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Posted: 01 Aug 2014, 17:29
I don't agree with the "calculated" RDI for me. Can I do a manuel overide?


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Posted: 01 Aug 2014, 19:03
Yes. When you get the FatSecret result, simply type over that with the one you want. Theirs is horribly generous and does not allow fast weight loss. Consider this one: Or the outstanding Body Weight Simulator (link on
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Posted: 02 Aug 2014, 18:03
totally agree with Draglist: Fatsecret definitely is generous with their RDI calorie intake (although it is actually better losing 0.5 kg a week for longer than, lets say, 1kg per week as it allows you to learn how to eat healthily in the long term which is what you want)

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Posted: 03 Aug 2014, 21:52
To follow up - on the page where you calculated your RDI, there is a second box that will allow you to manually enter the number of calories you want the program to use as your RDI.

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Posted: 04 Aug 2014, 10:00
Thanks so much! I did exactly as you said and it now I have my own calorie count instead of theirs, which was way too high! Have a fabulous day!

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