Monday, August 16, 2010
My sister gave me the best advice when she told me not to think of a number but to go as low as my body can handle.
There isn't much difference in the BMR for even 10-20 lbs. Here is an example for my 58 years at 61.5 inches.
115 - 1405
120 - 1432
125 - 1458
130 - 1483
135 - 1510
140 - 1536
145 - 1561
150 - 1588
The difference in the number of calories I can consume being 115 or 135 is roughly 100 calories - 100 calories difference for 20 lbs - who can't burn 100 calories?
I know many of us are struggling with the perfect "goal weight" so I just wanted to throw out the numbers to help a little.
**edit: I know many of you are doing WW points so I went looking for information and found 3 pages that were interesting.
The first is really a forum but I found the postings to be very enlightening. caloriecount.about.com/w
The 2nd is an article with pros and cons of the WW Points system www.healthyweightforum.o
The last is an approximation of the patented formula used by WW www.peertrainer.com/Loun
Unlike BMR and counting calories, there is no way to accurately plan for a calorie range using WW Points - it depends entirely on the foods you eat and how much fat and/or fiber they contain. Unless the formula has been changed, it does not account for proteins.