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Postby grugwashere » Sun Aug 13, 2006 12:00 pm

i was wondering how many kilojoules a day is ideal when trying to lose weight?
thanks,joan.
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Postby KimE » Sun Aug 13, 2006 5:11 pm

Hi Joan

There isn't a one size fits all as your daily energy needs are determined by a lot of different factors.

This link will take you to the energy needs calculator.
http://www.weightloss.com.au/weight-los ... ulator.htm

To lose weight you need to have a calorie/kilojoule deficit. So you need to burn more than you consume. To do that you can either have less calories/kilojoules from food, burn more through exercise or a combination of both.

As an example I have a food calorie deficit of approx 30%, so I consume 30% less calories than my body needs. I then get a further deficit with the exercise that I do.

Hope that helps.
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