How many calories should I eat a day to lose ten pounds?

I am 15 years old, and I plan to exercise and burn 400 calories a day, six days a week.

To lose a pound or two a week, how many calories should I eat?

Any other tips or advice would be great.

Thank you!

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11 Responses to “How many calories should I eat a day to lose ten pounds?”

  1. Shopaholic Chick said:

    eat 100 calories less then you normally eat now each day…and continue to exercise as you do, and you will lose 1-2 lbs per week

  2. brookie.m said:

    I think that working out is key,
    And the healthy body will eat about 2000 calories a day.

    Try working out insed of eating less. Its more effective:)

  3. Ben19999 said:

    less than 1500, plus do excercise when you can. A little walking never hurts.

  4. Natalie said:

    you are only 15 you shouldn’t think to much about your weight, why not see the doctor?

    I am a bit weight obsessed and i stick to 1000 calories a day and dont bother with the exercise, eat what you like just stick to your calories

  5. lemonlove said:

    Teenagers are so incredibly unstable, you should really talk to your doctor about what you should do.
    Think about this, you could eat the same amount of food as you always have, but excercise more than you used to so you won’t be sacrificing any of those calories essential to development.
    Besides, calorie counting is out of style 🙂
    My advice would be to just eat the same, exercise more.

  6. I'm curiose said:

    Don’t eat less than 1200 calories a day and just keep being very active

  7. Amanda L said:

    Most nutrional facts on food are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Eating just 1500 Calories and buring 400 daily would make you lose the weight you want.
    Keep a journel, documenting your calorie intake, and what meals you ate. If you are doing a long term diet, record monthly your begining and ending weight, and a goal for the following month, like no pop, or only one twinkie a week. If you suceeded in your goals then treat your self to a spa, or new jeans etc. Good Luck!

  8. lovemymarine4fr said:

    They say a pound is 3500 calories. In order to lose a pound a week you need to create a deficit of 500 calories a day. So in addition to the exercise you plan to do you should also cut around 157 calories a day.

    Now the calories you should eat a day also depends on how active you are, how tall you are, and how much you weigh (since we already know how old you are)

    This will tell you your BMR or the number of calories a day your body needs if your not even going to exercise.

    http://health.discovery.com/tools/calculators/basal/basal.html

    if you eat that calories amount and exercise you should see results..but losing weight is also a part of what you’re putting in your body.

  9. Coolisme5544 said:

    Don’t worry about counting calories. Just stay away from the junk food and eat a balanced, healthy diet. Dieting can mess up your metabolism, which you will regret doing later. Eating healthy and exercising is the best way to lose weight.

  10. avril_loverZ said:

    500-800 calories a day

  11. april said:

    You seem like you’re being really sensible about this, especially for 15! Teens need a little more and women are NEVER supposed to go below 1200 no matter what… I would recommend about 15-1600 for you plus exercise. You will definitely lose 10 lbs. 🙂




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