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jaunitox

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Posted: 12 Jun 2012, 07:33
hello all, according to my information, my RDI is at 2600 Kcal, but if I look at the kcal burned while I'm sleeping and resting, I said to burn only 1817 kcal.How is possible to lose weight with this data? is any miscalculation?
bumbeen

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Posted: 12 Jun 2012, 07:44
The RDI is not how much you need to lose weight correct? It's just your maintenance calories. It's not assuming you do nothing but sit around and sleep either, 1817 would be only that. But you go to work/school and various other activities that generally will bring your calories burned up to about 2600. Just eat about 2000 and you'll have some moderate weight loss.
jaunitox

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Posted: 12 Jun 2012, 14:50
thank you very much for the clarification, now I understand
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Posted: 12 Jun 2012, 15:14
There are a lot of ways to look at your caloric needs, but simplified your Base Metabolic Rate is approx. 10 times your body weight. So if you weigh 200, you need 2000 calories just to live and do nothing. When you factor in activity levels that can go up as much as you exercise.

The generalization is that the average man needs 2000 calories per day, the average woman needs about 1800 to maintain a healthy weight. If you're trying to lose weight, you can either take a small amount off of those numbers to create a calorie deficit (500 per day is recommended deficit), or up your exercise output to 400-500 calories per day, 5 days per week, and keep eating 2000 calories, and the weight will come off.

If you eat 2600 calories it's unlikely you will have sustainable and consistent weight loss unless you're working out a LOT.
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Posted: 11 Jul 2012, 06:09
are you talking american, british or german pound? there is a huge difference!!!
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Posted: 11 Jul 2012, 06:33
American and British "avoirdupois pound" is 0.45359237 kg as per the international standard.

The German Pfund is a "metric pound" or 500g

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Posted: 11 Jul 2012, 09:19
...and thus, really not that big a difference. Smile

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Posted: 10 Aug 2012, 13:52
It is easy to let those numbers confuse you! Just simply monitor the amount of calories that you take-in daily and track your calorie burn. This will let you know if you are creating a calorie deficit and if you are, then you will lose weight!
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Posted: 10 Aug 2012, 14:07
I feel like they set the RDI really high on this site, there are a lot of free sites on dieting around that might give you a better idea of what your rdi should be. Personally i dont really track my exercise, because i dont feel like whether i work out or not should change my eating or give me an excuse to eat more. I would try this site for a better reccomendation of daily calories. http://www.freedieting.com/tools/calorie_calculator.htm
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Posted: 10 Aug 2012, 14:44
Thanks klbarcaskey for the link! I like that calculator because it gives more exercise options. I agree too that this site sets the RDI high. I feel like after I started eating better and getting more exercise I found a good calorie range for myself, but I did use the one here as a starting point. I know that if I eat above that range I'll gain, if I stay at the top end I'll maintain, and when I'm at the lower end I'll lose. So, if 2600 is way too high, try something more like 2000, if you still aren't losing after a week or two lower it a little more. Everyone is different, and sometimes we think our activity is more or less than what it actually is, so it may take some time to find the right RDI for you. Keep logging all calories in that way you can see what's working and what's not.
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