I just completed the Healthy Body Calculator® and it says that I should be eating 3,600 calories per day to lose 1 pound per week. Can this be true? I currently eat 1,400 to 1,500 calories per day and barely loose one pound per week. Should I or could I be eating more? I am 5 feet 5 inches and weigh 171 pounds and I am moderately active. Please explain!


    More than likely, you overestimated your activity level. Another factor is your current weight. The more a person weighs, the more calories are needed to maintain that weight. So, to lose weight, you might not have to eat a really low-calorie level.

    I agree that 3600 calories seem high for weight loss for a person of your height. Go back and adjust your activity level. You can also reply with your stats to me so I can verify your results.