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Skinny_soon

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Posted: 21 Jan 2011, 08:12
Can someone please explain this RDI thing to me?????????????? Sad
millerwc

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Posted: 21 Jan 2011, 09:21
What do you need to know about the RDI?

How to set it on the site? How to calculate it?

The FS site here calculates it quite high...
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Skinny_soon

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Posted: 21 Jan 2011, 09:34
I really just want to know what the heck it is?
k8yk

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Posted: 21 Jan 2011, 09:58
Recommended Daily Intake. This is the amount you should eat per day. Now how much it is is going to be different depending on your lifestyle, weight, and goals.

When I calculate mine here, I put "sedentary" and "maintain my weight". Then I do the rest of the math myself by adding in the calories from the exercise I do and subtracting 500 to 1000 to lose 1-2 pounds per week. Just remember not to go below 1200 calories a day. Sometimes even 1200 is too low if you do a lot of exercise.
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Skinny_soon

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Posted: 21 Jan 2011, 10:08
So where does it tell me what mine should be or do i have to figure that out?
k8yk

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Posted: 21 Jan 2011, 10:14
Go to Myfatsecret
On the right you see the Toolbox
Click on account
If you scroll down you will see a check box for "show RDI" make sure that is checked.
Now if you go to enter food on a day where you have already entered something, you will see "set my recommended daily intake" link at the bottom. Click that. Enter your options. It will tell you its suggested RDI, which you can change if you want to.
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Skinny_soon

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Posted: 21 Jan 2011, 10:22
k8yk wrote:
Go to Myfatsecret
On the right you see the Toolbox
Click on account
If you scroll down you will see a check box for "show RDI" make sure that is checked.
Now if you go to enter food on a day where you have already entered something, you will see "set my recommended daily intake" link at the bottom. Click that. Enter your options. It will tell you its suggested RDI, which you can change if you want to.



Thanks I'll see if I can get it. Smile
Skinny_soon

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Posted: 21 Jan 2011, 10:34
k8yk wrote:
Go to Myfatsecret
On the right you see the Toolbox
Click on account
If you scroll down you will see a check box for "show RDI" make sure that is checked.
Now if you go to enter food on a day where you have already entered something, you will see "set my recommended daily intake" link at the bottom. Click that. Enter your options. It will tell you its suggested RDI, which you can change if you want to.


Ok so I just added some random food for now to get it to come up, And its saying 1500cal for me. So is that good? And what about when i start working out. will i have to change it?
k8yk

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Posted: 21 Jan 2011, 10:39
1500 sounds like a good place to start. Just remember, it's all estimates. Each individual will respond differently to different calorie levels. You really just have to do trial and error to find what works best for you in your lifestyle. Try 1500 for a few weeks to a month and then re-evaluate.
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http://notsobigk.wordpress.com
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