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# BMR calculator for weight loss?

 20/01/2013, 12:20 AM Post #1 Posts: 255   Joined: 21-July 12 Member Is the Basal metabolic rate calculator a good way to work out how many calories you need to be eating? Is the minimum amount of calories it works out good to lose weight or can you go even lower?Thank you
 20/01/2013, 07:57 AM Post #2 Posts: 1,960   Joined: 9-April 10 Advanced Member Hi Jjbeanz!I'm not sure if this is the most accurate way, but in the past I've calculated my BMR, then used the Harris Benedict equation where you factor in your activity levels. For example, my BMR is 1740; then, for a 'lightly active' person, multiply that by 1.375 = 2390. I then aimed to go at least 500 or so calories below that for weight loss.http://www.bmi-calculator.net/bmr-calculat...edict-equation/Hope that helps
 20/01/2013, 10:59 AM Post #3 Posts: 10,826   Joined: 14-January 09 Train your dog, it's worth it! I just cheat and make Calorie King do it for me.
 20/01/2013, 11:02 AM Post #4 Posts: 1,477   Joined: 4-December 09   From: Adelaide (NE suburbs) Advanced Member QUOTE (*Spikey* @ 20/01/2013, 11:29 AM) I just cheat and make Calorie King do it for me. +1
 20/01/2013, 12:54 PM Post #5 Posts: 255   Joined: 21-July 12 Member Ahh ok thanks... I would like to find my ideal calorie rate for weight loss
 20/01/2013, 02:29 PM Post #6 Posts: 10,826   Joined: 14-January 09 Train your dog, it's worth it! If you pop into calorie king and enter your weight, height and a few other details, it will calculate that for you. No obligation to use CK if you don't want to, but it does have a you-beaut section for recording everything (which reminds me, I should enter lunch)...

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