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The Calorie Bank

Friday, October 04, 2013

In my last blog I was explaining how I have decided to track my calories in and out like you would deposits and withdrawals from a bank. I've had a few people message me asking for the details so here they are. I took a blank check register and I basically have 3 entries per day 1 for calories in that's my total calories eaten that day a second for calories out that's my calories burned through exercise and my BMR calories that's the amount I burn on a daily basis just existing lol. each week gets a page and then hopefully by the end of the week I will end up with a deficit of 3,500. Here is a graphic showing how to figure out your BMR and your maintenance calorie amount for anyone interested

I have two days in and I've noticed a difference already I pushed myself last night to do an extra workout so I would have more calories to deduct from my balance, and last night when I was going to eat another cookie before bed I remembered I'd have to add it and changed my mind. I'll give it a few weeks and see what happens for now I'm enjoying working out again after taking most of the month of September off I am sore all over today and it feels so good!
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    Sure for women it is 655 + (4.3x weight in lbs) + (4.7 x height in inches) –(4.7 x age in years)

    That number is your BMR or basal metabolic rate next you figure your activity level sedentary gets a x 1.2 lightly active x 1.375 moderate x 1.55 very active x 1.725 and extra active x 1.9

    BMR x Activity Level = Calorie intake you should consume daily to maintain current weight

    1448 days ago
    I would like to try doing this... however I cant see the picture that you posted well enough to read the calculation information. could you type it or make the picture larger?
    1450 days ago
  • LAURA1384
    a very cool perspective!
    1451 days ago
    I really like this idea! Thank you for sharing!
    1451 days ago
    Woohoo! Let us know if it works for you!
    1452 days ago
    Good for you!
    1452 days ago
    I like that tracking idea. i just track on SP as I eat it and hope I don't go over mu calories! I'm going to start planning my meals so I know I won't go over each day.
    1452 days ago
    That is a great way to track! What a great idea! May have to try it :)
    1452 days ago
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