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Anon_238337 posted:
I'm a 63 yr.old healthy female. I'm trying to loss weight and eat far less then the number of calories needed to sustain my weight and I'm still not losing. What am I doing wrong?
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Tomato05 responded:
How many calories are you eating, and how tall are you/what is your weight?

Remember we are all different, and have different rates of burning calories, so what may be the norm for others may differ for you. I also have to eat very low cal before I lose.
 
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lechurch replied to Tomato05's response:
Are you saying that it is how you burn calories not how many you consume that will determine weight loss?
 
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Tomato05 replied to lechurch's response:
Oh no, how many calories we eat is the determining factor.

What I meant is that you can't count on exercise to burn a lot of calories (especially if your rate of burning is slow). Therefore exercise to your heart's content - it is essential for good health.

But for weight loss - lower your calories by at least 500 a day than you need to maintain your weight.


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