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# how many calories should i be eating to lose weight?

Posted by Anonymous
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Im 6ft, 201lbs, 28 yrs old. Im breastfeeding, im doing the jillian micheals 30day shred level 2 video in the morning, and running one mile at night.
Posted by Anonymous on Feb. 4, 2015 at 1:27 PM
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by Anonymous 2 on Feb. 4, 2015 at 1:28 PM
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by *Claire-Bear* on Feb. 4, 2015 at 2:00 PM

BMR: 1736+500( Bfing)=2236

Maintenance while working out 3-5 days per week: 2236*1.55=3465

To lose 2 lbs per week: 3465-1000=2465

Your ideal calorie range while BFing and working out 3-5 days per week is 2236-2465 calories per day to lose 2 lbs per week.

Claire

" I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13

by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Feb. 4, 2015 at 2:05 PM
Thank you!

Quoting mcginnisc:

BMR: 1736+500( Bfing)=2236

Maintenance while working out 3-5 days per week: 2236*1.55=3465

To lose 2 lbs per week: 3465-1000=2465

Your ideal calorie range while BFing and working out 3-5 days per week is 2236-2465 calories per day to lose 2 lbs per week.

by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Feb. 4, 2015 at 2:08 PM
As i lose do i need to reduce my calorie intake to continue losing?

Quoting mcginnisc:

BMR: 1736+500( Bfing)=2236

Maintenance while working out 3-5 days per week: 2236*1.55=3465

To lose 2 lbs per week: 3465-1000=2465

Your ideal calorie range while BFing and working out 3-5 days per week is 2236-2465 calories per day to lose 2 lbs per week.

by Anonymous 3 on Feb. 4, 2015 at 2:11 PM
No. You should also be building muscle since you're working out, which requires more calories per pound to maintain than fat (meaning your calorie requirement will increase, not decrease).

Quoting Anonymous 1: As i lose do i need to reduce my calorie intake to continue losing?

Quoting mcginnisc:

BMR: 1736+500( Bfing)=2236

Maintenance while working out 3-5 days per week: 2236*1.55=3465

To lose 2 lbs per week: 3465-1000=2465

Your ideal calorie range while BFing and working out 3-5 days per week is 2236-2465 calories per day to lose 2 lbs per week.

by *Claire-Bear* on Feb. 4, 2015 at 2:13 PM

Quoting Anonymous 1: As i lose do i need to reduce my calorie intake to continue losing?
Quoting mcginnisc:

BMR: 1736+500( Bfing)=2236

Maintenance while working out 3-5 days per week: 2236*1.55=3465

To lose 2 lbs per week: 3465-1000=2465

Your ideal calorie range while BFing and working out 3-5 days per week is 2236-2465 calories per day to lose 2 lbs per week.

Not necessarily. You need to recalculate your BMR every 10 lbs or so to make sure you have the correct caloric requirements.

Claire

" I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13

by Anonymous 4 on Feb. 4, 2015 at 2:16 PM
Less than you burn.
by Anonymous 5 on Feb. 4, 2015 at 2:26 PM

She's bf even if she wasn't this is poor advise!

Quoting Anonymous 4: Less than you burn.

by Anonymous 5 on Feb. 4, 2015 at 2:30 PM

Worry more about what your eating than how many calories. I'm eating a lot but I'm also eating the correct portions of the kinds of food one should be eating. Thats most important.