My BMR! Watch

polka_dott
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Okay I worked out my BMR WITH the exercise I do (gym 4 times a week, will be going up to 5)and walking 2 miles 3-4 times a week to and from work that its like over 2300!! Would this be true?? I have put on weight reccently and am 5'9" and female but it still seems a lot. Does this mean I'll need to eat 1800 a day to lose weight?
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doesnt sound amazingly high. What calcuatlor did you use?

Yes if your BMR is 2300 eat 1800 for 1;b/week fat loss
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I don't get this - what exactly have you calculated? BMR means Basal metabolic rate i.e. what you burn from just being alive; in this you cannot say 'with exercise' or whatever.


A fairly normal BMR for a girl who is small-ish would be 1200-1800kcal (depending a lot on your build, metabolism etc.), but can also be a bit higher (I'm male, but my BMR is quite close to 2400). If you upon this do exercise worth maybe 700kcal a day, i.e. total kcal burnt by your body is 1900-2500, then you should at most be 500kcal under this for weightloss, but never below your BMR.
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for some reason people always shorten Basic + basal metabolic rate to BMR. Where basic is total cals burned: basal + any exercise. Since she said she used her daily activities ive assumed its base MR.
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I first calculated what I needed if I lay in bed all day - 1523 cals and then timed it by 1.55 because I work out 4-5 times a week but not every single day and it came out over 2300 cals.
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