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3/21/13 11:29 P

I worked out that at your weight, age, sex, height, just for a sedentary lifestyle you need just on 3900 calories, so I would say, "Yes, the calories given probably would be quite accurate." The thing is, a heavier person burns a lot more calories doing the same exercise as someone a lot lighter.

Here is a link to Dietitian Becky's article on how to calculate calories required.
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3/21/13 10:31 P

male ,67,5'11 inches

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3/19/13 10:22 A

If you are willing to share your gender, age, and height we can help you more!

Current goal:
-8 pounds (32 total) by October

Healthy choices and actions have positive impacts, even if the scale doesn't move!
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3/18/13 11:31 P

Have you put in all your information correctly? Your current weight, your sex, exercise regime, including TYPE of exercise? Have you been realistic re the speed of your weight-loss. These can all make a difference as to how much SP recommends for our range. Heavier people DO need to eat more, but I don't know how much more.

Perhaps if you check that everything has been set properly and remember to hit save before leaving. Don't aim for a fast weight-loss because they aren't sustainable and generally not healthy. It might be that you need to extend your goal for when you want to achieve the loss.

SP sets a RANGE of between "this" and "that", rather than a specific calorie, but I agree, your calories seem too high.

Kris

Edited by: SLIMMERKIWI at: 3/18/2013 (23:32)
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3/18/13 9:50 P

My food tracker says I should be eating 4400 calories a day. My weight is 438,and I know 4400 is not right I would like to know how to fiqure true calories intake I should have

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