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Old 01-19-2009, 01:25 PM   #1
Jen415
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Location: Space Coast, Florida
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S/C/G: 350/321/TBD

Height: 5'6"

Default BMR Calculators and Calorie Deficits

Okay, so I calculated my BMR by hand using the Harris Benedict equation (don't I sound all smart?? LOL) I found it here: http://www.bmi-calculator.net/bmr-calculator/

So according to my height, weight, age and activity, my maintenance calorie level is 2991, so I'll round it up to 3000.

If I want to lose 2 lbs a week, I need a 7000 calorie deficit, which is 1000 calories a day. That would leave me with 2000 calories.

So based on this, I could lose 2 lbs a week just by doing the level of exercise I am at right now....is that right? (Something tells me there's more to it than what I read.)
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