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Love51 Mon 31-Oct-16 22:22:32

How do you know how many calories to eat? Am 11 and a half stone and 5 foot 8.
Guessing 1200-1500 depending on how fast I want to lose?

absolutelynotfabulous Wed 02-Nov-16 15:58:35

I have a fitbit and eat between 900-1200 cals, in conjunction with 10000 steps. Ion that basis, I should in theory lose a pound a week.

I'd prefer a longer-term weight loss though. I can't starve any more.

JamieVardysParty Fri 04-Nov-16 14:46:31

I'm a similar height/weight and burn 1800 calories per day living a sedentary lifestyle. I'm currently eating 1300 calories per day, up to 1500 on the days I go to the gym. I tend to eat so it averages out at this over the week.

Sparlklesilverglitter Fri 04-Nov-16 14:48:31

I am losing my baby weight at the Moment and I'm the same weight and height as you.

I stick to 1450 a day and so far have seen weight loss each week, most weeks at 2lb a week

alisha073 Sat 05-Nov-16 01:18:42

I have been on many diets and I find restricting a ton of calories never helps and isn't possible to keep up with. I think your own suggestion is just about right - 1,200 to 1,500 calories a day along with moderate exercise and you should be fine.

Love51 Sun 06-Nov-16 15:56:22

Thanks all smile

SillyMummyJan Thu 05-Jan-17 21:51:27

My other half swears by this site www.iifym.com/iifym-calculator/ to work out how many calories you should be eating to lose weight. It's more aimed at bodybuilding type people i suppose but it's worked fine for me in the past.

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