How many calories can I consume and still lose? Serious question?
I'm 5'5", 138lbs and pretty sedentary (I am laid off and spend 99% of my day at the computer, reading, bubble baths, tv and sleeping at night. 1% I am either out doing errands or watching my husbands sports games he participates in).
Based on my research of losing weight and calorie intake, I have figured my BMR is 1440, multiplying this by 1.2 (since I am sedentary, gives me 1728 (this would be to maintain. Then obviously to lose 1 lb/week (3500 calories) I should be at 1228 Calories a day. Does that seem like I am calculating right?
So, 26 year old female, 5'5", 138, very sedentary, consuming about 1200 calories and LOSING weight? Can I go to 1,000 and still lose? What is the average lowest calories a sedentary female can consume and still lose ( I know if you go TOO low the plan back fires and your body hold on to the weight).
Thanks for the help!