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# CaloriePoint Assessment Results

### Friday, September 21, 2012

So for some time now I’ve been saying that I was going to blog about my CaloriePoint Assessment. All I had to do was sit in a chair and breathe through a mask. The purposed of the test is to measure my resting metabolic rate (RMR): a measure of the number of calories your body consumes at rest. My test showed that my RMR is 1255. It was 1149 back in 2010. So I need 1255 calories per say to sustain bodily function (if I just laid in bed all day) and with my given lifestyle, I need 1632 calories a day to do what it is that I do day to day. Lifestyle is determined by your physical activity during a normal day excluding exercise. The trainer put my lifestyle as very light (spend most of the day sitting) since I have a desk job.

There is a program that they use to then start the fun calculations. You take your RMR + Lifestyle – lose/gain per week + workout = calories per day. So I started calculating to see what I come up with. To lose .75lbs per week, I should eat between 1457 - 1582 calories per day. I came up with that range because I calculated that my lifestyle as very light trainer put my lifestyle as very light (spend most of the day sitting) and light (spend day standing) and only eating back 200 calories of my workout (average about 400 calories burned a day). I never thought of not eating back what I worked off but some of my Ninja gals were talking about that. So I thought that I’d give it a try to see what happens. Ironically enough, I’ve been eating within that range already. My daily calories are unitl around 1450-1550. Sparkpeople has me at 1,460 - 1,810 just about the same as what it would be if I ate back my entire workout. I ran a report and I’ve basically have been staying within my range

So there ya go. All of that waiting for what Yes it's a lot of calculations but I do like to play around with the numbers to see what I come up with. I’m still doing my elimination diet and it’s going well. I talked to the nutritionist today and she told me how to reintroduce the foods back into my diet. I will blog about that later.