GwenFan wrote:Okay - so online "tools" say I should be keeping my calories up around 1400 at the most and never below 1200 (oops - I have only been consuming just over 1000!)
But then I read if 1400 isnt enough I can increase it to 1600 or 1800 calories to lose more weight.
Sorry to sound stupid - but how does this work? And how do calories burnt during exercise figure into it?
Firstly, I am NO expert..... but I will tell you what I do, k?
I never go below 1,200 calories because of the whole starvation mode.
I was eating 1,500 calories a day and I was not losing any weight. I cut the number...... 1,300..... no weight loss for a month.... 1,200 calories per day weight loss within a month. Basically, what I am saying is that if I have lost 1-2kgs in a month, I stay around those calories. We are not all made from the same blueprint, so I guess different calories work for different people.
I have just used those sites as a rough guide and through trail and error found the number of calories that makes me feel I have enough energy to get through the day and should weight loss at the end of the month.
I know...wish washy answer ........ SORRY!