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It was calculated that I need to eat 1050 calories or less a day in order to lose weight....but the calories burned calculator seems to calculates that you burn 72-73 calories per hour even if you do nothing at all during that hour. That comes to a total of more than 1400 calories burned per day just doing nothing...which is more than the calories that I take in per day (assuming I don't go over this amount). This does not seem right to me, how can I lose weight doing nothing???? And lets say that some days I actually do alittle exercising, won't I burn too many calories if on those days I only eat the 1050 calories????
Because, you burn calories living, breathing, your organs working. Calories are energy and that's how your body functions.
By the way, a lot of people will say you shouldn't be eating less than 1,200 calories per day. Just putting it out there. I can't imagine you being at a very heavy weight anyway if you only burn 1,400 per day though.
If you are using 1400 then id assume you are around 140lbs?
there are 1440 mins in a day, whihc means you are using about 1 cal a minute to live, when broken down like that it sounds very normal to me.
Doing activities and exercise will increase your energy output during that period.
Losing body mass will reduce your calories burnt as if you weigh 10lbs less you will need 100less cals for you BMR.
Increasing muscle will increase your BMR as muscle uses 1.4x as much energy.
Hi! I'm in precarious health myself, and last year was on supplemental oxygen 24/7, and sometimes on bedrest. Yet I lost 30 pounds last year. I ate 1200 calories a day (I'm 5'4", 65, and started at 220). I hit a plateau for about 6 months caused by undereating when I became more active. I consulted a nutritionist to correct this.
Right now I'm doing great - new meds, no pain, and moving around well, so I'm losing again.
It's really slow going for those of us who are immobile, but we can do it. I had a real fear of being disabled and nurses not being able to lift me, so I was very motivated.
PM me if you want to talk
I am putting in the weight that I am (or think I am), and it told me what weight I should be for my height and how many calories I need to eat a day to get to that weight. And the calorie limit was under 1200.