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How are the Calorie requirements calculated?


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When I put in my Stats and have the calorie tool calculate the calories burned and the calories to be consumed. It comes back with 2296 burned a day (sedentary) and 1526 required for weight loss. Now if you should only need a 500 deficate why is the system saying I should be at a 770 deficate?

I have also found that this is too low for me and I don't loose at this, but if I up my calorie intake to about 1700-1800 daily I will lose easier.

I was just wondering why it would take the calories so low?

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Original Post by looking2change:

When I put in my Stats and have the calorie tool calculate the calories burned and the calories to be consumed. It comes back with 2296 burned a day (sedentary) and 1526 required for weight loss. Now if you should only need a 500 deficate why is the system saying I should be at a 770 deficate?

I have also found that this is too low for me and I don't loose at this, but if I up my calorie intake to about 1700-1800 daily I will lose easier.

I was just wondering why it would take the calories so low?

Did you happen to put in a end date for your loss? Technically 1200 is the minimum.  Now we all know no one should actually be eating that but, CC will allow a big deficit if the min is above 1200 to reach your goal date.

That said, it's just a tool.  Part of the weight loss/maintenance/health project is learning what works for us - sounds like you already know so I would just do what you know to be right.

I second what Chickey says.

I forgot I had even posted this. And no, I didn't put in an end date as I want this to work so no pressure to loose by a certain date. I have been overweight all my life so no rush to get rid of the weight. Thanks for the replys.

 

 

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