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Kireland

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Posted: 20 Mar 2012, 14:42
...How is it that I'm supposed to only eat 1450 kcals a day according to this article and calculation http://www.bmi-calculator.net/bmr-calculator/harris-benedict-equation/ if Fat Secret has me on a 2000 Kcal/day RDI ???? I'm not losing any weight!!! Losing my marbles. haha. I quit smoking and gained 20 pounds..IF I don't start seeing some results soon I'm afraid I'll go back to smoking...any help, suggestions, tricks, tips, motivation, support is welcomed. I really want to be healthy, but I can't stand this extra weight. I really don't want to go back to smoking. scared.
Lindsay6384

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Posted: 20 Mar 2012, 15:05
I also gained when I quit smoking about 5 months ago. I work out everyday and log all my food and still it has been a realy challenge. I have decided to work out even harder and hope I see some success. All I know for sure is that I can't give up...and I cannot start smoking again! Whatever you do, don't go back to smoking! Smile good luck!
“What you get by reaching your destination is not nearly as important as what you will become by reaching your destination.”
msawyer13

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Posted: 20 Mar 2012, 15:28
Are you just looking at the the BMR calculator on that site? BMR is not the same as RDI. Your BMR is basically your caloric need just to survive, assuming you were sleeping all day. Based on the website you provided, you would calculate your caloric need using the following:

Harris Benedict Formula

To determine your total daily calorie needs, multiply your BMR by the appropriate activity factor, as follows:

1. If you are sedentary (little or no exercise) : Calorie-Calculation = BMR x 1.2
2. If you are lightly active (light exercise/sports 1-3 days/week) : Calorie-Calculation = BMR x 1.375
3. If you are moderatetely active (moderate exercise/sports 3-5 days/week) : Calorie-Calculation = BMR x 1.55
4. If you are very active (hard exercise/sports 6-7 days a week) : Calorie-Calculation = BMR x 1.725
5. If you are extra active (very hard exercise/sports & physical job or 2x training) : Calorie-Calculation = BMR x 1.9

So, if your BMR is 1450, and you are lightly active, your RDI would be 1450 x 1.375 = 1994 calories a day.

Does that solve the mystery?
Kireland

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Posted: 20 Mar 2012, 15:55
Yes, thank you. I used this calculation to find my BMI...which is 1457.9 http://www.bmi-calculator.net/bmr-calculator/ then multiplied it by 1.2 which equals 1748 kcals/day. So...this is the minimum amount of calories I'm burning if I'm just going about my life and not working out that day. Is that correct? I've opened up my diet calendar. Thanks for all of the help. *smiles gratefully for the support*
Kireland

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Posted: 20 Mar 2012, 15:56
Thanks for the words of encouragement Lindsay!!! good luck to you as well!!! Must stay NON SMOKERS!!!! Smile
Kireland

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Posted: 20 Mar 2012, 15:59
Marlene1952 wrote:
Hi Kireland,
As with many F/S friends, it's hard to help give any kind of advice without being able to look at your food journel. If you could unlock it that would help us to possibly figure out what you might be eating or not eating to help you achieve your ultimate goal. Also, how tall are you, what kind of bone structure are you (Sm. Med. Lg)? Have you gone thru menopause? these are some things that need to be answered to give a more helpful insite into helping you. Good Luck....Marlene


I'M 5'6", 149lbs, small boned. I'm 34 years old. Have Hypoglycemia. Recent non-smoker.
msawyer13

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Posted: 20 Mar 2012, 16:20
Ok, so I'd estimate that your daily caloric need assuming a desk job and no exercise would be about 1600-1700 calories. This means, if you've been consuming 1250 calories a day you should be losing about 0.5 - 1 pound per week. I'm not sure how long you've been doing this, so one option might be to just give it more time.

I don't know what the effects of Hypoglycemia are on weight loss, so that could play a role.

Also, be DILIGENT about logging everything that crosses your lips. I've found it can be easy to lie to yourself about caloric intake. Beverages (especially alcohol) are extremely easy to overlook.

Other than that, just commit to healthy eating and exercise, you will see results eventually!
Kireland

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Posted: 20 Mar 2012, 16:47
THANK YOU to EVERYBODY!!! I really appreciate you taking the time to answer my questions, help make things clearer and for the support! Means a lot. Best wishes and good luck to you all ;D



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