Synchronizing RDI and calories burned resting/sleeping

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Edhurlburt

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Posted: 21 Feb 2013, 11:53
As it should be, my calculated RDI dropped 100 calories with my recent weight loss to 2,600/day. However, if I add the Resting/Sleeping "calories burned", it is 3,090. I'd like to get my calories burned resting/sleeping adjusted to more closely match my RDI so when I look ay my Diet Calendar - the net calories is more accurate.

I suppose I could put in a daily "fudge factor", a placeholder activity that would burn less calories than the calculated amount, but I'd rather have a permanent solution.

Anyone (including Fat Secret support) have any suggestions?

Thanks.

Ed
fredmugs

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Posted: 21 Feb 2013, 12:59
Forget the RDI. Your 3090 number is the number of calories you burn being alive. That's the number you have to beat every day. There seems to be some semantic differences of opinion as to whether that is your basic metabolic rate but that's what I go by.

As you report lower or higher weights that 3090 number will adjust accordingly. I only focus on the Exercise Activity and it works for me as far as a 3500 caloric deficit equals a 1 lb loss is concerned.
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Nimm

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Posted: 21 Feb 2013, 13:07
FatSecret's Recommended Daily Intake is just a very rough estimate - it's not possible for a website to accurately determine your daily energy expenditure from a few bits of data. Having said that, the estimate is probably not wildly off the mark. But do not take it as gospel; you should assume some trial and error will be needed.

At your current weight, neither 2600 nor 3100 calories is unreasonable as a starting point for your diet. The advantage to starting with a lower number is that you will lose weight faster. The disadvantages include greater difficulty adhering to the diet, and less ability to reduce calories if the fat loss slows or stops, as you get smaller.

You could pick either number, or anywhere in between, and see what happens for two or three weeks. If you lose more than 1.5 to 2 pounds per week, you can and probably should increase calories. If you lose less than a pound per week, you can and probably should reduce the calories.
Edhurlburt

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Posted: 21 Feb 2013, 17:55
Thanks Fredmugs, Nimm - I added an excercise to the day for 1 calorie over 3.5 hours. That adjusted my total close to the 2,600 RDI number. I'd rather set the calorie requirement lower and I can adjust as I get more data on wieght loss. After 1 month I should have enough data to determine (pounds lost * 3,500) how many calories/day I actually burned, and I can dial-in the numbers then. I think right now I'm loosing slightly faster than I should based on the calculations (I know, tough problem to have). I'd rather have it that way than the other way around.



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