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I need input (BMR, MFP, BFM)

Posted by on Mar. 21, 2013 at 9:25 AM
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My weight loss journey is ever changing as I read and learn new things to do and try.

I am 29, 5'10 and currently 188 lbs. I work out at
Most, 6 days a week. At Least 4. The BMR calculator I use currently has me at 1929. TDEE is 2990, and my cut value (20%) is 2392 calories to lose 1 lb a week.

I honestly have been doing 2000 calories per day. Or a little less. I dropped and just realized I need to adjust, but, I am def not netting that much. Should I be netting 2392 calories a day? Or at least my BMR?

I am not lifting heavy...I do cardio and strength train. Ultimately, when I join the gym I will be lifting heavier.

Anyways, I track in myfitness pal (MFP) and I have a body fit media (BFM) armband. My daily deficits are always way more than my daily goal of 500 calories.

I guess I need input on how to make my weight loss steadier. Or advice/tips....I know that everyone is different, etc. the last few weeks, it's drop....wait wait wait drop 4 more lbs. I have been losing an inch here and there.

Also, calorie intake wise, how in the hay can I cram more in? I know what to eat, I am truly struggling with how to put it together so I can get the most impact out of my calories...does that make sense?

Any advice on how to streamline it? I feel like I have all this data, but it hasn't quite clicked with how to properly utilize it.

Or do y'all think what I am doing is pretty good? I feel that there is always room for improvement and I would love some constructive criticisms.

Thanks, I know this was a long post to read.
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iamcafemom83
by on Mar. 21, 2013 at 9:26 AM
I realize that when I went to adjust my calories, 2000 was clearly not enough. I don't know how I got stuck on that? But the questions still remain lol
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iamcafemom83
by on Mar. 21, 2013 at 9:33 AM
Ah, I see what I did....I misread my BFM media settings and got stuck on the 2000 calories goal. Whoops.

I've only had it a month.
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MamaJessx3
by Gold Member on Mar. 21, 2013 at 9:56 AM
Your BMR is 1665.

1665*1.55=2581

To lose 1lb a week 2581-500=2081

Your calorie range is 1665-2081
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MamaJessx3
by Gold Member on Mar. 21, 2013 at 9:59 AM
I think you sound like you're thinking too much. Don't worry about hitting 2000 because that's on the high end of your range. Just keep doing what you're doing an make sure you're getting at least your BMR of 1665
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iamcafemom83
by on Mar. 21, 2013 at 10:16 AM
Hmmmm. So maybe the calculator I'm using is not correct?
I'm still wondering if I should worry about netting the calories. Or just eat 1665-2081 for the day no
Matter what I burn? Is that what you do?


Quoting MamaJessx3:

Your BMR is 1665.



1665*1.55=2581



To lose 1lb a week 2581-500=2081



Your calorie range is 1665-2081
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MamaJessx3
by Gold Member on Mar. 21, 2013 at 11:36 AM
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Eat in that range no matter what you burn. That range already works in your exercise. If u have a high burn day eat on the high end of that.

Quoting iamcafemom83:

Hmmmm. So maybe the calculator I'm using is not correct?

I'm still wondering if I should worry about netting the calories. Or just eat 1665-2081 for the day no

Matter what I burn? Is that what you do?




Quoting MamaJessx3:

Your BMR is 1665.





1665*1.55=2581





To lose 1lb a week 2581-500=2081





Your calorie range is 1665-2081
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iamcafemom83
by on Mar. 21, 2013 at 1:54 PM
Thanks that makes sense:)
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