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# Interesting little formula

### Wednesday, January 05, 2011

In between making reservations today I looked this up and lo and behold I have learned something so now I KNOW I AM MOST DEFINITELY NOT DEAD!
LOL Just kidding. I always tell people you learn something new everyday so if you don't learn AT LEAST SOMETHING you must be dead. LOL Yeah I'm a goof ball.

I found this article about calculating my BMR and then using that to calculate how many calories I would need to consume to lose weight.

www.bmi-calculator.net/b
mr-calculator/bmr-formula.php

The result of the formula for me is 1948 calories need to be consumed for my height, weight and age.
Now, next, weight loss.

www.bmi-calculator.net/b
mr-calculator/harris-bened
ict-equation/

Crazily enough my total after THIS calculation is (drum roll please!) 2678!!!

HOLY GUACAMOLE!

Now the website says
"An alternative way of calculating a safe minimum calorie-intake level is by reference to your body weight or current body weight. Reducing calories by 15-20% below your daily calorie maintenance needs is a useful start. You may increase this depending on your weight loss goals."

So this means I need to subtract 535 calories from 2678 if I'm trying to reduce my caloric intake by 20%.

Sooooooo end result. I need to consume about 2100 calories a day. I think I'll actually shoot more for about 1800 or so because I seem to do best, weight loss wise when I'm about there.

I'll try this out over the next few weeks to see how it goes!