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Jan 30th, 2014, 13:43 PM  
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How many calories do you aim to stick to?

I know everyone is individual but was interested in your calorie allowance and how successful you have been at sticking to it, or losing weight with it?

Jan 30th, 2014, 14:17 PM  
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Thus far, I've been very successful, but I'm having a little trouble at the moment. My calorie allowance is 1800 per day, though generally I eat a little below that (when I'm being good!).
Feb 2nd, 2014, 19:27 PM  
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Mine was 1200-1500 a day and was quite good at sticking to it x
Feb 3rd, 2014, 10:29 AM  
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Last year I did around 1200 cals a day. It was hard but I was strict and I did lose a lot of weight, but looking back I wasn't eating enough calories at all, and I was exercising and breast feeding on top of that.

Towards the end of the year when I was finally getting back on track, I switched to around 1800 cal a day and I felt much better on that and still lost weight although not as quickly
Feb 3rd, 2014, 21:31 PM  
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I have not really paid any attention to it in the last year or so but now that I am starting back up again I am right at 1500. This is the first week of an eight week challenge that I am doing so I am going to gauge the body reaction to it after the first month is over to see if I want to do the same for the second month or not. The last time I went this low it was a very hard struggle keeping up with my normal life, exercise and low calorie days.
Feb 3rd, 2014, 21:59 PM  
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To lose a pound a week, I need to keep it around 1700-1800 calories a day, but I have a lot of trouble sticking with that. I've found that I would really prefer to eat over 2,000 a day and exercise to make up the difference, so I have to be really careful that I don't eat mindlessly.
Feb 5th, 2014, 16:57 PM  
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That is always tricky MandaBear. I have done that a few times and even with a lower daily limit it is hard. I have done pretty good this week but last night was cutting it a little close. Have you tried to change out the foods you normally eat with something that might be better (and more fulfilling)?
Feb 5th, 2014, 18:01 PM  
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I try to keep it between 1,200 and 1,800 depending on what I am doing that day. If it's a low activity day, I try not to eat as much. I am not as strict on myself as I should be, though, and find myself going over several times a week. It may be time to start writing it all down in a notebook again and getting one of the apps available.
Feb 6th, 2014, 02:53 AM  
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I am not very good at keeping track of my calories, but I try not to go over about 1,900 per day. It think I have been successful with it because I am seeing results.
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