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    Default Ideal daily calorie deficit to lose weight

    Title says it all really.

    Is it -500 calories? Or more? When is it too much?

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    I think when trying to lose weight the min should be 500. And you shouldn't feel hungry on that.
    Mine is around 1000 a day sometimes 1200 deficit. I think once you get to 1000 cal deficit that's when you should stop.
    Because anything higher and you will feel really hungry. Plus your energy levels will drop. An overall it's not good for your body.
    But then Im talking about a calorie deficit based on your calories burned per day not based on what someone is eating now. E.g a person may be consuming 3000 cals a day then obviously the deficit would be higher.

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    Thanks, i think im averaging around a 1800 calories deficit* :/ which would explain my weightloss stopping.

    *Based on my base metabolic rate, plus what i burn exercising vs what im eating. *sigh*

    but 1000 is fine? Cause that would be easier than trying to get to 500 deficit.

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    500 a day will result in 0.5kg loss per week and this amount is generally considered the way to ensure the weight loss will stay off long term

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    It's strange you are not losing on that deficit, it's pretty big.
    How many cals are you eating?

    Try eating a bit more maybe an extra 250 cals. See where that takes you.
    I lose best an very low cals around 1200. But I have heard some people don't.

    How much are you working out? Personally I would ease off on hard workouts and focus on food. Exercise doesn't help me lose weight. I believe it's 80% food.

    I wouldn't be upping cals by 800 tho.

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    What is a deficit? I lose weight best at 1500 cals a day. But I'm breastfeeding. I have found a daily walk helps more than a hard work out also.

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    Im eating between 800 and 1000 (if i force myself to make it to 1000)

    I do bootcamp 1 day a week (burning 800 calories) zumba 2 nights a week burning approx 600 calories a session and then a gym session where i burn approx 300-400 calories.

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    Quote Originally Posted by louellyn View Post
    500 a day will result in 0.5kg loss per week and this amount is generally considered the way to ensure the weight loss will stay off long term

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    Most of my stomach has been cut out, im fairly certain i wont re gain.

    I lose if i dont exercise, but thats not healthy, and exercise is my hobby i dont wanna give it up. >_<

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    An average adult female should avoid going under 1200 calories per day, because you can stop loosing weight because your body starts trying to retain it in case you're in a famine.
    I'll give you an example. I spent five months sitting on 1000 calories a day. Didn't loose ANYthing. I was working out and burning calories to the tune of about 300 per day as well. That meant my body was only getting 700 in reality. The second I went up to 1300 AND the extra 300 to cover exercise, I stated loosing weight again.
    It's very hit and miss, smaller people require less. But it's a good average top not go lower than 1200 per day.

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    Yep on those calories I would up it to 1200 to start.
    You might be burning to much calories for your body.
    Try adding protein and good carbs like brown rice.
    Eat more seafood, lean meat and chicken.
    I find that I feel much better eating red lean meat and I lose weight quicker also.
    Different bodies react differently to certain foods like carbs, sugar, fat etc.
    Stay away from alcohol, this one kills me.

    If you up your calories to 1200 or even 1300 and you still are not losing weight you should probably see a doctor to get things checked out.


 

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