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I have an RMR of 1907, but if I count calories on WW, I'm only eating about 1200.

Anyone know if this is healthy? I don't want to mess with my metabolism for the rest of my life. I'd rather lose more slowly. Any info is appreciated.

Wed. Feb 15, 10:01am

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I'd need to know more info. Like what type of job do you do for a living and about how many calories a week do you burn in the exercise department.

At first glance I would say you need to up your calories because you have a 700 calorie deficit per day assuming you do no movement whatsoever. To lose at a safe rate of 2 lbs. a week and keep that metabolism burning at a good rate you should have no more than 1000 calorie deficit per day.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006, 10:29 AM

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Are you eating your35 extra WW points per week and your exercise points? If not, you should be.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006, 2:23 PM

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I'm not sure about the answer to your question, but can you tell me how you know your RMR? I would assume you had it tested - but where did you go? I would like to have such a test but I'm not sure how to go about it. I saw something about this the other day on FitTV's show called Diet Doctor.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006, 2:28 PM

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To get your RMR tested...

go to and you can find a location that does testing near you.


Wednesday, February 15, 2006, 2:56 PM

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is RMR the same as BMR (base metabolic rate)?

I use software to keep track of my food intake, including calorie count, and exercise... the software estimates my BMR to be a little more than 3000. In order to reach my weight loss goal, I am supposed to consume 1000 calories less than my BMR

So, how accurate would this software be? Is there a basic formula to figure ones BMR/RMR? I have a pretty physical job... landscape/interiorscape work. Lots of walking, and a good bit of lifting.

The diet plan I'm following suggests that in order to meet my weightloss goal, I shouldn't eat more than 1500 calories per day...

So, does this seem about right? somewhat accurate?

Wednesday, February 15, 2006, 3:35 PM

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Check the link: very specific formulas for weight loss and maintenance numbers
( and weight gain as well); and tiips on adjusting the caloric intake as the weight loss progresses,


Sunday, February 19, 2006, 12:10 AM

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