1250 calories way to little?

Discussion in 'Dieting / Supplement Discussion' started by cdeffect, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. cdeffect White Belt

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    Trying to lose a good amount of fat,currently at 195 lbs and want to be around 180 within a few months. I started running 1 1/2 miles in the morning before breakfast, and cycling for an hour a few times a week after lunch. I'm also 6'2 and 19 years old. I also drink around a gallon of water a day.

    An example of what I ate today:
    9:00 AM-Two grilled chickens and 1 cup of lentils
    11:30 & 12:30-1/4 cup of almonds and 2 oranges
    4:00-3 whole eggs, 1/2 onion and 1 tbsp of olive oil
    5:30-1 protein shake and 1 cup of blueberries/raspberries

    Total-
    1250 calories
    110g protein
    90g carbs
     
  2. anaconda Full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

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    More protein.
     
  3. DrBdan Something clever

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    more protein? more food in general.
     
  4. Revok Brown Belt

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    1250 is ridiculous. At your age and height I'd go as far as to guess you could double that intake and still be in energy deficit. Do some more research and you'll shortly discover why your plan is massively flawed.
     
  5. Steakeater** Banned Banned

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    its not too little if you sit down all day, but you need to up your protein a bit
     
  6. cdeffect White Belt

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    How much protein should I add? And should I remove fruit almost completely and replace it with vegetables and more lentils?
     
  7. largemansmay*** Black Belt

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    I put your stats in a calorie calculator and this is what it spit out at me

    Maintenance:
    3228 Calories/day
    Fat Loss:
    2582 Calories/day
    Extreme Fat Loss:
    1937 Calories/day

    Calorie Calculator - Daily Caloric Needs

    You are eating WAY too little
     
  8. ObsceneJester Banned Banned

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    It's perfect. Also I would up the running to about 2 miles @ 5mph .. which should put you at 24 minutes on the treadmill.

    That will get you the abs for the ass end of summer
     
  9. Morganation Brown Belt

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    I would not be able to function with that little amount of food.
     
  10. cdeffect White Belt

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    I hope so. I would be running more but I have some nagging shin splints. I also function fine on the 1250 calories, maybe a tiny bit extra tired but iv'e also been burnt out from doing a lot of cardio. I wouldn't say I ever feel starving.
     
  11. will kwon Banned Banned

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    1250 calories at your height and weight . . . is way too low on a cut. I'm 30-40 pounds lighter than you and I eat around 1800 calories if i cut and I still lose a pound a week. I'd recommend checking your bmr (BMR Calculator) and calculating your daily calorie requirements with BMR Formula and lower your calorie intake by 500 from there.
     
  12. turbozed Red Belt

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    1250 calories is just about right...

    for an 8 year old girl.
     
  13. F[o]rged Purple Belt

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    Add at least 500 calories worth of protein and vegetables.
     
  15. Russo93 Yellow Belt

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    #1. Strength training burns more calories than cardio, so if you are looking to burn fat, strength train.

    #2. You eat like my 8 year old brother.
     
  16. numberthirtytwo Orange Belt

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    Not true
     
  17. johnmb30 White Belt

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    You shouldn't run before breakfast.

    Breakfast should be one of the first things you do when you wake up along with a glass of water.

    Your body was just starving / dehydrating for the last 8 hours or so you were sleeping.
    You need to wake up your metabolism!
     
  18. Russo93 Yellow Belt

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    Yes, in fact it is true. Ask Men's health, and Livestrong.com
    Those seem to be fairly reliable sources to me.
     
  19. XMoker Blue Belt

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    Too broad a statement to be accurate either way.
     
  20. johnmb30 White Belt

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    Strength training builds muscle.

    Muscle burns calories (even while resting).
     

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