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First time ever calorie counting

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MyOtherProfile Fri 12-May-17 17:30:39

Started 1st May to record all I eat on the Samsung health app. It has really helped me cut down on snacks. My weight has crept up since I had children because I've constantly grazed and eaten snack stuff I've bought for them. I've cut down quite a bit but am still having about 1900 calories a day. I've looked on calculators and it seems for my profile I should have 2000 to lose weight and 1600 to lose faster. Does this sound reasonable? I did the couch25k a couple of years ago then stopped when I got to the end of the programme so this weekend I want to start again on that. Does anyone have any experience of this? Any thoughts or tips? Or just generally any hand holding?

Ilikecrocs Fri 12-May-17 17:41:24

Does you Samsung count your steps and show how many calories you burn during the day? Or do you have a Fitbit?
You can work out from that how many calories you need to lose weight...on average eat 500 cals less than you burn a day.

MyOtherProfile Fri 12-May-17 22:37:50

Yes it does. Good tip thanks.

Styleangel Thu 15-Jun-17 17:39:47

I don't loose any unless my calories are 1000 or less. I don't go the gym though I walk the dogs and go for bike rides and generally fairly active most days. I was always a size 8 till I hit 30's really, could eat what I wanted and now in my 40's I'm more a 12/14 😳. But controlling the calories is helping. Good luck op x

Autumnchill Thu 15-Jun-17 18:03:28

I'm using Fat Secret app and goal is 1700 but averaging 1400. I lost a stone in 3 months earlier this year then went on holiday! Back on it now and I'm finding it relatively easy.

Good luck 😊

Styleangel Thu 15-Jun-17 18:40:21

I find eating low calorie stuff much more effective than slimming world, I got fed up of that

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