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HOW MANY CALORIES TO EAT A DAY

Postby joanmaxie » Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:22 pm

How do I figure out how many calories I should be eating?
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Re: HOW MANY CALORIES TO EAT A DAY

Postby Blitz » Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:01 pm

A good general guide if you are overweight is basically eat half of what you usually eat. You will loose weight and will not be starving (be hungry yes...starve no). Use your hand as a guide to portion size. If your serve of something is bigger than what your hand can hold then generally it is too big.

A precise answer to your question is dependant on several variables: what is your gender, your height, your weight, are you losing weight or maintaining, how active you are and how much muscle you have. A simple google search should help you find a site with good thumbnail guide for your censored, height and activity etc.

I never bothered with counting calories. I watched portion size and try to stay away from unhealthy foods (read high calories - just had a general idea never an actual number of any particular food ie cream donut equals very high calories...so stay away from it).

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Re: HOW MANY CALORIES TO EAT A DAY

Postby CronicBadger » Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:19 pm

There is a standard Daily Energy Requirement (DER) formula available:
http://www.weightloss.com.au/weight-los ... lator.html

That, and other diet related tools are available from the Australian Weightloss website's Diet page:
http://www.weightloss.com.au/diets.html

As with any calculations that are derived from "average" human beings, your mileage may vary. Many people lose weight without counting kilojoules just by using the method Blitz suggests.
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HOW MANY CALORIES TO EAT A DAY

Postby jemimah » Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:16 pm

Calories are the accounting; they do not give good direction in a specific way. Take the supplements, they have few calories, and get rid of most cravings. Take care of your emotional and spiritual health, and that may give some relief from the desire to eat. Consume high protein nutrition in your diet as protein takes more effort for your body to digest and metabolize.

According to the research, with a reduction in carbohydrate intake, peoples appetites are often spontaneously reduced which leads to an automatic drop in calorie intake, and automatic weight loss.
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Re: HOW MANY CALORIES TO EAT A DAY

Postby Blitz » Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:13 am

If you need to take supplements that is a good indication that you food intake is unbalanced in some way. If you are lacking something in your diet the best way to deal with it is to eat the right food.

Supplements are usually highly concentrated and are way above the body's daily needs. At best most of it is removed by your body when you toilet; at worst they can be harmful long term and if you are on doctor's medication they can interfere with the medication's effectiveness. Over a year some people can spend thousands of dollars on supplements with the only result is most of the product ends up being flushed down the loo! :shock:

Supplements do nothing for cravings. Any benefit is clinically proven as only a placebo effect...water is far cheaper and more effective.

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Postby joanmaxie » Tue Jan 15, 2013 7:38 pm

Thnks CronicBadger, http://www.weightloss.com.au/weight-los ... lator.html this site is realy helpful.
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Re: HOW MANY CALORIES TO EAT A DAY

Postby joanmaxie » Tue Jan 15, 2013 7:39 pm

joanmaxie wrote:Thnks CronicBadger, http://www.weightloss.com.au/weight-los ... lator.html this site is realy helpful.
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