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ATTN: Calorie Counters!

I have started counting my calories in the past week and in doing so have lost 5lbs this week alone. On average, I have had an intake of about 1000 - 1300 calories each day. What is your average intake, do you have limitations for yourself?

Thu. Aug 10, 3:12pm

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Having a problem limiting my calories....

I have been having a hard time limiting my calories. I aim for 1200 each day, but almost always have around 1500-1600, sometimes more :( I have been making much healthier choices, but I am having a problem giving up snacking -- even though I am choosing healthier items. Guess I reallyneed to practice portion control. I am working out 5-6 days a week.

Thursday, August 10, 2006, 3:32 PM

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My goal is actually to have a net of 1100-1400, so I would never go with an intake value that low. I have consitently lost 2 lbs per week since I have started this. 6 weeks ago, I can not have a low energy level for my job and if I average too low then I am slow and tired, and that is just not acceptable. Most information that I am aware of says to not go below 1100 without Dr. supervision...

Thursday, August 10, 2006, 4:37 PM

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I aim for 1200-1300. I'm pretty little - 5'1" and 117.8 lbs this morning - so that many calories is actually just barely below "maintenance" for me. I really don't lose, even with that low of a calorie count.

To the poster who has trouble staying within her calorie goal - pay attention to what kinds of foods keep you full, and choose them for your snacks. For example, 100 calories of low-fat crackers keeps me satisfied for, um, 5 minutes. But, 100 calories of almonds, or air-popped popcorn, or 2 wasa crackers w/ light laughing cow cheese spread on top, keep me full for hours.

Thursday, August 10, 2006, 4:48 PM

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It's going really well for me, averaging between 1200 and 1400 calories a day. But you really shouldn't dip below 1200, or your body will not get the vitamins and nutrients it needs to run properly. You also run a greater risk of going into "starvation mode" where your body starts to store fat. If you can exercise as well as cut calories, you'll be in good shape! There are lots of calorie intake calculators out there on the web. They will tell you what you need to do, based on your age, height, sex, and activity level. Good luck!

Thursday, August 10, 2006, 4:55 PM

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i do 1200 calories a day ...some people may think that is low but really if you choose what you eat wisely 1200 calories will keep you pretty full. Veggies are very low in calories so load up on those!

Thursday, August 10, 2006, 7:56 PM

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