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    Calorie Calulating Help

    I just want to make sure I am doing this right.

    (I'm using these numbers for math sake to make it easy and I know this would be a highly unhealthy weight loss)

    For example say you need 2500 calories to maintain your current weight. You cut your needed calories to eating 1500 a day and you work out for a couple hours a day running or whatever and burn 1500 calories a day.

    So (2500-1500)+1500=2500 calories that go towards your weight loss? Did I do that right?

    And yes I know that is extremely unhealthy because that would equal 22 pounds in a month which is insane. (If my math and way of calculating is right).

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    Re: Calorie Calulating Help

    Find out your basal caloric needs and then subtract 500 calories from that to find out how much you need to eat every day.



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    Re: Calorie Calulating Help

    Quote Originally Posted by CyBer View Post
    Find out your basal caloric needs and then subtract 500 calories from that to find out how much you need to eat every day.
    That would be the 1 pound a week theory right? And I'm looking to cut calories eating and exercising more but I am trying to figure out how to calculate it correctly.


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    Re: Calorie Calulating Help

    Assuming you are male:

    66+ (6.23 x weight in lbs) + (12.7 x height in inches) - (6.8 x age in years)

    Take that number and multiply by one of the following:

    1.2- little to no activity
    1.375- light activity
    1.55 moderate activity
    1.7 very active
    1.9 extremely active

    That number gives you how many calories you need to maintain your current weight.

    Subtract 500 and you will get what you need to lose weight healthily

    You want to lose the weight slowly or you will not be able to stick with it, say 1-2 lbs a week (probably more at first).



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    Re: Calorie Calulating Help

    If you need 2500 to maintain and only eat 1500 and then burn off 1500 you would be slowly killing yourself.

    If 2500 was your maintenance without exercise and you burn another 1500 from running you would need 3500 to maintain.



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    Re: Calorie Calulating Help

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUCyclones2015 View Post
    I just want to make sure I am doing this right.

    (I'm using these numbers for math sake to make it easy and I know this would be a highly unhealthy weight loss)

    For example say you need 2500 calories to maintain your current weight. You cut your needed calories to eating 1500 a day and you work out for a couple hours a day running or whatever and burn 1500 calories a day.

    So (2500-1500)+1500=2500 calories that go towards your weight loss? Did I do that right?

    And yes I know that is extremely unhealthy because that would equal 22 pounds in a month which is insane. (If my math and way of calculating is right).

    Thank you.
    It's hard to know if you're adding it right unless you use different numbers for caloric intake and calories burned from exercise, but I think you're doing it correctly. If you burn 1000 for exercise it would be 2500-1500+1000.



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    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    If you need 2500 to maintain and only eat 1500 and then burn off 1500 you would be slowly killing yourself.

    If 2500 was your maintenance without exercise and you burn another 1500 from running you would need 3500 to maintain.
    Yes and he would be losing muscle mass because his body would start to eat itself.



    Do the calculations that I gave you.



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    Quote Originally Posted by CyBer View Post
    Yes and he would be losing muscle mass because his body would start to eat itself.



    Do the calculations that I gave you.
    I'd worry more about the killing yourself thing, but yes, muscle mass would suffer.



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    Who cares if you are dead if you don't look ripped in the casket?



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    Re: Calorie Calulating Help

    Quote Originally Posted by CyBer View Post
    Yes and he would be losing muscle mass because his body would start to eat itself.



    Do the calculations that I gave you.

    Yes I know those calculations are unhealthy and they weren't even my numbers. Just making sure I was doing it right. And I'm looking at 2 pounds a week so subtracting 500 from eating and doing 500 from exercising. My real number is ~2800


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    Quote Originally Posted by CyBer View Post
    Who cares if you are dead if you don't look ripped in the casket?
    True, might as well leave behind a beautiful corpse.



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    Re: Calorie Calulating Help

    My advice:
    1. Rely solely on diet to lose weight. Make exercise calories burned a bonus. That way you don't make any excuses about "I worked out really hard I deserve/can afford this extra food" because you risk going over.
    2. You are always burning less calories than you think and consuming more calories than you think. There are tons of extra things you never think about like condiments that can add up.



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    Re: Calorie Calulating Help

    Quote Originally Posted by Rhoadhoused View Post
    He meant have a deficit of 1500 total, so he was talking 500 calories burned from exercise.

    My advice:
    1. Rely solely on diet to lose weight. Make exercise calories burned a bonus. That way you don't make any excuses about "I worked out really hard I deserve/can afford this extra food" because you risk going over.
    2. You are always burning less calories than you think and consuming more calories than you think. There are tons of extra things you never think about like condiments that can add up.
    Well he may have meant that, but he didn't type that.



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    RIP Cyclones2015, your diet was so extreme it killed you.



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    Re: Calorie Calulating Help

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    Well he may have meant that, but he didn't type that.
    I meant what you were thinking burning 1500 from exercise not a 1500 total deficit. And I know this is way unhealthy like I said in the first post. I was making the numbers simple for math sake to figure out the calculations.


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