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
| Pounds lost: 10.0