Hi everyone :) I'm a 25 year old 5'3'' 150lb chick. I look nowhere near 150 because I have a lot of muscle and definition. Not enough to be bulky, but enough to completely toned except for the tummy (my problem area). Everything else is generally sleek and toned. Even though I love working out I also love eating, but I also wanna lose my tummy weight. I work out over an hour a day out of pure habit at the moment. It burn exactly 2910 calories every single day. I eat anywhere from 14,00-2,100 calories to keep up. That's really all the food and calories I can stand. That's snacking, drinking things with calories, and having rather large meals. However, this means I burn 1510-810 more calories than I eat. So I guess my question is.....should I be gorging myself? I really don't want to but people say you should never burn more calories than you eat, and the CC thingy always tell me I've only eaten the minimum 500-1,000 a day....if that.
The only way you can lose weight is by burning more than you eat so "people" have it wrong.
I'm not sure what you mean by "the CC thingy always tell me I've only eaten the minimum 500-1,000 a day....if that." You mean you have a 500-1,000 calorie deficit? That's a good thing if you want to lose weight, although a 1,000 calorie deficit is likely too high for someone your size.
How do you know you burn 1,000 calories working out for an hour? What are you doing in that time?
I'm not sure I understand your question. Should you be "gorging" yourself? No, but that's not what you are doing, or would be doing. You'd be eating the amount of calories it takes to maintain your weight or the amount it takes to lose. I hardly consider that "gorging."
You are eating 14,000 calories per day? Or is that a typo? I'll assume you meant 1,400-2,100 calories.
You are probably not burning 1,000 calories in an hour unless it is very intense. But even if you are burning half of that, you should eat a little more. Your BMR is 1,500 and you shouldn't ever eat less than that. On a day when you do no exercise, you burn 1,800. And if you burn an extra 500 working out for an hour, then you burn 2,300. So eating 1,400 would mean a 900 calorie deficit, which is too much for someone your size. I don't think you need to increase by a lot, eating 1,600-2,100 would probably be fine.
ok Ill explain how I believe I am burning that much. I have a really nice elliptical machine that tells me how many calories I have burned. I VIGOROUSLY work out for and hour an a half a day. WITHOUT exercise I naturally burn about 1910 calories. So on average I burn at LEAST 2910 calories a day. So when I eat, let's go with the bigger number and say, 2,100 calories I have a deficit of 810 . Which is what I've seen as a normal dieters pleasure. HOWEVER, when I log on here and put in my food an exercise throughout the day it tells me I have like.....900 calories left to eat, or 500 calories left to eat. Even after I've completed my day. ALSO, it tells me I have only ate about 400 calories or ....ya know...small numbers like that. I feel as though if I am eating and exercising correctly why does it keep telling me I should eat more or that I've eaten less than what I have. It's just confusing is all.
It sounds like CC is telling you that you have 900, 500, however many calories left to eat to reach the amount you need to be eating to lose weight. If that's the case, you're severely undereating.
If CC is telling you that you've only eaten 400 caloires then you're not logging all of your food. I don't understand how you know you're eating 2,100 calories if CC is telling you that you only ate 400. I think I'm really confused.
As far as how much you burn, machines are notoriously inaccurate when it comes to calories burned. You'd probably be better just logging an hour/hour and a half of a vigorous elliptical workout here on CC as opposed to going by what the machine says.
CC takes out the calories from the exercise. So if I eat 400 calories and then go work off 400 calories CC will tell me I've eaten nothing. Which yes is dangerous, but AGAIN I eat a lot and I get up to 2100 calories sometimes. It's like CC is telling me to gorge myself. Take today for example. I will eat coffee, a banana, black berries, and cereal. For lunch Ill have white chicken chili with tortillas, for dinner Im having meatloaf with a baked potato and broccoli. My snacks consist of ICE CREAM for dessert, and usually a bowl of cereal while watching the news.....maybe a burrito if I feel like it (and I usually do.)and Ill throw in a few shots of whiskey just to say F-it That brings me to 2090 calories......minus 1110 for activities......total cals consumed comes to 980......remaining cals 438<----------------Logged everything to the T and it still tell me I need to eat more. Doesn't it sound like I'm eating through? Those are big meals with big calories....I don't wanna eat anymore, and I love to workout....To eat anymore would be gorging myself :(
You can enter your daily target goal on CC. The number of calories below that is what you're most likely seeing.
If your daily calorie goal is 2500 calories and you're logging 2000 you'll show that you have 500 left.
FYI, that hour and a half that you're burning isn't exactly 1000 calories. You need to subtract the non-exercise calories from that equation.
If you put your stats in with high exercise then it already accounts for it. If you put yourself in at sedentary then a 1,000 calories of exercise (assuming the elliptical is accurate) less the normal sedentary burn for that period...so probably closer to 700-800.
It sounds like you're making it much more difficult than it needs to be.
980 isn't the "total calories consumed"; it's the net calories consumed.
If you're burning 1,900 being sedentary and then an additional 1,110 calories through exercise then you're burning roughly 2,900 calories a day (CC subtracts the amount you would normally burn during that 90 minutes of exercise from the 1,110 calories burned during exercise so it's not double counted).
That means by eating 2,100 calories, you have a deficit of 800 calories which will result in a loss of just about 1.5 pounds per week.
My suggestion? Look at how many calories you're burning total (through exercise + daily living) and eat 500 calories less than that.
Note: this is all dependant on burning 1,110 calories during a workout, which sounds like a high estimate.
Thank you Bierorama that actually helps a lot. :) and I know the amount I burn seems high, but Im an at home mom with 2 kids, 2 animals, and my husband is not around so much so I do everything vigorously. Every meal home cooked, everything cleaned everyday top to bottom, gardening/mowing done everyday, hours of workouts, up at 5am, running after a 2 yr old....I lead a very energetic life out of pure boredom. Which is why I tend to have such a high cal burn ratio.
Yeah, that seems high to me, too.
Bierama has the math, down, though. As for machines, they estimate notoriously high. A a reference, I don't even burn close to that when doing a sprint triathlon where I am swimming, cycling and running for nearly 90 minutes straight and in race conditions.
I may come close to that on a 2 hour + bike ride with hills and at decent pace, but otherwise, it seems super high.
ETA: I don't doubt you burn a lot but the machine exercise burn seems high, is what I think we're saying.
well I used the CC tool to see what it says, and it actually calculates roughly 90 calories lower than my elliptical. So needless to say my machine is calculating lower. The tool was helpful though.
* or 20 cals lower....I forget lol but I know it told me I burned over 1000 cals after 90 minutes of work out time.
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