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What kind of results can I expect from going to the gym and doing cardio five times a week. Each time burning a minimum five hundred calories?

Asked by Oxymoron (1239points) February 3rd, 2010

Just curious. Like, will I see results really fast? Or will it take me a long time? I’ve 5’7”, size eight jeans, and 160 pounds. I don’t do diets, I eat between 1000 to 1500 calories a day.

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phil196662's avatar

Your going to starve! 1500 cal’s/day is not going to be enough to keep your body going, you might get better results varying your routine with weights one day and cardio on the other. add some power walking around where you live and eat whole grains,protein and veggies for energy.

Oxymoron's avatar

@phil196662 – It’s hard to get much more than that though. I’m vegetarian so most of the stuff that I can eat is low in calories. I do eat a lot though. I also take protein drinks, but other that than I only drink water. The thing is though, I would have been in starvation mode already. Right? I’ve been doing this for about three weeks now and I still have an appetite which means that my body is still needing external energy source and has not shut itself down and gone into starvation mode.

Judi's avatar

3500 calories = 1 lb, so if you eat a diet that maintains your weight normally then you should be able to loose almost a pound a week.
1000 calories a day will NOT maintain 160 lbs. It take 1700 to 1800 calories to maintain that. eat less and you will loose faster.

Oxymoron's avatar

@Judi – My goal is to lose weight. So would that calorie intake help me in doing that along with the exercise?

njnyjobs's avatar

. . . cardio exercises are meant to improve your cardiovascular fitness, meaning making your heart and lungs healthy.

If your goal is to lose weight and/or tone muscles, you will need to incorporate weight training into your regimen PLUS a good balance of carbohydrates and protein intake.

it is best to have a discussion with professionals, i.e nutrionist, doctor, trainer

phil196662's avatar

@Oxymoron ; good for you, perhaps frequent meals! homemade veggie wraps are amazing at providing energy. keep veggies up and have dark green leafies for trace minerals that should keep your body fed!

Remember to give your body a rest time so it can recover, heal and release those pudgy cells

Judi's avatar

If you exercise and keep your calories under 12000 you should loose weight. For women, a rough estimate of how many calories you need to MAINTAIN your weight is 11 calories per pound. As you loose weight, your daily allotment goes down because it doesn’t take as many calories to run your body when you’re smaller. That’s why the last 10 lbs are the hardest.
Adding the exercise to burn calories on top of those 11 calories per pound will help you to loose faster. (And be healthier in general.)

SeventhSense's avatar

You can expect to burn 2500 calories a week. God I’m smart

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