At the top of the page under My Trackers, click my nutrition. I can almost guarantee that if you track every single bite you eat here, you'll start seeing results. The recommended caloric intake at the bottom is based on the math below, the start and goal weights you entered, and the timeframe you chose. If you want to change that go to My Trackers then Start, then under 0 pounds lost on the left, click Change goal.
Unfortunately, age and height have a serious impact on how many calories you can take in. This article is a really interesting (lotsa math) overview of how the whole weight loss process works. www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calorie_calcu
In particular, I'd look at:
Female BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate, what energy you spend by breathing and beating your heart) = 655 + (9.6 x weight in kg.) + (1.8 x height in cm.) – (4.7 x age in years)
Then multiply that by 1.2. The extra 20% is because you're not comatose. That's what you can eat without exercising or gaining weight.
Edited by: TINAIGNATIEV at: 6/21/2012 (10:36)
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