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soon2bfit
04-26-2004, 08:01 AM
I am 36 and 210 lbs. I need to lose about 70 lbs. I'm 5'4" or 5'" and I will be following the BFL...40/40/20 or maybe 40/30/30... cn anyone help me out...should I be eating 2100 calories<the equivalent of my e=weight?>

TIA

soon2bfit
04-26-2004, 12:18 PM
I see I have 15 views...Doesn't anyone have any advice for me or is my question a stupid one?

playmaker
04-26-2004, 01:46 PM
i think u have a good plan yes multiply ur weight with 10 after 4-5 weeks multiply ur new body weight with 10, 50/20/30 worked for me play with it... good luck

littleteapot
04-26-2004, 02:11 PM
there's lots of ways to figure this out. for instance, here is one formula:

Harris-Benedict Equation

Women: RMR = 655.0955 + (9.463*BodyWeight in Kilograms) + (1.8496*Height in Centimeters) - (4.6756*AGE) = RMR

Then take RMR / .75, and that is your maintenace amount.

for instance, I would be:
655.0955 + 580.6497 + 305.369 - 126.2412

RMR 1415, 1887 is my maint.

Or, BB.com has one also, and this one uses your activity level as well:

http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/issa64.htm

Going by the bb.com formula, assuming you are 28-38 % BF and don't do any excersise, your maintenance calories would be 2407. To lose weight you would need to eat less than that. I would say if you're body needs 16849 calories a week to maintain, try to eat 13849 - 14849 per week to lose. Just divide that up by 7, or eat a varied amount of calories per day to equal the amount of calories per week that you are aiming for. Of course, you will need to eat more depending on how much you exercise, or else you will put your body in starvation mode.

And honestly, you have to be patient. In life and on this board. Many of us work, go to school, or just have other things to do and cannot reply to your post right away.

Hibiscus09
04-26-2004, 03:01 PM
Tia, make sure you do the BFL exercises also -- exercise is very important if you want to be able to keep the weight off! BFL is an excellent program for a beginner and if you follow it -- you will do well. Take your time with the weights and increase them gradually -- don't try to do too much too soon.