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Just an example of different weights and BMR

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.

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

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.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MRS.DOYLE 8/18/2010 10:39AM

    Well, I just worked out mine and am pleasantly surprised to see that there are only 26 daily calories between the weight I'm at and my ideal weight. It looks so doable now. Thanks.

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LINDABENEDICT 8/18/2010 1:24AM

    Great info ...THANKS!

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SOPHIADARE 8/17/2010 7:48PM

    Fascinating! Thanks!

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 8/17/2010 1:29PM

    Very interesting. Thanks for sharing.

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PAIGESMAMA 8/17/2010 8:46AM

    It sure puts things in perspective, doesn't it?

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TEENY_BIKINI 8/16/2010 11:06PM


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LOPEYP 8/16/2010 8:39PM

    Interesting. Thanks for sharing.

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MRS.DOYLE 8/16/2010 5:24PM

    That's a great way of putting it. I must work out mine.

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MARTY19 8/16/2010 5:13PM

    I'm not so good with the numbers. I know - you've tried to explain them to me multiple times. But As long as I am not hungry and am eating enough to keep me full, I am happy. So many of us struggle with this. It is nice to see them in black and white.

Bless you

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SHERRY257 8/16/2010 3:51PM

    Thanks for the information. emoticon

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MELSY82 8/16/2010 3:17PM

    Thank you, perspective is always a huge help!! Hope you are well:)

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MSLZZY 8/16/2010 3:10PM

    Great information-thank you! HUGS!

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