I know there is a thread for this but I did a search and can't find it. Is there an accurate, reliable website that will take your gender, age, weight and recommend a daily caloric intake? Right now I am at 1500 and lose one lb a week, but it seems if I break plan and eat more and still exercise I lose more but it usually when i am not dieting and eating bad food. I am afraid of going over 1500 calories because I don't want to gain weight.
Last edited by WillsAngel; 02-10-2011 at 06:58 PM.
That's pretty much what it says in the Biggest Loser Book too.
It says that people should eat 7 - 10 calories for every pound.
Re-evaluate as you lose weight. For example, if you lose 10 pounds then you need 100 less calories.
I'm still trying to wrap my head around the whole calorie thing. I lost a bunch of weight with LA Weight Loss (I didn't use their foods, just regular foods) and lost my book (boo hoo!) But I need to educate more on calories anyway so looking them up will be a good thing.
Location: From Northern CA/Currently living in GA.
I recently used this BMR forumla, and it seems pretty spot-on from everything I've read elsewhere.
I really like that you can use the equation to make it so specific to your own body. However, it's showing me needing about 700 more calories (around 1945ish) than what I've been eating for my height/weight, and that's not counting the few extra for activity levels, so I will probably be experiementing with this in the near future.
Also, in case the link doesn't work out for someone, or if it eventually breaks, I will post an excerpt here:
Step one is to calculate your BMR with the following formula:
655 + (4.3 x weight in pounds) + (4.7 x height in inches) - (4.7 x age in years)
66 + (6.3 x weight in pounds) + (12.9 x height in inches) - (6.8 x age in years)
Please note that this formula applies only to adults.
Step two: In order to incorporate activity into your daily caloric needs, do the following calculation:
•If you are sedentary : BMR x 20 percent
•If you are lightly active: BMR x 30 percent
•If you are moderately active (You exercise most days a week.): BMR x 40 percent
•If you are very active (You exercise intensely on a daily basis or for prolonged periods.): BMR x 50 percent
•If you are extra active (You do hard labor or are in athletic training.): BMR x 60 percent
Add this number to your BMR.
The result of this formula will be the number of calories you can eat every day and maintain your current weight. In order to lose weight, you'll need to take in fewer calories than this result.
As you lose weight, you can re-calculate the formula to assess your new BMR.
*BMR = Basal Metabolic Rate.
Last edited by opheliaphoenix; 02-13-2011 at 05:31 PM.