How Many Calories Does One Person Need?

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    Oct 10, 2008 6:15 PM GMT
    Between breakfast and luch I consumed 597 calories. According to Nu4You I need to consume 2400 calories per day to lose weight the healthy way. This leaves 1803 calories for the day. I have no intention of consuming 1803 calories for dinner and I don't feel like scrambling to figure out a way to consume 1803 calories. So if I have half of the 2400 calories alloted to me, is that really unhealthy if I just don't feel like eating anymore?
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    Oct 10, 2008 7:59 PM GMT
    hmm not sure what their program consist of..
    I would split the calories over 5 or 6 meals a day...
    aim for 500 calories in morning time then by night have a meal consist of 350 calories ....
    Breakfast - 500 calories
    Snack- 350
    Lunch- 500 Caloires
    Snack- 350
    Dinner- 400
    Snack - 300
    Total- 2400 Calories

    Again not sure what their regime calls for.

    If you don't eat enough calories your body will start to use up lean tissue.

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    Oct 10, 2008 8:21 PM GMT
    NoNameGuy saidBetween breakfast and luch I consumed 597 calories. According to Nu4You I need to consume 2400 calories per day to lose weight the healthy way. This leaves 1803 calories for the day. I have no intention of consuming 1803 calories for dinner and I don't feel like scrambling to figure out a way to consume 1803 calories. So if I have half of the 2400 calories alloted to me, is that really unhealthy if I just don't feel like eating anymore?


    Yes that's very unhealthy 1500 is the absolute minimum an adult male should be consuming daily. If you eat less your metabolism will crash leaving you sabotaging your own efforts



    I'd recommend consuming 1800-2000 calories and participating in a daily half hour of extra cardio. Breaking that up into 5-6 meals. 400 calories each with a 15-20g protein per meal

    Doing this will raise your metabolism up approximately 10%. So if your basic metabolic requirement is average 2500. Retaining that at 10% above normal plus the calories used up in the half hour of exercise (350-400)

    2500+250+400= 3150

    leaving you with a 1350 daily calorie deficit and allowing you to lose 2.5-3 pounds of fat per week.

    Keep it to that will also make it much less likely to regain weight in the long term



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    Oct 11, 2008 12:34 AM GMT
    I eat 3000 a day and the secret is to just eat good things constantly. Aside from the three major meals (almost always balanced), I snack on almonds, Nature Valley bars, shredded wheat, walnuts, fruits if you have it, bag of carrots.

    I take two bags of snacks to work every day, one before a teach and one right after. then I go home and have lunch!

    It honestly seems overwhelming but you just keep snacking on healthy options.
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    Oct 11, 2008 1:29 AM GMT
    Both of these guys make great points! Just to add to it... try focusing your complex carbs (starches and such) in the morning and within the first half hour before and after your workout, they will recharge your fuel source to continue your fat burning and muscle building. Depending on how late you stay up, say for instance ten, cut off all carbs. Avoid processed sugar, eat more fiber, drink lots of water, and remember that good fats in food are not your enemy!
  • JohnDallas

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    Oct 11, 2008 1:48 AM GMT
    AMT is exactly right in everything he stated to you. Thats the route you should go and re-evaluate your calorie needs on a monthly basis as you lose exess body fat. If you do not eat enought you will lose lean body mass. You need to avaid that at all costs. Look into some MRS (meal replacement shakes) to take inbetween your meals to make up the calories you do not want to eat. I recommend something as follows.

    8:00 Breakfat
    10:00 MRS
    12:00 Lunch

    --Workout--

    3:00 MRS
    6:00 Dinner
    9:00 MRS