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How many calories do you consume everyday?

I'm just curious... I vary anywhere between 1000 - 2000 a day (generally...) but I work out and burn at least 600 cals a day as well.

Mon. Mar 6, 10:41pm

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I try to average 1200/day. I also workout 3 times a week. I'm not sure how many calories I burn then, maybe like 250?

Monday, March 06, 2006, 10:53 PM

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i aim for 1700 a day. i work out 4-5 times a week and weigh 170 lbs so i can still lose weight at this amount.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006, 12:03 AM

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I also aim for 1700 calories a day, as ordered by my personal trainer, and I work out for about 45 minutes 5 times a week. I weigh about 148. One thing you should really find out is what your RMR (resting metabolism rate) is. Then you can figure out how many calories you can and should be eating in a day. You can get tested at a lot of gyms.

Kate (kissmekate02)

Tuesday, March 07, 2006, 12:28 AM

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To the 1st poster--
Eating 1000 cal & then burning 600 seems a bit extreme... I hope that is very rarely? that means that you are essentially only consuming 400 calories (net) a day!

Tuesday, March 07, 2006, 12:53 AM

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I think I consume about 2000 calories a day, but I tend to burn about 400-800 per work-out session (every other day) so that works out to be about 1600 net calories a day once you subtract the energy burned off...

Tuesday, March 07, 2006, 1:15 AM

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I consume 1000-1200 and burn about 400-600.. you have to understand that your body isn't burning the food you JUST ate when you work out over a certain time.. usually its actually burning the fat you have.. I have consulted with my doctor and he says (along with a whole other slu of doctors I have on my medical team) say that people don't think that they can go lower and harder with their cals.. If you feel well and are eating 4 food groups and everything.. you can handle eating 1200 cals and frankly burning 1200 cals off as long as you load up on the water.. besides.. if you eat 1000 cals one day.. your not going to die lol

Tuesday, March 07, 2006, 8:47 AM

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I was told that as long as I CONSUME at least 1000 cals a day I'm ok. Once I hit that point, burning them off is fine.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006, 8:59 AM

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Eating 1000 cals/day does slow your metabolism, though, so you're essentially working out just to keep it moving. Just know that when you have a lull in exercise, you may find yourself gaining weight because you won't have exercise to maintain your metabolism.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006, 10:14 AM

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I eat about 1500 calories a day and burn about 300 a day through exercise. Usually 1 day a week I go in the higher range of 1700-2000 and 1 day a week I do 1300. I think mixing it up and rotating my exercise routine is the reason that I have not hit a plateau in the 5 months I've been on pt.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006, 10:38 AM

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Go See A Doctor!

Eating 1000 calories can slow SOME people's metabolism.

I think someone else was getting at a key point saying that we are all different shapes and sizes... 1000 may slow yours, but 750 may slow mine.

Please take into consideration that just because someone says something doesn't mean they are right, and their anonymous opinion shouldn't be enough to change your life.

Please consult your family doctor or a doctor that specifically can do tests and can actually medically advise you on what to do.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006, 11:01 AM

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