Thursday, March 25, 2010
After reading Ruby-Doo's reply and re-reading her suggestion and the blog I tried something similar I think.
I don't know if this is what Ruby-Doo and her friend are doing - but here goes:
I eat 1800 calories daily (on average) and I burn 400 calories on average - so this leaves 1400 calories for my body to run on.
Is this what you and your friend are doing, Ruby-Doo?
I just changed my chart to 1.2 activity level (sedentary) and guess what?! It puts my BMR at 1187 and my Calorie Goal and my TDEE at 1424 for maintaining my weight!
The number changes but the end results seem to be the same so go ahead and do it! What have you got to lose but weight?
I thought of this either last night or this morning and this is the first chance I have to try it out and to tell you.
Let me know how you make out please? I really do care! It does seem a lot simpler if it works! Mind you, I was advised you must always leave at least 1,000 calories for your body to function. (I was told this almost 2 years ago by a wonderful lady who just couldn't explain it better. But it did get me started on Calories In vs. Calories Out.)
**edit: It isn't quite the same, but this doesn't mean it won't work. We are all different! With my 1.55-moderately active, I wind up with a Calorie Deficit - with the 1.2 sedentary I have a negative number - the difference is about 300 so I really cannot say which will work for anyone. What have you got to lose but weight and inches!