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Postby christinehaenow » Wed Jan 09, 2008 7:06 pm

hi everyone
i'm 25 years old and weigh 90 kilos i am hoping to lose between 20 and 25 kilos.
my mother-in-law has inspired me to lose weight she has lost just under 20kgs she has put me on a 1000 to 1200 calorie a day diet.
is that okay? i have done a few of the those calorie intake calculators where it tells you how many calories you should be having per day and they all seem to tell me to have 1776 calories a day
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Postby Fiona25 » Wed Jan 09, 2008 7:34 pm

Welcome :D

1200 cals a day is said to be the absolute minimum. So to start with, go for around 1500.

Be sure to do lots of exercise too.
Saying goodbye to calorie counting AND scales for a while.

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Postby prettytigerlily » Thu Jan 10, 2008 12:14 am

Welcome Christine and Good luck with your weight loss

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Postby the_third_little_duck » Thu Jan 10, 2008 2:27 am

Welcome! a 1200 calorie diet would be great, if you notice you can't stick with it, increase it to 1500 for a few weeks! Good luck :)
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Postby christinehaenow » Thu Jan 10, 2008 3:01 am

i'm finding it just the opposite i am only having around 900 calories so eating lots of fruit
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Postby Fiona25 » Thu Jan 10, 2008 7:10 am

I was having the same prob as you not long ago Christine - eating too few calories and feeling as though I didn't need anymore. I went through a weight plateau (still am :roll: ) but once I upped my cals and had a few 'good' carbs and extra protein I did have a small loss.

Apparently if you eat too few cals you won't put on weight but it slows you metabolism down so that you will find it harder to lose weight.

Even adding in a few raw nuts, egg whites and very lean and small portions of meat will help out.
Saying goodbye to calorie counting AND scales for a while.

Just enjoying the new and improved healthy me and embracing my new lifestyle!
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Postby EvilWombatQueen » Thu Jan 10, 2008 11:41 am

Welcome Christine! I agree with the others that 1200 calories would be a good starting point. If you find you're eating too few calories maybe you should include some nutritious calorie dense treats in your diet like a handful of nuts or half an avocado. That way you'll be including healthy fats in your diet as well as bringing your calorie allowance to a more healthy level.

Good luck!
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Postby GoddessInside » Thu Jan 10, 2008 12:44 pm

Welcome and all the best for your journey :)
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Postby SarahC » Thu Jan 10, 2008 1:11 pm

Welcome to the forum, Christine. I agree with the others that you don't want to drop your calories too low, maybe aim for 1200, which gives you a little leeway should you overshoot the mark (which I always seem to do, not sure about anyone else lol). And make sure you're not cutting out any of the food groups, especially protein and fats :wink: Best of luck!
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