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Weight Loss / Calories

Discussion in 'Male Health & HRT' started by rick055, Aug 11, 2009.

  1. rick055

    rick055 Active Member

    Dec 9, 2007
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    I lost a ton of weight following weight watchers and I am a believer in the system.

    However, one of its shortcomings IMO is that I don't know how many calories I eat...it's based on "points", which takes into account calories, fat and fiber.

    I can estimate it's about 50 calories per point, but I would like to get an accurate idea otherwise.

    For a 185 pound male who does intense aerobics 3 x 1 hour per week, what do you think average daily kcal requirements should look like in order to lose 1 - 2 pounds of fat per week?

    I want to get to about 170 - 175 (was 245!!) and I want to wean onto a different system.
  2. crazycrew

    crazycrew New Member

    Jan 12, 2009
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    The physician I use for weight loss uses a very simple formula. It may take longer (months) to lose the weight but once its off it stays off If you want to weigh 185 pds your calorie intake should be 1850 calories per day. Of course watching what you eat is an important as intake. So if you weigh 210 lbs and want to stay there your intake would be 2100 calories a day and so on.
    Also the amount of exercise you do helps with loss but not as much as a strict input regement.
    Over the past 4 or 5 months I have gone from 278 lbs to 239 lbs as of last week.
    Last edited: Aug 11, 2009
  3. snook

    snook New Member

    Jan 26, 2008
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    Lot's of variables in your equation, but if you consider just the caloric restriction side, 1lb of fat is roughly 3500 calories. If you remove 500 calories per day, you lose 1lb a week.

    Exercise and metabolic increases just compound the fat loss. There are calculators that predict calorie consumption based on exercise.
  4. pmgamer18

    pmgamer18 Prince of the Forums

    Dec 8, 2007
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    WW calories are about 50 calories per point the last time this question come up in a meeting. I get 36 points /day and don't use the extra points you get for the week 35 points and I don't use the extra points you get for exercising. So I eat about 1800 calories per day in the last 2 weeks I am down 7.5 lbs I like to avg. 2 lbs. per week yesterday I worked out in the gym heavy for 90 mins this added up over 14 extra points your only aloud to use the first 4 so if your doing a lot of exercise you need to eat more that day. I have found if I don't I don't lose my body goes into starvation mode and holds on to the fat.

    I think WW is great one of the best ways to lose weight through eating right. It's not a Diet it's a way of life.
  5. 00slotiv

    00slotiv Active Member

    Jan 22, 2008
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    On my way down from 203, I have been eating 2600-2700 calories a day and still dropping weight. Last weekend I was 177. It just keeps coming off but I am running around at work, then in the gym right until I rush into bed so that is part of it.

    Maybe the HGH is doing something to my metabolism. 2000 calories a day likely would cause you to lose more weight, but would you have enough energy to push yourself all week?

    I would feel like I am starving on 2000 and want to eat more than I do now.

    You could start at 2000-2300 and see what happens.

    You have done a fantastic job, keep it up!

  6. JanSz

    JanSz Well-Known Member

    Dec 8, 2007
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    You are probably one of the few guys around here that:

    said hello
    described problem
    got possible answer to his problem

    are using that answer


    getting good results


    most argue, try to modify advice,
    argue again

    3 years latter they still are at the square #1.

    278 lbs to 239 ----> 39#
    Last edited: Aug 11, 2009
  7. pcgizzmo

    pcgizzmo New Member

    Feb 15, 2009
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    OK, so how is it that Michael Phelps can eat 12,000 calories a day and stay super thin? I know he swims and trains and burns the extra calories but you can't tell me he is burning an extra 9000 calories a day w/exercise. you can look that up and see how many calories are burned for exercise and see that's next to impossible.


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