Thanks, guys. I guess my question now is if I eat my RDI am I maintaining or am I supposed to lose?
From what I've seen, the general consensus is that FatSecret's automatic RDI calculation isn't the most accurate one in the world. WebMD has a good one. For instance in my case, FS says my RDI is 2,700 calories a day, which is pretty high even though I'm heavy. After checking out WebMD, 2,100 seems more appropriate.
FS also calculates how many calories I supposedly burn doing various activities, but that seems high to me too. WebMDs calculator suggested I probably burn quite a bit less in reality, & judging by the rate of my weight loss, I trust WebMD more than FS.
Whatever you go by, keep in mind that these are all just tools to assist with tracking. None of them will be 100% accurate so don't stress too much about the actual numbers. Track your food, exercise & weight changes for a solid couple of weeks & that should give you an idea of how your deficits translate into true weight loss.
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still up from 1/1, but coming back down...2010:
50.4 lbs lost | 2011:
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1 lb gained
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