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Calorie Intake for a Men Losing Weight

Shakey Mic Avatar
5y, 6m agoPosted 5 years, 6 months ago
I've got a wedding coming up in a few months time and I'm thinking I need to shed a few pounds so I can squeeze back into my suit.

Since breaking my leg nearly two years ago, I've had to quit rugby and the weight has quietly started to build up.

Does anyone know what the recommended daily calorie intake should be a me.

I'm 32, 6"0" tall and currently weigh 15 stone 6lbs.

I'm looking to lose about a stone/stone & half.

Thanks.
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5y, 6m agoPosted 5 years, 6 months ago
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banned#1
With no exercise I'd say 1500.
#2
2000 - 2500
You shouldn't really be reducing your calorie intake.

Its not so much calorie intake it is more the types of food you eat, how much and when as well.
Cut way back on the white carbs.

Try drinking a glass (500ml) of ice water within 10 mins of getting up.
Cayenne pepper is pretty good as well, its a great appetite suppressant.
Also the old saying, Large breakfast, Mid lunch and small dinner holds really true as well.

Make sure you hit the treadmill as well, great for dropping poundage.
I'm currently on the weightloss route for the same reasons!

Edited By: Jetpac on May 16, 2011 18:17
#3
What about Green Tea? What's that all about?

What's the thinking behind the ice water?

How would you eat the Cayenne pepper?

Edited By: Shakey Mic on May 16, 2011 18:22
banned#4
Jetpac
2000 - 2500
You shouldn't really be reducing your calorie intake.



Yes you should. If it's just a case of wanting to lose weight then eat less, exercise more.
#5
FilthAndFurry
Jetpac
2000 - 2500
You shouldn't really be reducing your calorie intake.



Yes you should. If it's just a case of wanting to lose weight then eat less, exercise more.


depends on what your current calorie intake is presently
the guideline for a man is 2500 cal per day
to lose weight I would probably think around the 2000 mark, providing you are excercising, and once down to your desired weight, raise it to the healthy guideline
if your not excercising at all, maybe less than 2000, but not too low otherwise you will make yourself tired and grumpy.
thats my opinion anyway, and basically what i was told as a woman dieting, but 2000 is guideline, 1500 for dieting, as women don't need as many calories as men
#6
cut out the bread.
#7
ice water helps to burn more cals, due to the cold. Cayanne pepper can be sprinkled on eggs, and pretty much anything savoury.
banned#8
master_chief
With no exercise I'd say 1500.



If you are eating extremely healthily it's almost impossible to take more than 1500 cals in.
banned#9
Read in the gospel of truth, the Daily Mail, that carbs are back in this year.
#10
1000 - 1500 Calories
#11
I'd say 1200-1500 calories if you're not exercising and dont get hung up on cutting out carbs the amount of calories you consume is more important than where they come from. And remember to eat little and often. Good Luck.
#12
try kettlebells down your local gym. i lost weight and toned up by doing them
#13
about 2000 cals a day.
decrease the carb intake, increase protein intake and drink lots of water in the day.
Cut out sugary drinks, chocs etc
Allow yourself a cheat meal once a week.
Try and get some exercise or weights in there also.
2 Likes #14
Lots of chocolate, beer, wine, cheese, bread, cakes and buy a bigger suit. Simples!
banned#15
numptyj
about 2000 cals a day.
decrease the carb intake, increase protein intake and drink lots of water in the day.
Cut out sugary drinks, chocs etc
Allow yourself a cheat meal once a week.
Try and get some exercise or weights in there also.


Daily Mail disagrees with you!!
#16
master_chief
numptyj
about 2000 cals a day.
decrease the carb intake, increase protein intake and drink lots of water in the day.
Cut out sugary drinks, chocs etc
Allow yourself a cheat meal once a week.
Try and get some exercise or weights in there also.


