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Postby Angel » Wed Mar 22, 2006 8:09 pm

As I lose weight my body will need less energy to move around, how do I know when to decrease my kilojoule intake? and how will I know how much to decrease it by? :oops:

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Postby Dolly » Wed Mar 22, 2006 8:50 pm

I guess as you keep losing weight you just keep referring to this site and re calculate your intake calories/kilojoules allowed
for your new weight - http://www.weightloss.com.au/weight-los ... ulator.htm
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Postby Angel » Thu Mar 23, 2006 5:02 pm

Done, I got a kilojoule intake (7754KJs) but it says this is to maintain my current weight. :oops: What do I do next?

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Postby Dolly » Thu Mar 23, 2006 5:58 pm

help is on it's way
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Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Thu Mar 23, 2006 7:26 pm

well, if that is to maintain your body weight, you'll need to eat a bit less than that. There's a list of energy contents in various foods on this site somewhere.

I personally don't count calories or anything, I just eat and exercies what I call 'sensibly' and keep an eye on what my weight is doing so that I can alter and modify what I am doing as I go. It's a highly unscientific way of doing things, but I don't want to be obsessed with calorie counting.
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Postby Ed » Thu Mar 23, 2006 9:57 pm

Angel,

The advice you've been given thus far is spot on.

You have the kilojoules you need to maintain your weight via the calculator, now you need to eat less than that.

To find out the energy value of various foods visit:

http://www.weightloss.com.au/food-tables.html

To keep a record of your daily kilojoule intake, print a food diary from:

http://www.weightloss.com.au/weight-los ... -diary.htm

To figure out how many kilojoules less than the amount you need to maintain your weight, remember that 14,000 kilojoules is equal to approximately 1/2 kilogram of bodyfat (3,500 calories = 1 pound of bodyfat for our American friends).

Remember though that cutting your energy intake by too much will cause your metabolism to slow down and you'll burn less energy as a result. So don't reduce your intake by too much more than the 14,000 kilojoules a week or 2,000 kilojoules per day (which is about 25% of your calculated intake to maintain your current weight - 2,000 divided by 7,754Kjs = 0.25 or 25%).

Personally, I'd start by reducing it by less than that amount, say between 10 and 15% of your calculated intake. This would mean that your adjusted daily intake would be between 6,500 and 7,000Kjs per day. The weight will come off a little bit slower doing this but less of a dramatic reduction will be much easier to live with.

The other option you have of course is to keep your daily energy intake at the same level that you've calculated to maintain your weight, or just below that level, and increase your activity levels so that you burn more energy creating a decifit that way.

To see how much energy various exercises burn for your body weight go to:

http://www.weightloss.com.au/weight-los ... charts.htm

Hope this has helped and hasn't confused.

Please let me know if any of the above is unclear or confusing.

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Postby Angel » Fri Mar 24, 2006 7:59 pm

:D Excellent, thanks so much.

I suffer from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome so that pretty much cancels out exercising. I try to move as much as I can each day but compared to a healthy person I don't do much at all. Having a shower is exercise, it leaves me feeling like I've had a major workout. :oops:

Over the last 12 weeks I've lost weight solely by watching what I eat, but I really need it to continue.

I've never counted KJs before, prior to mid Feb (when I put on 0.4kgs for no good reason), I was just eating healthily and using a food diary but being rewarded with a weight gain when I thought I'd had a really good week, made me decide to make a change.

So, I decided to try counting KJs. With the help of Dolly, I worked out that I needed to eat 1350cals or 5670KJs a day. Most days I struggle to eat that amount, can't imagine trying to eat over 7,000KJs!

Using the guidelines from Ed, I'm saving 2084KJs a day or 14588KJs a week so looks like I should be able to lose 1/2 kilo a week. So if I understood correctly, I can leave my energy intake as is and perhaps each time I lose a kilo, I'll recheck the calculator again and adjust accordingly??? Does this sound right?

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Postby Dolly » Fri Mar 24, 2006 10:24 pm

That's what I'd do too :D
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