Sunday, June 02, 2013
VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION HEREIN! That's if your weight is stagnant...
When I read the above link at the beginning of May 2013, something clicked in my head when it said that my numbers may not be right. I was eating right, I was exercising right, but my weight was so slow in coming down.
Therefore, I went about looking at my numbers more closely. Something was bothering me - my BMR seemed quite elevated for my age group (it is at 1619 on Spark People). So I looked for a BMR calculation right here on Spark People. Once I calculated it, I found that my actual BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate) was 1345, a difference of 274! Therefore, I was eating more than I should have been or not exercising enough to burn the excess. To top it all, we need to recalculate our BMRs as we lose weight. On the 20th of May, I started doing my own calculations with the new numbers at hand and did not rely on the Spark People (Daily Calorie Differential) report. I'm happy to report that my weight went down and from the 20th, I did lose 2 lbs. If you calculate your BMR and it seems correct for you on the SP site, continue to use it however, if your weight is stagnant, I suggest the following:
1. Recalculate your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR)
2. Calculate your Daily Calorie Differential this way:
Calories eaten: put your info here
BMR: put your calculation here
Calories burnt: put your info here
(Add the BMR and Calories burned and subtract your food eaten to get your Daily Calorie Differential.)
Daily Calorie Differential is -
For me it has been working. Finally, I have been seeing the scale number going down.
Don't forget to recalculate your BMR as you lose weight!