How many calories do you eat in a day?

posted 3 months ago in Wellness
Post # 2
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2016

Is this a challenge? Cause i’ll eat all you bitches under the table calorie wise!

But honestly, no idea. I’m pregnant so I just shovel food into my mouth and hope for the best. 

Post # 3
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Busy bee

1900 is very muchmaintenance calories per day. Instead of counting calories, better to concentrate on giving your body the right fuel. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2020

I’m trying to lose, so I aim for 1350 but end up usually around 1500-1600…oops. I’m going down! But very…very slowly, haha.

But if you want tips on weight GAIN, girl hit me up, I got you.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

I struggle to eat more than 1500, which is bad when I am training hard (which I should be, right now, but my classes this semester are crazy demanding.) My trainer said I should be eating closer to 1800, but I just can’t do it. I like veggies and stuff, and there just aren’t many calories there, even if I drench everything in olive oil and grass fed butter. He seems to think I’d lose more weight if I ate more, but I can’t force myself to eat anything more than I do already. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

imsandradee :  I used to track the crap out of my calorie in-take. Disordered eating was, like, my hobby. I was a sick, obsessive 23-year-old who thought that if I just ate spinach and yogurt everything in my life would be perfect. So I think I would do anywhere between 800-1300 cals a day and be miserable and somehow bloated. Then I read a ton of books like Good Calorie Bad Calorie and The Obesity Code and realized that calories are actually just units of energy and don’t really determine weight gain!!! Based on this science I upped my healthy fats, lost the carbs, stopped counting calories and lost weight without really trying all that hard.

Post # 8
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Helper bee

Calories isn’t a super accurate way to measure for the sake of weight loss and has a lot to do with your current weight already whether you’d gain/lose plus your daily activity. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee

emmabird :  So accurate. Wish more people knew this. Counting calories isn’t good. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Too damn many 😂 but I also burn about 500 calories a day working out and don’t really give a damn about what the number on the scale says, just how my clothes fit. I used to be skinny but not fit, now I just go for fit

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

According to My Fitness Pal, my goal should be 1460, but I usually end up eating about 1800-2000. It “lets me” have more calories based on my Fitbit’s activity, so it usually gives me a few hundred more. 

However, those are just the days I track on MFP, which I don’t do perfectly or consistently, so I probably go over that on the days I don’t track. 

I used to never care about calories, I just ate when I wanted to. Then I started MFP and started getting paranoid about eating too many calories, but I seriously can’t keep it to 1400 or less. I get so hungry and end up being grouchy, and I usually end up binging on those days when I try to keep it really low. I’m now starting to say F it to calories and go back to my old way. I’m convinced that the whole keeping calories around 1200 advice for women trying to lose weight is bullshit. 

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

When I was tracking, it turned out to be about 1500-1700.  I’m not active and that seemed to be my sweet spot to maintain my weight, 80% clean eating.  If I want to lose weight, I add in working out.  

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

I recently got a fitbit and I never realized how many calories I burn just by living ! Like 18 calories every 15 minutes based on my weight. So far today (after a 400 calorie zumba class), I’ve burned 3,601 calories. I’m tracking my calories and when I’m succesful, will eat around 1900 calories.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Around 1800. I focus on what I eat more so I try to stick meat, veggies, and fruit. No processed food, watch carb and sugar intake. Currently losing but just mainly wanna be healthy.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2019

According to MyFitnessPal, I should be eating 1200 calories a day. There are days I managed to stay below it and some days I go up to 1400 calories. It’s seriously not good, I know but I need to lose as much as I can before next month. And I exercise too.

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