Daily Mail disagrees with you!!


the daily mail can **** off :p

Those examples look solid enough, should have probably said carbs like white bread should be kept to a minimum.
banned#17
I've just consumed a loaf of white after seeing the DM headline!
#18
its very indivdual but somewhere in the ranges above

cut carbs....dont eliminate altogether as i find its difficult to stick to that.
eat slowly....savour each bite.
make sure u are genuinely hungry before u eat...not just bored!
drink water ...lots...and check u r hungry and not dehydrated when u feel a hunger pang; ie drin and wait 10mins to see if u r still hungry
stop eating when u feel full...not full to bursting.

dont deny urself anything...eat everything in moderation but use ur sense as well...cant munch crisps and chocs all day...i mean if u want dessert have a few spoonfuls and leave it at that etc.

good luck....bloody hard work!
#19
I've gone down from 240lbs to 184lbs in the past 3 and a bit months by doing pretty much what Numpty said. I do about 2 hours on a treadmill every day too but thats only because I am a nerd and set my PC up in front of it so I can browse whilst I walk :D Tend to do a 35-40 mins dumbell routine every other day too.

Edited By: imafish2002 on May 16, 2011 20:44
#20
imafish2002
I've gone down from 240lbs to 184lbs in the past 3 and a bit months by doing pretty much what Numpty said. I do about 2 hours on a treadmill every day too but thats only because I am a nerd and set my PC up in front of it so I can browse whilst I walk :D Tend to do a 35-40 mins dumbell routine every other day too.


Geek or not :p that's some good progress. Nice job
#21
numptyj
imafish2002
I've gone down from 240lbs to 184lbs in the past 3 and a bit months by doing pretty much what Numpty said. I do about 2 hours on a treadmill every day too but thats only because I am a nerd and set my PC up in front of it so I can browse whilst I walk :D Tend to do a 35-40 mins dumbell routine every other day too.


Geek or not :p that's some good progress. Nice job


It's made a hell of a difference! I was going to post in that fitness thread that was bobbing about months ago but even though I posted in it I cant find it! Got some good progress pics that might be an inspiration to some maybe? lol
banned#22
Keeping it simple and purely responding to the OP's question.

You'll lose more weight consuming less unhealthy calories than you would consuming more healthy calories.
banned#23
2hrs walking on a treadmill a day? Why don't you just do 15 mins HIIT on there and reclaim your life.
#24
master_chief
2hrs walking on a treadmill a day? Why don't you just do 15 mins HIIT on there and reclaim your life.


I work at home on the computer so it forces me to do exercise. If i'm not walking I am standing. Fitted in well for me :)
#25
imafish2002
numptyj
imafish2002
I've gone down from 240lbs to 184lbs in the past 3 and a bit months by doing pretty much what Numpty said. I do about 2 hours on a treadmill every day too but thats only because I am a nerd and set my PC up in front of it so I can browse whilst I walk :D Tend to do a 35-40 mins dumbell routine every other day too.


WOWZERS! thats amazing! well done! pics please thread is http://www.hotukdeals.com/misc/the-official-hukd-gym-fitness-threa/301475/?page=21#post11252376

but yeah i cant view it unless i click via recent activity! weird!!


Geek or not :p that's some good progress. Nice job


It's made a hell of a difference! I was going to post in that fitness thread that was bobbing about months ago but even though I posted in it I cant find it! Got some good progress pics that might be an inspiration to some maybe? lol
#26
A pound of fat is about 3500 calories. To lose 1 pound of fat in a week you need to be in deficit of 500 calories a day of what your body needs. A pound a week is a realistic goal. So if you are average with what activity you do then you could assume you burn about 2500 calories a day, therefore you need to eat 2000 or less.

Also keep in mind how much activity you actually have to do to burn calories. Running a mile burns only about 150 calories - so you are better off not drinking a bottle of coke than you are running a mile in terms of calories burned. That said increasing activity is an easy way to achieve that 500 calorie deficit per day.

