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Calorie Confusion and BMR

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Calorie Confusion
I can see why people can get so confused about how many Calories that they should be eating a day to lose weight. It is important to know your BMR - Basal Metabolic Rate - this is the number of Calories you should consume a day just to keep your body functioning properly in an inactive state.

My BMR is currently 1572 Calories a Day

I have a link to the calculator on my blog

So I would class myself as Moderately Active - as I am going to the gym 5-6 times a week but not totally killing myself LOL!

So to maintain my weight I would have to consume 2436 Calories a day

But I want to lose weight - so at the moment the nutritional site SparkPeople I use to track my progress states that I should be between 1500-1850cal a day

This seems to be working at the moment with the exercise schedule that I am on - I have lost another kilo this week - so all that fluid retention has gone - back to where I was before the flu hit. - YEAH!! rightgethealthywoman.blo

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    Thanks for the information - I need 2084 so now I have to calculate my deficit. Thanks for the link.
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    1512 days ago
    way to go!! thanks for the bmr info, will check that one out!
    1512 days ago
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