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Confused About Calories!!!

Okay so, I'm a girl who is 5'4", and I have gone from 185 pounds to currently 146 (yay!). I'm 19 years old. I have been trying soooo hard to figure out how many calories I should be eating in one day in order to keep losing weight in a healthy way, but I'm so confused! I know it depends on activity level. Every day, I do 30-45 minutes of cardio workouts on dvds, plus weight training different muscle groups on alternating days. It works out to be about an hour to an hour and 20 min. workout every day. I'm also a sophomore in college, and I go to a big school, and I ALWAYS walk to everywhere I have to go (never take the campus shuttle!!), which means about 30 mins or so of walking back and forth to class and friends' dorms every day as well. I'm not sure what my activity level should be considered, so I have no idea how much I should be eating to keep losing... please help!!! Thanks!

Sat. Feb 18, 6:49pm

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This is not the be-all and end-all, but it is a good place to start (link below). Basically, My Pyramid takes your age and weight and other factors and tells you how many calories you should eat per day to maintain or to lose. It also tells you *what* to eat, like how many servings of fruits and veggies. There is also a section where you can choose activities (like "playing with the dog for half an hour", "15 min brisk walk") and it tells you how many calories you've burned. If you burn enough calories you can eat more or, if you don't eat more, you will lose weight faster.


Saturday, February 18, 2006, 6:57 PM

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