Author: Sorting Last Post on Top Message:
SLIMMERKIWI SparkPoints: (162,478)
Fitness Minutes: (34,680)
Posts: 22,721
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.
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calorie_calcu
lation101.asp


Kris

Co-Moderator Dealing with Depression
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=953


Team Leader Essential Tremors :-) (Benign and Familial) www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=30225


Co-Leader Crohn's Can't Stop Me
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=17464


I am not a Dr - please check with your qualified Health Professional for a diagnosis and treatment plan
CACTUS100 SparkPoints: (1,612)
Fitness Minutes: (0)
Posts: 3
3/21/13 10:31 P

male ,67,5'11 inches

LOTUS737 Posts: 2,033
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!
SLIMMERKIWI SparkPoints: (162,478)
Fitness Minutes: (34,680)
Posts: 22,721
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)
Co-Moderator Dealing with Depression
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=953


Team Leader Essential Tremors :-) (Benign and Familial) www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=30225


Co-Leader Crohn's Can't Stop Me
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=17464


I am not a Dr - please check with your qualified Health Professional for a diagnosis and treatment plan
CACTUS100 SparkPoints: (1,612)
Fitness Minutes: (0)
Posts: 3
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

Page: 1 of (1)  




Other Diet and Nutrition Topics:

Topics: Last Post:
Friday's Work Tradition (Doughnuts) 6/27/2014 9:31:23 AM
do potatoes count as veggies? 6/13/2014 9:52:38 AM
weight loss help 4/20/2014 11:08:14 AM
Just Joined 6/4/2014 4:44:37 PM
Fitness/Nutrition Tracker 4/30/2014 4:18:04 PM