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Caloric Needs Calculator

Prompted by comments in another thread, below is a link to a calculator. Google found a bunch of them and the ones I tried were all in the same range (give or take 50 calories per day). This one has a little more info on caloric needs for weight loss.


Mon. Jun 4, 10:59am

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I've been losing 2-3 per week but according to that site, I should be eating about 500 more per day!

geez. I don't know about that.

Monday, June 04, 2007, 1:38 PM

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I agree, I think that site overestimates. I marked myself as "sedentary," despite the fact that I fit the "light activity" selection, and it told me that I need 1750 cals to maintain my weight (5'1", 114 lbs); I aim for 1300 and seem to be maintaining!

Though, I do cheat, probably often enough that maybe I do actually average around 1750... Hmm...

Monday, June 04, 2007, 2:33 PM

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Monday, June 04, 2007, 2:42 PM

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That one had me a little high - at 3909 calories for maintenanace.

this one had me at 2608 which seems pretty good (24 year old male 6'2 245 pounds, sedentary)

Monday, June 04, 2007, 4:27 PM

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I checked out both links and they were 74 calories apart.

Monday, June 04, 2007, 6:18 PM

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I've had my metabolic rate tested...

1400 calories needed to lie around all day
400 calories to 'feed' my occupational activity
700 calories on average that the machines say I burn at the gym
Total: 2500 calories to break even

This calculator says 2322...closer than I thought it would be.

Monday, June 04, 2007, 6:23 PM

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