BMR and calculating "realistic results" Nerd Alert!!! - 3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community


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Old 03-15-2007, 06:37 PM   #1  
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Lightbulb BMR and calculating "realistic results" Nerd Alert!!!

Hi all..

I'm just wondering if anyone's ever gone to different sites and figured out their Basal Metabolic Rate.
I take a number of calories eaten (say 1200) and subtract the difference from that number and then add it up over a period of months. Sort of like keeping a calorie deficit. Then I divide that by 3500 - the number of calories in a pound.

It gives me a realistic idea of how fast I can lose weight. I just made a chart up for the next three weeks to keep track of things like weight and calories but also a couple of new things like fiber and sugar as well as how I'm feeling. What a huge nerd I am!!

Anyway; I had a three week goal of five pounds, but after doing calculations it looks like 1.7 pounds or 2 pounds is more reasonable and I'm bummed!!

With an average bmr of 1460 and eating 1200 calories a day, that's all that happens and that means that no one day is over 1200!

I guess it's harder now that I have only a little left, it goes so much more slowly. In the beginning I'd see these big drops and be so excited, then it tapered off and now, even though it's still going down, it's going down VERY slowly.

Maybe I can help blast it off by adding some more cardio.. ya think?
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Old 03-15-2007, 07:06 PM   #2  
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Yup, I'm a nerd. I love all that tracking and figuring ... especially when it leads to weight loss.
But in all honesty ... I think it's vital to know as much about your body and nutrition as you can. To run the machine ... ya know?
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