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marianna21
07-08-2006, 10:10 AM
Can you please give me the link to the article that says how many calories one must eat to maintain ,lose or gain weight because I can't find it?Thanks

marianna21
07-09-2006, 01:41 PM
I am a bit cofused because I calculate my calories on nutidiary but it has nothing to do with fitday.On fitday some meals I have calculated are 1700cals while on nutridiary it says 1900kcals.On nutridiary it says that if I want to gain 1kg in one week I have to eat 3400kcal but isn't this too much?Which is more trustful to follow ?Is nutridiary's advice on calories consumption for reaching the goal I want reliable?

terracotta
07-09-2006, 01:49 PM
how many calories you need is an individual thing, and any calculator number is JUST an estimate.. that said, I prefer the estimate given by the calculator at http://www.msun.edu/wellness/bmr.htm - that is a maintenance calculator.. to lose weight, eat approx. 300 calories below maintenance, and to gain weight 200 to 300 cals over.

Fitday underestimates calories from carb sources.

CheryleB
07-09-2006, 04:03 PM
Here is another one.
http://www.hussmanfitness.org/bmrcalc.htm
Click on the first link and it brings up questions regarding gender, age, weight, etc and then gives you the BMR and calorie calculations