Do you follow RDI or BMR ?

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fatgirlagain

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Posted: 09 Nov 2011, 08:35
Im confused HELP
Confused
Goals
Oct 31 180 - Not reached Sad 183.6
Nov 30 175 ~ Reached on Dec 2 174.6 Smile
Dec 31 175 - No WI
Jan 31 170
Feb 28 165
March 31 160
DairyKing

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Posted: 09 Nov 2011, 13:02
I don't know if this will help, but . . BMR gives you your basic metabolic rate; in other words, it tells you how many calories you burn based on your sex, age, weight and height. It accounts for about 2/3rds of your total daily calorie expenditure. You have to multiply that by an activity factor to arrive at your TDEE (Total Daily Energy Expenditure) which is just what it sounds like. Based on your age, weight, height, sex, and activity level, tells how many calories you are burning a day. Then RDI is the calories recommended for you to either maintain your weight or lose weight. So, if you want to lose a pound, and it takes eating 3500 calories less a week to lose a pound, then your RDI is going to be like ((TDEE X 7)-3500))/7. So, you're comparing apples to oranges, one is useful in calculating the other. Hope I didn't confuse you too much.

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fatgirlagain

Joined: Oct 11
Posts: 18

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Posted: 09 Nov 2011, 14:23
No not confusing , actually helps a bit to know exactly what both are ! Thanks for your help!
Goals
Oct 31 180 - Not reached Sad 183.6
Nov 30 175 ~ Reached on Dec 2 174.6 Smile
Dec 31 175 - No WI
Jan 31 170
Feb 28 165
March 31 160



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