(Closed) My Fitness Pal…calorie amounts…

posted 5 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I found the MFP calories to be way low, too. I know some people can function on 1200 but I can’t. I just set it to “I want to maintain” and the daily calories were raised to 1570. I lost about 8 pounds and am now maintaining with 1800-2000 calories daily.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@peachacid:  Ugh, yup. My stomach felt just a bit too tight in the built-in corset of my dress. 

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

For me, eating 1,200 cals/day is losing about 1lb/week. And I work a SUPER active job (I work in infant care)! But I have a MISERABLE metabolic rate.

For most people, I think 1,500 cals/day is losing about a pound a week.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

MFP has me at 1400 cal/day. 

Post # 8
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Helper bee

my mfp was at 1200 too, which was too low, could barely eat much by dinner time. i had it changed to 1400. i feel alot better with that amount now.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - B&B

Agree with some of the PP’s… MFP put me at 1200 a day as well. After 10 days of trying to meet it (and only being successful about every third day) I just instinctively felt that it was wrong for my body. I bumped up to 1500 a day! I started calorie counting on Dec 28th, and as the beginning of march I had lost 6 lbs. (For reference I am almost 5’3 and I started at 139lbs.) I have pretty much maintainted my new weight the whole month of march, so now I need to add exercise. Need the motivation!

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

MFP had me at 1200 per day, and I couldn’t do it, so I checked my BMR, and upped my calories to 1500 a week after starting. I have been on this 65 days and have lost 15 pounds so far 🙂

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’ve been doing MFP for 4 months now and I am on 1200 cal per day. I found it really hard at first to feel full with that amount of calories, but after i figured out the right foods to eat, I was eating more food and better food that i was before. You have to really committ to it and find ways tog et what you want. One of my favorite foods which is about 400-500 cal is a flat out pizza. We buy the whoe wheat flat out wraps…use 1 full wrap, 1/4 marinara sauce (find the lowest calorie or buy walden farms since ist calorie free) and use skim low fat mozzerela cheese and turkey peperoni! I LOVE IT! what girl wants to give up pizza! For a high protein breakfast to keep me feeling full longer I eat 4 egg whites, 1 banana and 2 table spoons of peanut butter….keeps me ful from 7pm-12 noon. I have a 10 hour a day sitting job and I was able to lose 15 pounds in 3 months by eating right, following the calories and working out 3-4 times a week for 1 hour. You can do it, it just takes determination and will power. Im not going to lie i snuck in a donut or two every once in a while! lol

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

yah im totally confused too b/c if you eat too little that’s supposed to be bad too. 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

OP, how tall are you? MFP also has me on 1200 a day, but I thought it was just because I’m short (5″2). I find it pretty hard to stay at 1200, but I usually do it. I lost like 3 pounds in 2 1/2 weeks, but I gained it all RIGHT back last weekend when I visited my parents. Which sucks. 

 

Post # 14
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Busy bee

I’m on MFP, and I started at 312 lbs.  My basal metabolic rate was about 2700, so to lose 2 lbs a week, I had to eat about 1700 calories a day.  I’ve lost almost 20 lbs, and my calories have dropped to 1620.  HOWEVER, most days I REALLY ate 1300-1400.   

This past week, I’ve been eating roughly 1800/day, and I haven’t lost any weight this week.  I actually gained about 2 lbs back.  This is making be believe I must have a really low metabolism, because the science says I SHOULD be losing weight.  But it looks like I have to stick at 1300-1400 to actually see results.  It sucks.  I weighed in at 295 this morning.  I should be able to eat WAY more calories!!

Of course, I’ve also been on my period, so maybe that affected things?  IDK. 

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@peachacid:  I use myfitness pal, and I’ve lost 22 lbs. I also got 1200 a day to start.. It doesn’t sound like a lot but when you’re eating the right things- grilled chicken, veggies, rice, egg whites it’s a TON of food and you won’t be hungry. It’s definately short term and once you loose the weight you can set it to maintain weigh and you get a TON more calories. Hope this helps 🙂

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2013

i am 5’4″ and do 1200 cal a day. i don’t even tap into my extra calories that i get from working out unless i fell deprived or hungry.

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