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Working out how many calories per day


Hi, I’m a newbie so wonder if anyone can help me work out how many calories I should consume to lose approx 2lb a week please?

I have been on on the NHS BMI calculator and I have a BMI of 24.6 which is borderline healthy. I weigh 10st 8lbs and am 5ft 4in.

I absolutely hate exercising but I do walk and approx 8,000 steps a day.

Thank you for any advice !!! 😀

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Hello and welcome to the Weight Loss Forum

First of all, to help you find your way around, and enjoy all the things we have on offer, please read the Welcome Newbies Post here

Take your time to read it carefully as it has lots of useful information.

With regards to calculating your daily calories, there is a formula you can use, I shall have a look and get back to you.

Well done for the walking, that’s a decent amount of steps. For weight loss, exercise isn’t essential, although it does have many other benefits.

I highly recomend coming onto the forum regularly, daily if you can, reading posts and replying to others. Being part of a community is proven to help weight loss. Why not join our daily chat thread ‘What’s Happening Today?’

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Out of interest, can I ask how you found us?

Best wishes for your weight loss journey

Indigo 😊

IndigoBlue61Maintainer in reply to IndigoBlue61

Ps if you google how to calculate BMR it will suggest a formula. Or use the generic 1400 and see how you go 😊

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