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    partygurl is offline Warming Up
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    how many calories a day do i need to lose fat

    just want calorie advice (how much i should be consuming if i want to lose body fat)

    i am 27, 5'3 (thought i was 5'4 but found out a few days ago im 5'3.. ive shrunk), i currently weigh 9 stone and 2 pounds (i dont know what that is in pounds) and feel i only need to lose about 5 pounds of fat but i get the feeling these last 5 are gonna be tough to shift.

    i do 4-5 days cardio such as 30 mins running, cycling, 40 min spinning class, 1 hour aerobics, 1 hour power walk. in addidtion to that i do walking every day taking my daughter to and from school as well as cleaning etc so im not exactly sat on my backside all day.

    i do weight 2-3 times a week depending on how much time i have, each session usualy last abotu 30 mins.

    how many daily calories roughly to i need to be consuming to lose body fat???

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    Greenhorn Gal is offline Second Set
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    You need to calculate your BMR, then eat 500 less calories than it takes to maintain your current weight (BMR). There are several ways to calculate BMR--google Harris-Benedict formula, that seems to be one that I see mentioned often.

    If you eat 500 calores less than you burn each day, you will lose about 1 lb per week. Look on the forum at the nutrition stickies and check out LV's grocery list--you'll see some good suggestions for eating clean. Sounds like you are doing well with physical activity--tweak your diet a little and I bet you'll see the results you want.

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    tribal is offline Third Set
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    You are 128 pounds. Enter your details on this calculator. Proceed to multiply your BMR by your activity level according to the Harris Benedict Formula.

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    theGOOCH is offline International Man of Mystery
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    Use the calculator as a starting point, but remember its just an estimate. Use the numbers it gives you for a week or 2 and see if you're losing the appropriate amount of weight. If not, adjust accordingly

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