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1500 cals weight loss

Postby mimosa8 » Tue Feb 19, 2008 6:24 pm

can you lose weight on 1500-1700 cals per day if you have low activity levels?

I was right on under 1200 but trying to make it 1200-1300 always takes me to above 1500.. will it slow my weigh loss or will it just maintain or gain?

is 2100 cals the maintenace cals for women..?
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Re: 1500 cals weight loss

Postby Mandie » Tue Feb 19, 2008 6:27 pm

it depends on your height, build, level of activity and metabolism (generally a genetic thing). also, what you eat to make up the calories makes a difference too (ie healthy and varied vs high fat foods).

i'd suggest looking at one of the calculators on the home site (weightloss.com.au) to figure out your maintenance/weight loss calories. you can also try this on calorieking. good luck!
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Re: 1500 cals weight loss

Postby Fiona25 » Tue Feb 19, 2008 10:53 pm

Like Mandie said it is very dependant on a lot of things.

For me personally, if I ate 1500 calories then i'd need to burn off 500-600 of them each day to lose weight. I'm blessed with a slow metabolism I think :roll:

Right now I eat 1200-1400 calories a day and burn about 400-600 (depending on the days activities) off and this is giving me a consistant weight loss of average 1/2kgs a week weight loss.

BUT all those foods I eat are generally good fats. Lots of veggies, a bit of fruit, high fibre cereal and bread, lean meat etc with a few treats in there of course but treats that are lower in fat and carbs than many other treats out there.

CK tells me I have to have net calories of 1200 to get to the weight I want to (net as in after exercise, so I can eat 1500 calories but burn at least 300 of those off) but it also tells me I can eat 2000 if I want to maintain. I just highly doubt that I would maintain on the amount of calories a day.

If you're having 1500cals a day right now and losing weight then keep up with it :)
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