Calorie Calculation 101

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

I searched for information on my recommended calorie intake and goals for losing 2 lbs. a week - I swear, Spark is making it harder & harder to find this information. I just need to stay at this & then I wouldn't have to keep searching for it when I get this bug... Anyway, I found this link, which is really the root of daily recommended calories & calorie burn. My biggest wake-up call here was what I already know:

1 pound = 3500 calories
To lose 2 lbs. a week, I need a deficit of 7000 calories (OR) 1000 calores a DAY!

I really need to get tracking the calories in and be dilligent about my workouts...

I logged my food and exercise today - YAY me :)

I also made it through Day 4 of my PUSH goals... this time around was challenging.

How are you guys doing?

Here is the link to calorie calc 101:

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    Thanks for sharing! I use the bodybugg website and am thankful it spelled all this out. I had no idea what my actual deficit's were daily but do now. You can do this!
    3297 days ago
    Great job! I find it so helpful to copy meals from previous days. There's a button when you're tracking that says "copy foods". It saves so much time when you're tracking condiments and all that jazz!

    Here's to your happy, healthy self!!!
    3297 days ago
    Great job with your workouts and getting them in in the morning. Let us know how everything goes!!
    3298 days ago
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