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Postby zojo » Wed Jun 06, 2007 4:52 pm

should I be consuming on a daily basis??

I was just wondering if someone could please enlighten me as to what is the correct amount that I should be consuming??

I took 8700 kj's or 2070 Cal's from my Calorie Counter book as the amount that a person of my age (30 y.o. :shock: ) should be eating a day...

I have been wayyyyyyyy under this amount everyday..and feel rather full at the end of the day..which is fantastic as I used to consume sooooo much more than that just quietly shhhhhh...

Can someone help me please??

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Postby kate_turner2000 » Wed Jun 06, 2007 4:54 pm

hey zojo you shouldnt eat less than 1200 cals a day otherwise you could go into starvation mode. i dont know a lot about calories because i didnt count them to lose weight, i just cut out all the junk and fat and exercised as well as reducing my carbs :) someone here will be able to help you
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Postby zojo » Wed Jun 06, 2007 4:59 pm

so I should be watching my Carbs as well then??

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Postby kate_turner2000 » Wed Jun 06, 2007 5:04 pm

nahy heaps of people continue to eat carbs and are fine with it. i found that i was feeling bloated and ill from eating carbs so i reduced them down tremendously which helped me.
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Postby zojo » Wed Jun 06, 2007 5:12 pm

oh okay.. :)

thanx for that Sweetie :wink:
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Postby Playboy_bunny » Thu Jun 07, 2007 10:48 am

hmmm Im not really sure, (I dont count cals either) but I THINK that 2070 is an awful lot..... I think generally its between 1500-1800 cals per day for weight loss, is that right?
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Thu Jun 07, 2007 12:18 pm

it depends on your weight height etc. check calorieking.com.au if you arent sure on what you should be having. its funny because the more you weigh the more you have to eat to lose the weight.
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Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Thu Jun 07, 2007 12:51 pm

I have no idea on the calories side - I too am very low tech and just eating more sensibly.

As far as carb watching, carbohydrates are the energy your body uses to make you work. They can be simple (like sugar) or complex (like oats or wholemeal/grain bread). They will be accounted for in your cal/kj measurement table, HOWEVER the proportions of carbohydrate to fat and whether it is complex or simple does make a difference. Simple carbohydrates are a bit like NOS in a race car - energy to burn. Complex carbohydrates are like slow release fertiliser, just enough to keep ticking over for an extended period. Also, the higher the fat percentage, the less weight loss helpful it is. That is basically a complex topic wrapped into a nutshell.

Essentially though I'm sure you have a vague idea of sensible eating and it will probably cover the above without you realising.
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Postby zojo » Thu Jun 07, 2007 6:02 pm

okay Girl's..thanx heaps for that..now I'm more confuzzled than ever LMAO..

Okay, I'm going to check out that link Kate gave me :D

will let you know how I get on :wink:
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Postby emma21 » Sat Jun 16, 2007 12:50 am

According to the source that I got my daily kJ and Fat Gram allowance from:

If you have less than 6kg to lose:
5250kJ/1250cal and 35g fat for women and 6300kJ/1500cal and 42g fat for men.

If you have 6-20kg to lose:
6300kJ/1500cal and 42g fat for women and 7325kJ/1750cal and 49g fat for men.

More than 20kg to lose:
7325kJ/1750cal and 49g fat for women and 8370kJ/2000cal and 56g fat for men.

At the moment, I fall into the latter category. Using that amount of kJ's but have reduced my fat intake to 35g instead of 49g (I just think that 49g is too much and I can usually easily get 35g fat or less on a daily basis - and I dont overly stress if I am slightly over 35g for the day)

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Postby zojo » Sat Jun 16, 2007 4:53 pm

Okay..I have the info I need for my body + weightloss.

These are my stat's:

Calories: 1620 / day (I easily stay under my target :) )

Fat: 50 gms / day (Wow, so much but because I'm on Xenical I'm only allowed 40 gms...I usually eat approx: 20 => 30 gms )

Exercise: <45 mins walk / day (Well, I'm making sure that I do this + then some :D )

So at least a have a general figure of what I need to aim for..it's soo confuzzling when you're first starting out LOL..you hear lot's of things about do's + don'ts and all the myths etc. and you don't know who to believe :shock: :?
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