Group Forum: How many calories per day?

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Joined: Oct 08
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Posted: 06 Jan 2009, 09:47
The number of calories you burn in 24 hours is called your "BMR". This site is horrible about determining your target caloric intake per day, so go to google, type in "BMR calculator" (without the quotes) and find your actual BMR. Then go to your "Exercise" section, and change your sleep vs resting time so that the calories it says your burning per day match the BMR you got from the calculator.

...and remember: The more honest you are on the calculator, the faster you'll loose weight.

Once you have your BMR and you find a number of calories and exercise that works for you, then you can calculate the weight loss you can expect. 3500 calories = 1 pound. I have about a 500 calorie deficit per day, so every 7 days I should loose a pound.

Setting your expectations in a realistic way like this will help you not set yourself up for failure by expecting a change on the scale every day or two.

Joined: Apr 09
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Posted: 13 Apr 2009, 18:36
hmmm, I wonder if it's "off" in a good way -- hope so. Will check the Google.

Great tip.

Joined: Jan 12
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Posted: 28 Sep 2012, 10:21
I checked this calculator out and liked it due to the accuracy being closer than the BMI. I teach PE and teach many fitness concepts and I am definitely going to recommend this calendar to the students. I am working on lowering my body fat % and this calculator is way more accurate than the electronic readers. Pretty handy when you don't have a skin caliber to take measurements with.