Saturday, August 6, 2011

Calorie crisis...

I just made my first post on SparkPeople regarding my calorie crisis.  Soooo, here's the question I posted:

I'm trying to go on a low-carb diet and exercise twice a day, in the morning for around an hour and in the afternoon for around 1hr 30 mins.  I know that sounds extreme, but I want to get serious about this.  The problem I'm having is how many calories do I eat to sustain this weightloss? I use those calculators that tell me how much to eat based upon how much I want to lose, but those never seem to be accurate esp b/c I'll be doing double-duty in working out.

I know if i eat too few calories, I could be sabotaging myself... can someone help me?

Your help is very much appreciated!!

What do you think? Any suggestions?


So far the responses have been:
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I guess I would consider this amount of exercise to be very active, but it's saying I need to consume around 2200-2500 cals a day, that can't seem right.  How is it on the BL they only consume 1500 cals and exercise 8 hrs a day! what the....

Also, just went onto a body fat calculator and it says I'm about 44% body fat. Excelllllent!

1 comment:

Emily H said...

I fell behind on this a bit. But if it makes you feel better, no body fat calculator is accurate. You actually have to have your body fat measured. Have you heard of a BodPod? You should check to see if there's one in your area. They have one at the health center at my job and you sit in it and it gives you your EXACT body fat percentage and the calories that you should intake each day for weight loss. It's more accurate than anything else. Just a tip ;-). Stick with it, love. I'm also currently trying to lose weight and I know it's tough!