’re now at a total burn for the day of 2000.  And if you only took in 1200 calories, you’d have an 800 calorie loss for the day.

Post # 9
5107 posts
Bee Keeper

Add me on myfitness pal if you want! my username is i l i v e i n t h e s h i r e (without the spaces) and we can keep each other motivated!! =)

Post # 10
244 posts
Helper bee

What’s your height and weight?  Sometimes myfitness pal overestimates, IMO, and you can probably eat more to lose weight.

Post # 11
845 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

1200 calories is the MINIMUM you’d eat without exercise. If you exercise then you eat more…the program assumes you’ll add in your exercise and then the calories burned will be added to 1200 to provide you with a new calorie target for that day based on what you burned. 

For example: 

I eat 1200 calories to lose 1/2 pound a week while SEDENTARY. Now, if I run 3 miles, burning 225 calories, then I’d eat 1200+225 = 1425 to lose 1/2 pound a week. 


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