Does an ACCURATE BMR Calculator even *EXIST*????

posted 3 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I definitely would eat more. What I do is find 3 different BMR caluclaters (although I do total daily energy expenditure-20%) and then I take the middle one of the three. I am on My Fitness Pal. I was at 1400 calories and then upped it to 1600 a month or two ago and I started losing weight again.

I think 1800 for you is acceptable because you are VERY active. Trying eating at it for about a month and a half and see how you do. I would also log every piece of food, even the little Hershey kisses. Log your runs, but don’t log every single walk you take unless its intentional.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

It can be hard since most people tend to over or underestimate both how active they are and how many calories they consume. Based on your activity level you are eating way too few calories in my opinion. 

This calculator comes closes to how many calories I actually burn based on my Fitbit. http://www.fat2fitradio.com/tools/bmr/ I entered my actual weight for goal weight like someone suggested on MFP and would be considered lightly active (I walk 8+ hours at work, work out 2-3 times a week, and do at least 10 flights of stairs a day). I just subtract 500 from how many calories it says I should it to get the amount I need to eat per day to lose 1 pound a week.

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@1stRosie:  Bump up your caloric intake to jumpstart your metabolism again (sounds crazy but it works) and try changing up your workouts, sounds like you’ve hit a plateau.  Good work, though – go girl!

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

BMR calculators = voodoo. You need to do actual lab testing and treadmill/respiration tests to actually measure your metabolic rates.

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@1stRosie:  LiveStrong helped me lose 51 POUNDS!

And I will tell you this–it will starve you to death if you let it!

At one point, it told me I only needed 700 calories. A day. Really. 700.

I’m 5’7″ and (at the time it said 700 cals/day) was 140lbs.

As long as you’re eating 1200 cals/day, your metabolism should be okay! Just don’t go below that. And REALLY don’t go below 1000!

That being said, you’ll probably see more inches lost and less weight lost if youre hitting the gym!

Also, drink more water! I went from 173 to 122 pounds, and the biggest change I made was drinking water (seriously, I wish I was joking)

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@1stRosie:  The NIH recently created one based on some research done by a metabolism researcher. It launches a java applet and lets you mess around with a bunch of settings to determine your BMR and set a path towards achieving a weight loss goal. I found it really useful. http://bwsimulator.niddk.nih.gov/

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

@1stRosie:  Yes, I would bump it up to 1350 calories per day and see how you feel. Increasing calorie intake helped give me way more energy as well as help me lose weight.

Also, what you are eating also plays a role in weight loss. Make sure you are getting a lot of fresh fruits and  veggies and protien and not just feeling up on empty calories.

 

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