Edited By: maximoshark on May 16, 2011 21:35: Edit
#27
List of a few things you could do to lose some unwanted fat :o)

- Get a jump rope and start skipping 3-4 times a week for 1/2 an hour a day.
- Go jogging/running really early in the morning at around 5:30 or 6:00 for a couple of miles.
- Lift weights 3 days a week start with a split routine for eg: train 2 body parts per day.
- Boxercise! Shadow box, Floor to ceiling ball, Speed ball, Pressups, Crunches, Padwork.
- Start the day off with high carbs! Also dont forget your body needs protein to build and repair your muscles.
#28
Shakey Mic
What about Green Tea? What's that all about?

What's the thinking behind the ice water?

How would you eat the Cayenne pepper?


The Icewater, if drank as soon as you get up can change your metabolism. it does also burn a few extra calories, but that is negliagble.

Cayenne you just sprinkle on anything savoury really.

The green tea extract has been shown to inhibit carb storage as fat thats all.


FilthAndFurry
Jetpac
2000 - 2500
You shouldn't really be reducing your calorie intake.



Yes you should. If it's just a case of wanting to lose weight then eat less, exercise more.


No you shouldnt. 2000-2500 is a baseline for males. It is what you will use in a day on average.
you reduce that calorie intake and thats when people start to get really tired and end up eat the crappy food they are trying to avoid because its quick and they need a pick me up.

Thats why people who "diet" tend to be tired and irritable. Replacing say a bowl of pasta and sauce with the same sized bowl of salad, when infact it contains like 1/6 of the calories... Get a bigger bowl!

Yes, of course if calories burned - calories eaten is >0 then weightloss will occur. But it is not the most effective method. A controlled diet cutting back and replacing cetain types of food combined with exercise, supplements and procedure is far more effective.

Op if you wanted to go a bit more hadcore and really drop poundage quickly there are diets you can follow but they are very boring.

example:

Cut out all "white" carbs.. Bread, pasta, rice, cereal and potaoes of ANY kind (including brown).
You replace these carbs with stuff like beans and pulses to the same calorific level.

Cut the dairy
Cut the caffiene
Lots of protein

500ml of Ice water (not just cold) in the morning when you wake up.

Still taking in 2000-2500 calories per day
with one day a week you can "cheat" so to speak and eat those banned foods to "reset" you metabolism.

Garlic extract is supposed to be good as well.
#29
I lost 5st on a diet with carbs! Apart from white bread, But I ate white rice, pasta, jacket potatoes, not much meat either and still lost 5 st.

Try 5 days on a bean diet, I tried it the week before holiday and lost 6lb, I only did it for 3 days too.
Just eat tin after tin of beans, You can put it with small wholemeal toast, or a small jacket, but I just ate beans on their own. Baked beans I mean x
banned#30
Jetpac

FilthAndFurry
Jetpac
2000 - 2500
You shouldn't really be reducing your calorie intake.



Yes you should. If it's just a case of wanting to lose weight then eat less, exercise more.


No you shouldnt. 2000-2500 is a baseline for males. It is what you will use in a day on average.
you reduce that calorie intake and thats when people start to get really tired and end up eat the crappy food they are trying to avoid because its quick and they need a pick me up.


That's where willpower comes into it.

Losing weight isn't hard in theory. You create a calorie deficit.

Yes you'll be tired and irritable, but you'll also lose weight. If you have a good level of fitness and you're just trying to shift some fat then you can easily get by on 1200 calories a day, split up into six meals with a decent amount of cardio. That will burn fat but you'd want to be on a higher protein diet supplemented with BCAAs and L-Glutamine and a higher than average intake of caffeine.

That should protect your muscles as well as keeping you awake.
#31
beth3735
I lost 5st on a diet with carbs! Apart from white bread, But I ate white rice, pasta, jacket potatoes, not much meat either and still lost 5 st.

Try 5 days on a bean diet, I tried it the week before holiday and lost 6lb, I only did it for 3 days too.
Just eat tin after tin of beans, You can put it with small wholemeal toast, or a small jacket, but I just ate beans on their own. Baked beans I mean x


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