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Interesting~ that calculation gave me a range 1440-1880, while the Spark gives me 1200-1550. The Spark's recommendation is based on your goal, I think I am trying to lose 2 lbs a week. Of course its not happening. Rather, its happening very .slowly
Thank you for the info. I found it interesting. I was pleased to see I'm within my calorie range. It's frustrating, however, because I my scale is stuck. Perhaps it's broken.
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Soccer, it is a nutrition class through www.coursera.com. It's almost finished but many other colleges are offering similar courses and this one may repeat as well. I love free classes. :)
So I'm somewhere between 1587 - 1984, I try to eat around 1500 some days i'm at 1700 and I'm still not seeing results. :(
What type of nutrition class are you taking? I'm working towards an RD program, but I've been stuck taking general science pre-recs so I haven't had a chance to actually take a nutrition course yet.
It gives me something similar to the SP range, with a higher upper limit. What I like about this estimation is that it's weight dependent.
Are you ready for the Set Your Own Weekly Challenge Challenge? www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes
Thanks for the info. I'll definitely take a look at it.
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I don't know about you all but I didn't realize I was eating too many calories until I started my nutrition class last month. There are at least 4 different methods used by the calculators you find online. In my case, between all the methods I have a calorie spread of over 200. I think that's a pretty big difference when you're trying to cut/burn 500 per day to lose 1lb a week.
To get to the new method, which I learned in my nutrition class, is to convert your current weight into kilograms(1kg=2.2lbs).
To lose weight, consume 20-25 calories per kg of weight
To maintain weight, consume 25-30 calories per kg of weight
To gain weight, consume 30-35 calories per kg of weight
I don't know if anyone else will find this helpful but I did. It seems more straight forward that trying to estimate what my caloric needs are with all the different calculators since I just don't know for sure which level of activity I should be in and if I'm truly reducing by 500 or not.
I've been using this new method and have lost 1lb a week so I'm pretty happy about it so far. :D