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Diet Challenge Tip 3: Calculate Your Daily Calorie Goal

By Kerri-Ann Jennings, December 20, 2011 - 12:48pm

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I am trying to loose 5 pounds and has not being easy.
I am exercising everyday, 45 mins cardio one day elliptical the other day ranning and some weights
My daily menu is:
A glass of water before breakfast
I glass of body by vi shake with bananas and non fat milk.
A mango or apple in between meals
Lunch- sometimes another shake or breast chicken with steeled vegetables
Dinner - filled fish and streamed vegetables or or 3 boiled eggs with the yoke.
And I am not loosing weight. For over 30 days, I am still 125.40 pounds.
I think I have serious problem with my metabolism. It's what the personal trainer thinks.
Please tell me what to do.


07/31/2012 - 2:57pm

It also seems like very slow weight loss for the seriously overweight. I'm on a healthy diet that's about half the calories that formula recommends. I don't need to feed my fat, just my lean body mass that's underneath it. LOL


01/19/2012 - 7:45pm

This formula does not account for sex, age, or activity level.


01/03/2012 - 8:52pm

I'm getting 880 calories - not nearly enough for an active female.


01/03/2012 - 3:16pm

That calculation is ridiculous. A 124 lb woman should eat 988 calories a day? Yeah, that sounds healthy.


01/03/2012 - 1:35pm

and the weight number - is that the current or goal weight...unclear in your post...especially for newbies!


01/03/2012 - 1:30pm

What is the scientific basis for this calculation? It seems bogus to me


01/03/2012 - 1:10pm

700 calories a day? This obviously does not go for skinny people, or i would die of malnutrition.


01/03/2012 - 12:26pm

that formula doesn't work so well for petite people trying to lose a few pounds... it calculates my intake to around 800 cals a day. too low to be healthy... just sayin


01/03/2012 - 12:13pm

This calculation is a massive over simplification and could lead some people to restrict calories to an unhealthy level. I am a 5'3" woman with a BMI of 22 and a body fat percentage around 19%. Your formula would have me eating under 1000 calories a day if I wanted to shed a few pounds. That is below my BMR. It would be very unhealthy for me to restrict calories like that. PLEASE don't post formulas like this without explaining their limitations.


01/03/2012 - 12:12pm

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