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aqus

Joined: Nov 09
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Posted: 30 Nov 2009, 11:38
Hi I am new here. I used to use calorieking, but got an android phone therefore decided to change to fatsecret.
Everything is ok, except I don't understand the calorie calculator. Most sites including calorieking gave me less required intake.
If I use age of 44, male, 5 feet 6inches, 178lbs, low active activity, 1 lbs loss per week.
Fatsecret gives me a calorie intake of 2200, calorieking was at 1606, and a lot of sites on the net are close to calorie king, can someone explain?
I am trying to find the right calorie intake to loose weight not gain. I used low activity since I do drive in my car most of the time. I do go to the gym 3 times a week, but I add on the calories in the exercise section therefore increasing my calorie intake, is that the way to do it? Or should I change my activity level?
Also I do not understand why yesterday I was at 100% RDI but net cal was 233 over, I did not put anything in excercise so should t the net cal have been at 0
TIA
chilenny

Joined: Dec 09
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Posted: 02 Dec 2009, 00:49
I am seeing the same issue with the net calories being off. Did you get any resolution to this issue?
kilna

Joined: Oct 09
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Posted: 02 Dec 2009, 01:27
For my RDI I had to select "Sedentary" as my lifestyle for it to give me a reasonable recommendation. As far as my calorie intake versus output, for the balance to work out for the amount of weight loss or gain I had to not use "sitting" as an activity... instead I used "resting" and the math ended up reasonably close.
Sparky67

Joined: Nov 09
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Posted: 02 Dec 2009, 07:04
The RDI is the amount of cals you need to lose weight at the rate you set up in your profile. Mine is baout right - my overall exercise calculates around 2700 and my RDI is 2200 which is a deficit of 500 cals per day, spot on for my required weight loss of 1lb per week.

The max you can sety is 1lb per week, so I wonder if CalorieKing is giving you a higher rate of loss (hence a lower cal recommendation?)



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