BMR and playing with the numbers

Scribbled down on May 13th, 2010 by she
Posted in new leaf

I was poking about on today trying to guestimate what my maintenance calories will be based on my goal weight and imagined fitness level. Depending on my activity level it looks like my BMR will sit somewhere between 1660-1870. Quite a range.

I also learned that if I were 4in taller, I’d get to eat between 1750-1970. Oh, to be a taller (or younger) woman!

Interestingly enough, when I entered in the option of completely sedentry (which I don’t ever plan on being again) and my goal weight of 50 lbs lighter, I learned that my BMR is pretty much the same as the reduced calorie plan I’m following now.  Then again, I don’t have a big deficit due to lack of eating… Most of my deficit comes from exercise.

Since I’ve been unable to exercise with the same vigor and frequency as when I first started the lifestyle change due to knee rehab process, I’ve dropped my intake from 1500-1600 to about 1450 these past few weeks. I’m hoping to be able to increase my exercise slowly as the muscles start to strengthen around my knee.

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