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GRAVELRIDGEBOY SparkPoints: (36,875)
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12/15/12 4:00 P

The calculator was higher, I just went to a calculator because I could not remember and it says that I should be burning 2200 calories a day but with the heart rate monitor I was only burning 1900 (I did type in my information from a couple years ago, the same as when I did the test). So the calculator was 300 calories higher for me...

PSCHIAVONE2 SparkPoints: (20,650)
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12/15/12 2:06 P

I do not think it matters. Find a calorie range that lets you loose weight and stick with it. Eat the best calories you can. I do think it is more than a matter of calories in and calories out. I think it is more like garbage in garbage out.

KYLAR_STERN SparkPoints: (22,234)
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12/15/12 9:50 A

Hey GravelRidgeBoy, since you did that little lazy day heart rate experiment, where did it tell you your calorie burn was compared to your calculated BMR? just curious how close the two numbers where for you.

GRAVELRIDGEBOY SparkPoints: (36,875)
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12/14/12 2:29 P

I wore a heart rate monitor for 24 hours that tracked the calories I burnt to figure out mine. I did it on a 'lazy day' that I did not do too much physical just to see what my bottom calorie count should be to maintain where I was then.

BREWMASTERBILL SparkPoints: (31,088)
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12/14/12 12:06 P

Well, which one? There are a number of BMR calculations. Is the calculation perfect, absolutely not. It's an estimate. Should you be freaking out? Of course not. Each day you are tracking is a measurement. If the average calories is going up and the scale is going up, change the intake. Keep in mind, BMR is the number that keeps you alive, it doesn't include any other activity.

TOMMYGUN81 SparkPoints: (5,693)
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12/14/12 10:49 A

I've heard conflicting opinions about the legitimacy of the Basic Metabolic Rate calculation. Some say it's a load of BS, and some swear by it.

What do you guys think?

I ask because I'm trying to get my average down to about (-500) of my BMR (1900 calories), but wondering if it's as mathamatical as we're led to believe. Basically I've ended up at a north of 2,000 calorie average the past 2 weeks, and wondering if I should be freaking out or not.

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