I’m 60.8kg, 5ft 3 and I want to lose around 4kg. I worked out on the calculator, that for me to lose 1 pound a week I need to eat 1,111 calories. Is that too low? I don’t work out at the moment due to illness, but I walk around 8,000 steps a day.
I’ve just started Huel and I can’t wait to see results! Only replacing it for breakfast and lunch
Using the calorie calculator on calculator.net, these are the results that were returned based on the measurements you gave…
So to lose 1lb per week, at a 500 kcal deficit per day, you would need to consume 1,057 calories per day.
The caveat here is that I didn’t know your age (nor would I ask you for it, what with being a gentleman ), so opted for 30 years old. It will alter the results depending on your age (e.g. 20 years old = 1,117 per day; 40 years old = 997 per day).
Okay brilliant, I’m 24, so around 1,111 would be right? That’s what I got too but I didn’t want to be eating too little! Life Sum told me I was eating too little but I guess if the calculator tells me 1,111 then it’s fine!
I think the general recommendation is to not go below 1200 kcals a day unless you are on the 800 -try-to-beat-diabetes- diet - but I don’t know if it’s science based or not - never bothered to look into it as - 1200kcal diet leaves me too hungry to stick too so my min is atleast 1300