RDI problem

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Posted: 26 Jul 2012, 15:59
Well I have a problem. FS says my RDI should be 1500 calories/day, but with only sleeping+resting (that's supposed to be basal metabolic rate, am I right?) I only burn 1354kcal/day. I'm not very active at tha moment and I don't weight a lot. My weight is ca. 56kg (123 pounds) and I'm 165cm (5' 5). Is this accurate? I'd still want to keep my calorie deficit at about 400-500kcal. I'm really confused.

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Posted: 26 Jul 2012, 16:27
I don't know how old you are, but it looks like that is actually under what some of the other sites might have you as for your height and weight. You don't have to eat that many, but I'd try sticking around 1200 for a while and see if you are comfortable there. My RDI was supposed to be around 1900, but that was way to high for me. Everybody's different, and for me I found my best range by trial and error. I tried the 1700-1900 range and was getting no where, then lowered my calories and started losing, I know sounds like a no brainer, but sometimes if you up your calories you may see a loss because your body isn't hanging on to the calories it needs to survive, or you are burning more than you think. You may search on line for a different calculator and see if you get different results. Good luck!!
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Posted: 27 Jul 2012, 01:40
Thanks. I'm 16. I'll probably stay between 900-1200. I'm really tired of people saying I don't eat enought calories, and at the same time their basal metabolic rate is 2000kcal, because they're taller and heavier than me.

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Posted: 27 Jul 2012, 01:44
Why not add some activity to your daily routine?

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Posted: 27 Jul 2012, 01:52
I usually do all sorts of activity, I just had a break this month, because I felt awful and had some problems at home. I'm gonna start going to the gym on 29th but I don't know if I'll start running again soon. I'm really tired of it.

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Posted: 27 Jul 2012, 03:57
actually, you have to find the RDI that suits you. what is more important is, what calories you're taking. and i've seen, that you have a lots of carbs and fats, and only very few proteins. maybe you should over think WHAT you eat and not only how much calories you take...

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