As I've been learning more about calorie intake and how we burn it and I have become curious about where to set my calorie goals. Sparkpeople had my calorie intake set way too high for my body to actually lose anything so I've been custom setting it. (my body is VERY stubborn about letting go of even one pound. Ugh!!)
I found this site: http://caloriecount.about.com/cc/calories-burned.php which tells you aprox how many calories you burn just by walking around and exsisting. Spark people has a graph you can check in with that tells compares your calorie intake vs your output. (It's in the "reports" section and it's the "Calorie differential report") and both Spark people and caloriecount site I shared said I burn about 2,550 calories just by existing, and then of course...whatever I burn in exercise.
So...knowing how much you need to eat to move your body through the day healthfully...you don't want to go too much below that...right? I've heard some people talking about 1200 calorie diets and I worry that's WAY too low!
Then I started thinking about my nutrional needs and being an HIV+ person and I started to wonder if there's additional calories needed, or if there's no real corrilation.
| current weight: 229.0