So I've started my exercise routine and I go to the gym at least 4-6 times a week. Any time that I miss a workout day, I'll go to the gym twice a day to make up for it. So far, I'm noticing some differences in how my body looks. I've taken pictures over time once a week, and the results are definitely showing, however the scale doesn't really agree with me. My goal weight is 105, and I'm maintaining between 123 and 120. My calorie intake is 1200, and I'm 5'2. According to CC, to reach my goal date by November I should consume 1200 calories a day. But if I don't put a date in, it says I should take in AT LEAST 1695 calories!!! I'm not sure about this, but this feels like a lot of food to take in! I'm afraid that if I suddenly jump to this calorie intake, I'm just going to gain weight. What should I do?
You would need 1200 calories if you did absolutely nothing. However, you exercise so you need to eat more; at least 1600 so that sounds about right.
If you enter an aggressive date for your weight loss goal date it will always say 1200 calories, this is just what Calorie Count tells many members, but it doesn't mean it's accurate.
I think you should up your calories to go with your exercise routine.
If you only eat 1200 calories and burn 300 calories doing exercise, you have only consumed 900. The days you work out twice you need at least 1600. You have to fuel your body in order for it to perform as you expect it too.
Hope this helps.
Good luck and be healthy!
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