Spark's are too low for me also.
I have been getting Bioimpedence tests done at my Naturopath's office. It's an ultrasonic device they hook you up to that tells you your lean body masss, skeletal weight, water composition, body fat percentage and your basal metabolic rate (or daily basal caloric expenditure). Mine has been shifting between 1650 and 1700. That's BASAL, not RESTING.
Spark has mine figured out at much less, plus Spark also adds on calories for basic living, like getting up out of bed, daily activities, etc. and they have mine set at 1759. They have added I think it is approximately 300 calories. So, there calculation is actually about 300 calories lower than my naturopath's calculations.
I am also into weight lifting, and I use the figures from my doc to figure out what I need to eat. I won't go below 1600 anymore, and I don't seem to lose any weight that way anyhow. I seem to do best around 1600-1800. I burn around 500 calories minumum a day doing exercise. Doesn't matter if it's weights or cardio. I just did 55 minutes of strength training and burned 468 calories...
Spark seems to like the 1200-1550 calories range, which is a good range if you are a couch potato. lol
Edited by: FIT_ARTIST at: 4/1/2011 (13:45)
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