Question on Daily Calories Burned / BMI

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  1. Ammonation

    Ammonation New Member

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    I was looking over at nutritiondata.com at their BMI & Calories Burned Calculator. Currently I am 22, I am 5'9, and weigh 187. I listed myself as active. I go to the gym usually around 5 days a week.

    Under excercise options I listed weighlifting moderately for 30 minutes each time, and I put the treadmill for 30 (I do the eliptical and it wasn't listed).

    It said my BMI is 28.1 which is a little high, but it says it estimates I burn 3850 calories a day. Doesn't that seem a little high? I tracked my calorie in-take today, and I have had 1915 calories and I am pretty much done eating for the day.

    So if this is relatively correct, I roughly burned 1800 calories of fat today. I am sure my average nutrition ranges higher, but if this were correct I burned almost half a pound today?

    Are there more accurate calculators?
     
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    BMI is worthless. unless your doing a huge population data collection.

    otherwise. track your eating, if you're losing weight - you're undermaintence
    if you're gaining weight - you're over eating
    if you stable - youre at maintenence

    check in a week later and see if you gained/lost/stayed the same. then youll know
     
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    ^^^

    everybody is different so trying to get everybody to fit into the same category is BS.

    if you want a rough estimate of your daily caloric expenditure (excluding workouts), you can multiply your bodyweight by 12-15 (if you find you put on weight easy, use 12, if you find it tough to put it on 15)
     
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    Well I am trying to figure out how many calories I usually burn a day so I can lose weight. I have seen calculators saying I burn as high as 3900 a day, as low as 3000 a day. Need to know that so I can track my eating.
     
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    Calculators are a good starting point but everyone is different. You're going to have to play with the numbers until you start losing weight. I know nothing about you but i'd assume you don't burn 3800 calories and i'd assume you're over rating your activity level.
     
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    no online calculator I've seen is any better/worse then BWx12

    from there you're just going to have to do it the old trial and error way. pick a calorie value (be it from some online calculator or BWxwhatever) and design a meal plan to that number using fitday, eat at for a while and see what your body does, then adjust based on results
     
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    Maybe... I would say 5-6 days of the week I am at least walking/running at least 2 miles. Same goes for lifting. So I don't know.

    I don't know if I should be saying I normally burn 2500, or 3500 so I can create a diet.
     
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