Question about baseline excercise calories

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Champers9

Joined: Feb 13
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Posted: 16 Mar 2013, 13:52
Anyone know how they are calculated?

My bmr is 1568 taking into account my bf%.... or 1683 using the other method (forgotten the calculation names lol) yet fs baseline reads 2404 for just resting and sleeping. Thats a big difference!

Entering light activity into the rdi calculator gives me 2000....... which I can understand for 1lb a week loss using that baseline. I add my excercise manually (and the walking calories check out) so my calorie defecit looks quite nice ta!

However there is still a good 800 calorie per day difference between my bmr plus excercise and fs estimate. To try to counteract this I have lowered my rdi to 1700 by changing my activity status to inactive.

Ok... so all I have to do is take notice of this difference and act accoringly. I am well aware of plateau times etc etc..... but so far in March I should have lost 5lbs according to the figures (20k deficit)........ not the 2lbs I have(20k - 12.8k = 7.2k deficit). Hence going off on a research spree! I do like a good maths problem lol lol.

Anyway, if Ive gone bonkers and bmr plus excercide doesnt equal required calories just go ahead and tell me
fredmugs

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Posted: 17 Mar 2013, 11:31
I can't see your history so it's hard to be specific.

If 16 hours of resting and 8 hours of sleeping equals 2404 calories burned then that it the number of calories you should eat to maintain your current weight. Obviously that is not what you are trying to do.

In order to lose 2 lbs a week you need to beat that number by 1,000 calories a day. Every day. Remember that you are burning about 100 calories an hour doing nothing so if you walk for an hour and burn say 450 calories you really only burned 350 calories more than doing nothing.

In your diet calendar you need to get the net to be under whatever your goal is for the day.
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Champers9

Joined: Feb 13
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Posted: 17 Mar 2013, 13:54
Thanks for your reply.

I guess what Im saying is that according to my bmr, if I just rested and slept all day, I would only need to consume 1600 odd calories to maintain my weight.

So where does the 2404 come from? Is there some additional factor included.... ?



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