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Count calories?

Postby Sus » Sat Jan 07, 2012 11:34 pm

I have decided to start count calories in order to loose some unnecessary fat. I have never given calories a thought until now, that's why I'm such a newbie at this. Feel free to suggest already existing thread if there is one or other page.

Anyway, I feel really unsure about how many calories i need?
I am:
Woman 23 years old.
61,4 kg.
168 cm.

Until now my exercise have been capoeira 3 times/week plus some weight-training. But now I will train capoeira (1,5 h) 4-5 times/week (just because it's so much fun) plus weight-training at the gym 2-3 times/week. Thinking about do some HIIT as well since I understand that is a real fat-burner. (Though perhaps I will overtrain myself..?)

Any clues about how many calories I would need? Don't care about my weight just want to reduce my waist size.

Thanks a lot! :)
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Re: Count calories?

Postby tal » Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:19 am

it can vary dramatically depending on your activity level.

best thing i can suggest would be to pick a value, for example 2000 calories. eat that each day, and monitor your weight/size. if your weight doesn't go down after a few weeks, reduce this amount.
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Re: Count calories?

Postby beforewisdom » Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:40 am

Here is a post I made with my experience with calorie counting: ... e-im-done/
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