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RAYLINSTEPHENS
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3/18/11 4:24 P

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I googled NEAT BMR and came up with 3 articles - I will not go through all of this when the BMR Spark gives me is close enough - but this doesn't mean you can't calculate your non-exercise activity. If it works, go for it!

I am going to sparkmail you these links as well. But the only way you are going to find this information here at SparkPeople is to use the experts forums.

Nonexercise activity thermogenesis (NEAT): environment and biology
ajpendo.physiology.org/content/286/5/E675.
full


Calculating Calorie Needs and Macronutrients
forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=12
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For the average person to do this would be like juggling and putting your pants on at the same time. This is your program and your journey - I do hope you find and achieve what you're looking for. My one wish for you and everyone here is to find your goal weight.

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what an interesting discussion. I have to admit I've never given BMR much thought. Mine on SP seems high - and if I eat to those calories, I will gain. Given this conversation that seems to reinforce the fact that I live a sedentary life. I work in an office and sit at a desk most of my day. So I know my BMR is too high for me. So I eat a little lower than the recommended calories in SP so I can lose weight. But I'll bet it's different for each of us.

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3/4/11 7:42 P

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Here is the link for the Spark document on how to calculate your BMR:

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness_artic
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Hope that helps.


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3/2/11 12:06 P

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Ok, I dug a little further and these message boards might enlighten you a little:

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.a
sp?imboard=6&imparent=20926516


www.sparkpeople.com/ma/BMR-Calculation/6/1
/18198412


www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_
individual.asp?blog_id=1879027


I know there is an article that explains the calculations - I just never felt the need. I know I am around 1400 at 5'1.5" and a weight of 115-120 and any deficit is a plus in my book.

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3/2/11 10:57 A

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From the daily Reports:
*BMR
BMR is your Basal Metabolic Rate, which is the number of calories your body burns on a daily basis to perform its basic tasks like breathing and pumping blood. The BMR calculation is based on your age and weight and accounts for a sedentary lifestyle. The BMR in the chart above has been multipled by 1.2 to account for the calories you need for both basal metabolic functions and light activity outside of exercise (such as light walking on the job, deskwork, and running errands.) Please note that BMR is not a perfect measure.

Your BMR will not change according to what you eat - your calorie differential will. If you want, you can post your question at the expert's board for Nutrition & Diet www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard_t
opics.asp?imboard=7

or Fitness & Exercise
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard_t
opics.asp?imboard=6


but your basic BMR is not going to change the way you are stating it. This is why I am confused and cannot answer your question.

It sounds like you might be using a Heart Rate Monitor or perhaps not the right calculations for BMR?

The way it was explained to me is this - I can safely consume the calories equivalent to my BMR without ever exercising and expect to maintain my current weight. So, I can safely eat 1400 calories daily and expect my weight to remain the same.

If I exercise and burn 400 calories daily, I can raise my calorie input to 1800 safely and not gain weight. But my BMR remains at 1400 for a sedentary lifestyle. The only thing changing is my calories in for my calories out.



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2 years without home internet added back 20 lbs. I'm back and they're going!

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3/2/11 10:47 A

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To simplify my question? SP says my BMR should be 2200 calories per day. When I take into account everything I eat and all my exercise I got a BMR of 600 this week?

I am averaging 1200 for the last 6 weeks (almost 1000 calories lower a day than SP calculates.

So the question is WHY is my BMR so low? (no health issue seems to be involved)

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I check my BMR daily - I used to go here:
www.caloriesperhour.com/index_burn.php

but now with the ongoing weekly challenge to have a calorie deficit, I just use the SP one.

I am pretty much 1400 BMR.

This should not vary other than by your weight - I can't figure how your numbers are changing? It will lower as your weight drops.

So - I am confused by your question?

Central Time Zone
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I went from 210-120 in 16 months with SparkPeople!
In Maintenance since 8/11/09!!

2 years without home internet added back 20 lbs. I'm back and they're going!

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3/2/11 9:22 A

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I wonder if anyone else is looking at their BMR.

To get a value take calories eaten subtract calories exerciesed and add calorieas from weight loss (or subtract if gained)

SP gives a calculated value based on height weight and age. Mine should be ~2200 according to this formula.

When I calculate my actual on a weekly basis I get very variable results... this week I have any all time low of 600. Over the last 5 weeks I had a high of 2200 and an average of 1200.

I need to figure out how to get my BMR up to par?

Does anyone have a clue?

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