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It sounds like you may be confused about how your Calorie Target works. Understanding and meeting your Calorie Target is important if you are to be successful at meeting your weight goals.

"Calorie Target" refers to the number of calories left in your body at the end of the day, after eating and exercise.

For example, if your Calorie Target is 1500 calories per day, and you do not exercise that day, then you should eat no more than 1500 calories.

Of course, we always recommend that you include exercise into a healthy lifestyle. For example, if your Calorie Target is 1500 calories, then you might eat 1500 food calories and exercise for a total of 300 exercise calories. Your exercise calories are subtracted from your Calorie Target so that you should eat an additional 300 calories worth of food in order to refuel your body and reach your Calorie Target for the day.

An easy formula to remember is:

Flexible calories in (from food) MINUS flexible calories out (from exercise) = your Calorie Target

Your calorie target is determined by your profile data (height, weight, and activity level). Your body needs a certain number of calories every day to lose weight at a healthy rate. It is important to understand that your Calorie Target is set to 400 to 500 calories less than what you need to maintain your current weight. By reaching your Calorie Target each day, you can lose one to two pounds per week.

It is possible to change your Calorie Target if you feel it is too high, or if you are reaching your target consistently for several weeks but you are not losing weight. (The only limitation is not to go below 1200 calories because this is the lower limit of a healthy intake.) To adjust your Calorie Target, please go to your Account Settings page and select 'Edit your weight goals and nutritional targets'.

If you have not yet done so, please begin the Bronze Level of the CalorieKing Program. Understanding your Calorie Target is one of the first topics explained. Specifically, it may be helpful to review the following page:

http://www.calorieking.com/cku/lesson.php?id=37&curr_page=1

You may seek additional nutrition advice from our Nutrition Talk forum which is moderated by our Dietitians, Boris Kazakov and Joan Bushman. The link to the Nutrition talk forum is below:

http://www.calorieking.com/community/forums/Nutrition-Talk/


Thank you for contacting Website Support.

It sounds like you may be confused about how your Calorie Target works. Understanding and meeting your Calorie Target is important if you are to be successful at meeting your weight goals.

"Calorie Target" refers to the number of calories left in your body at the end of the day, after eating and exercise.

For example, if your Calorie Target is 1500 calories per day, and you do not exercise that day, then you should eat no more than 1500 calories.

Of course, we always recommend that you include exercise into a healthy lifestyle. For example, if your Calorie Target is 1500 calories, then you might eat 1500 food calories and exercise for a total of 300 exercise calories. Your exercise calories are subtracted from your Calorie Target so that you should eat an additional 300 calories worth of food in order to refuel your body and reach your Calorie Target for the day.

An easy formula to remember is:

Flexible calories in (from food) MINUS flexible calories out (from exercise) = your Calorie Target

Your calorie target is determined by your profile data (height, weight, and activity level). Your body needs a certain number of calories every day to lose weight at a healthy rate. It is important to understand that your Calorie Target is set to 400 to 500 calories less than what you need to maintain your current weight. By reaching your Calorie Target each day, you can lose one to two pounds per week.

It is possible to change your Calorie Target if you feel it is too high, or if you are reaching your target consistently for several weeks but you are not losing weight. (The only limitation is not to go below 1200 calories because this is the lower limit of a healthy intake.) To adjust your Calorie Target, please go to your Account Settings page and select 'Edit your weight goals and nutritional targets'.

If you have not yet done so, please begin the Bronze Level of the CalorieKing Program. Understanding your Calorie Target is one of the first topics explained. Specifically, it may be helpful to review the following page:

http://www.calorieking.com/cku/lesson.php?id=37&curr_page=1

You may seek additional nutrition advice from our Nutrition Talk forum which is moderated by our Dietitians, Boris Kazakov and Joan Bushman. The link to the Nutrition talk forum is below:

http://www.calorieking.com/community/forums/Nutrition-Talk/