My Daily Allowance

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1fatman1942

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Posted: 16 Sep 2012, 08:47
I am a 70 year old male, and have been using Weight Watchers diet for about 19 months. I can not say anything bad about the WW plan; I have lost 70lbs(347-277) using their plan. However; I am having a difficult time with their web site. So; I thought I'd this site a try as well. And, so far so good. BUT: it seems to me that the numbers are a bit generous. According to this site I am allowed 2700 cal's per day. If I add in my activities that number jumps to 3600+ per day. Can this be correct?
NCNOLE

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Posted: 16 Sep 2012, 09:33
Wow, that is way too high!! Many have said the activity levels are too high of an estimate. I don't use the activity calculators on here, so I can't really say. I would probably try to stick with your points plan but maybe use this to see how many calories that has been allowing you.
klbarcaskey

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Posted: 16 Sep 2012, 11:19
http://www.freedieting.com/tools/calorie_calculator.htm This is the one I like, I am very bound to agree, when I saw the recommendations on this site and how much it thinks I burn, even only counting in exercise and sedentary time, not all that I do at work, it was more than I was already eating.
eKatherine

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Posted: 16 Sep 2012, 15:17
Think of the numbers they give as a starting point. This is a lifelong project. It can do no harm to your long-term progress to take a week or two to count calories and find out what your calorie needs are, then base your target intake on that.

I think their numbers are way off, too.
Re Becca

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Posted: 16 Sep 2012, 16:57
My RDI was really high too, 2600. I decided to use it for a week and see the results, then i'll adjust it... what do you think about this plan?
If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results.
1fatman1942

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Posted: 16 Sep 2012, 22:01
Thanks to all. It has really helped my planing. I am staying on the WW plan. However; This site is much more informative and finding a food here is almost to ez. And as a bonus I can cross reference calories and such with points. And Again, thanks to all.
mgarber666

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Posted: 19 Sep 2012, 11:07
Remember, you need to leave a gap between what you burn and what you consume. 500 Calories/day means 1 pound lost per week. So ignore the RDI and just look at that - the RDI is pointless!



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This is a good starting point, but you really need an exercise plan to maximize the results. Even if it is just walking. Get moving!
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