# EatingWell 7-Day Meal Plan Help

### How to choose the right calorie level for your 7-day meal plans.

"To anonymous who said "ome one is not proof reading this article. I weight 131x12= 1,572 if I subtract 1,000 as it states I would be eating 572 calories this is not correct. I was taught your weight times 10 to loose weight and times 12...

Shouldn't this read, "subtract 100 calories?" I think there is just an extra 0.

Anonymous

09/28/2012 - 11:58am

so i did these calculations and got 464? that equation must be wrong. im 122 lbs.

Anonymous

10/06/2012 - 1:46pm

some of you guys dont need to be on diets especially if you your only weigh 122 just stay active and productive

Anonymous

10/23/2012 - 2:07pm

There is another article somewhere here on EW.com and it explains to subtract 500. That made more sense when I did it; it had me at nearly a 1200 calorie plan.

Anonymous

11/01/2012 - 12:55pm

OK people, learn to read ... after the calculation it says

(Note: If you calculate a number that’s less than 1,200 calories, follow the 1,200-calorie plan. Eating less than that, it’s hard to meet your daily nutrition requirements.)

So , if you come up with a number lower than 1200, go with the 1200 cal diet...

Anonymous

11/13/2012 - 2:39pm

Note it states that "If you calculate a number that’s less than 1,200 calories, follow the 1,200-calorie plan. Eating less than that, it’s hard to meet your daily nutrition requirements.)"

So if you get a number less than 1,200 calories then stick to the 1200 calorie plan.

Anonymous

11/28/2012 - 12:04pm

Start your weight loss journey at the higher end of the calorie allotment and edge down as you lose. The less you have to lose the harder it gets, so this way your progress will be more consistent and you will be more likely to stick with it.

Anonymous

12/31/2012 - 2:57pm

Lol, that calculation is off. I'm pretty sure that I should eat more than 254 calories per day! (That's not even a whole meal.)

Anonymous

01/03/2013 - 11:47am

That is a pretty restrictive algorithim. I weight 126 pounds (Yes doesn't sound alot but when your a 5"3 girl its a little chubby) but my calorie intake was supposed to be 512 a day?

I think a much better program would be (weight) x 12 - 500

That gets me to 1012 calories which is much closer to the 1200 calorie diet :)

Anonymous

01/06/2013 - 3:02am

I understand I go to 1200 now after I reach my goal do I then increase to 1500 or do I stick to the 1200. I really love to eat but now that I'm getting older and 3 babies later I am not maintaining the weight like I used to.

Amina_6

01/08/2013 - 10:29pm