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Oh and BTW, is this the same as your Basal Metabolic Rate? (Is that measured in calories?)

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Oh and BTW, is this the same as your Basal Metabolic Rate? (Is that measured in calories?)

http://www.caloriesperhour.com/tutorial_need.php

Without knowing how much LBM (lean mass) you have, there's no way of properly calculating. We can always come up with a rough estimate. If you're extremely active, you'd need more calories to support your activity. If you're sedentary, you'd need less. A muscular, athletic man who moves around like crazy could put away 4000 KCal daily without any weight gain whatsoever while a lazy, non athletic female would definitely gain weight with that calorie count. Count your calories daily, then weigh yourself once a week under the same conditions. You'll find out how many calories your body can support.

Oh and BTW, is this the same as your Basal Metabolic Rate? (Is that measured in calories?)

Perfectly put. There are tons of online calculators for this type of stuff but they are really just estimates. If you want to lose weight, eat less and do more stuff, that's how I always looked at it.Without knowing how much LBM (lean mass) you have, there's no way of properly calculating. We can always come up with a rough estimate. If you're extremely active, you'd need more calories to support your activity. If you're sedentary, you'd need less. A muscular, athletic man who moves around like crazy could put away 4000 KCal daily without any weight gain whatsoever while a lazy, non athletic female would definitely gain weight with that calorie count. Count your calories daily, then weigh yourself once a week under the same conditions. You'll find out how many calories your body can support.

I'm not a fan of rapid weight loss. Slow and steady works great.

Basal metabolic rate is measured in kilocalories. If you say you need 2000 calories a day, actually what you should say is you need 2000 kilocalories a day.

Oh and BTW, is this the same as your Basal Metabolic Rate? (Is that measured in calories?)

Basal metabolic rate is the amount of kilocalories burned if you lie on bed doing nothing for 24 hours.

You can estimate your BMR by using the Harris Benedict formula :

Men: BMR = 66 + (13.7 X weight in kg) + (5 X height in cm) - (6.8 X age in years)

Women: BMR = 655 + (9.6 X wt in kg) + (1.8 X ht in cm) - (4.7 X age in years)

Note:

1 inch = 2.54 cm.

1 kilogram = 2.2 lbs.

Example: You are female

You are 30 yrs old

You are 5' 6 " tall (167.6 cm)

You weigh 120 lbs. (54.5 kilos)

Your BMR = 655 + 523 + 302 - 141 = 1339 calories/day

Now that you know your BMR, you can calculate TDEE by multiplying your BMR by your activity multiplier from the chart below:

Sedentary = BMR X 1.2 (little or no exercise, desk job)

Lightly active = BMR X 1.375 (light exercise/sports 1-3 days/wk)

Mod. active = BMR X 1.55 (moderate exercise/sports 3-5 days/wk)

Very active = BMR X 1.725 (hard exercise/sports 6-7 days/wk)

Extr. active = BMR X 1.9 (hard daily exercise/sports & physical job or 2X day training, i.e marathon, contest etc.)

Example:

Your BMR is 1339 calories per day

Your activity level is sedentary (little or no exercise, desk job)

Your activity factor is 1.2

Your TDEE = 1.2 X 1339 = 1606 calories/day

TDEE = Total Daily Energy Expenditure = Calories to maintain weight

BMR (men and women) =

370 + (21.6 X lean mass in kg).

Example:

you are male

you weigh 80 kilograms

your bodyfat is 20 % ( 16 kilograms fat and 64 kilograms lean mass)

Your BMR : 370 + 1382 = 1752 kilocalories.

Thanks again for your valuable contributions. I have a question: can you use the Harris Benedict formula to figure out your BMR, then plugging this BMR number into the Katch-McCardle formula solve for one's lean body mass (and thereby body fat percentage)? Mathematically you can, but I just wanted your insight as to how accurate this method would be in determining lean body mass/body fat percentage. I'm sure it's not very accurate and that an actual direct measurement of lean body mass/body fat is far superior. Please let me know. Thanks.

Short answer : No.

Thanks again for your valuable contributions. I have a question: can you use the Harris Benedict formula to figure out your BMR, then plugging this BMR number into the Katch-McCardle formula solve for one's lean body mass (and thereby body fat percentage)? Mathematically you can, but I just wanted your insight as to how accurate this method would be in determining lean body mass/body fat percentage. I'm sure it's not very accurate and that an actual direct measurement of lean body mass/body fat is far superior. Please let me know. Thanks.

If you want to measure your own bodyfat, there is a cheap way. Buy a accu measure skinfold caliper. It's cheap and easy to use.

If you are comfortable doing so, I'd like to have your e-mail so that I could ask you a question unrelated to the topic at hand.

I'm really sorry.

If you are comfortable doing so, I'd like to have your e-mail so that I could ask you a question unrelated to the topic at hand.

I used to reply questions from TW posters via email. But I can NOT do that anymore, because I have an online consultation client now ( he is also a poster in TW forum).

It's not fair for him if I still answer questions from other posters via email, because my client paid me to do the consultation.

I hope you can understand that.

If you want to ask question, just start a thread in this forum. I will reply the question if I have the time.

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Are you sure your TDEE is only 1900?

Give me your age, weight and height, and how many times a week you do physical activity. And I will count it for you.

30 days, guaranteed, if you do these :

1. do NOT eat and drink anything, except the 3 milk shakes you consume each night.

2. Take as many cytomel and clenbuterol pills as you can.

3. Massage your abs 3 hours per day.

4. run, run, run everyday until you can not run anymore.

5. sit up, sit up, sit up every day until you can not sit up anymore.

Well, stupid question deserve a stupid reply.

OMG!! Thanks for the laugh Ano.

hmmm... i tried it myself, must have made an error somewhere. i am 20, 165 lbs, 5 ft 10 inches, and do intense workouts (competitive tennis with some weightlifting) 6 days a week. thanks for your help.Are you sure your TDEE is only 1900?

Give me your age, weight and height, and how many times a week you do physical activity. And I will count it for you.

Your Basal Metabolic Rate =hmmm... i tried it myself, must have made an error somewhere. i am 20, 165 lbs (75 kg), 5 ft 10 inches (178 cm), and do intense workouts (competitive tennis with some weightlifting) 6 days a week. thanks for your help.

66 + (13.7 X 75) + (5 X 178 ) - (6.8 X 20)

= 66 + 1027 + 890 - 136 = 1847

You are very active, your activity multiplier is 1.725.

Your TDEE = 1847 X 1.725 = 3186 kilocalories per day.

http://health.msn.com/weight-loss/bmi-calculator-new.aspx

http://health.msn.com/weight-loss/measure-your-metabolism.aspx

My personal record is 12 lbs in a day.I'm not a fan of rapid weight loss. Slow and steady works great.

Granted I came home and layed flat on my back on the floor and if I moved anything I would cramp instantly.

But I did lose 12lbs in a day.

J

Holy crap Jolly, I'm glad you're still alive! Did you put a treadmill in a sauna?My personal record is 12 lbs in a day.

Granted I came home and layed flat on my back on the floor and if I moved anything I would cramp instantly.

But I did lose 12lbs in a day.

J

No, it was like the first warmish day we had in a couple of months in wintertime, so I put in about 8 hours on court. And whatever I drank I just peed out. Not fun.Holy crap Jolly, I'm glad you're still alive! Did you put a treadmill in a sauna?

J