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BlueLion105
07-09-2006, 07:39 AM
Hello everyone! I have read many of your journals and forums and could not resist but to endulge in FitDay! As some of you know, I am raising my calories to around 1600 from 1200 in an attmept to lower my body fat and gain muscle.

5'7", 127-131 lbs, lift 3-4 times/week, lowering cardio to only 2 days HIIT.

I just wanted to see if I was interpreting FitDay correctly. I think I'm going to try to use it as a journal to track my progress.

If Basal + Lifestlye = 2330, and I lower it by 500 as a deficit = 1830.

With lifting weights, 35 minutes...
Calories Burned Today
cals % total
Total: 2503
Basal: 1426 57%
Lifestyle: 904 36%
Activities: 173 7%

Does this seem accurate? If I also walk today (for fun) should I increase my calories even more? I plan to lift today and have 1600-1700 calories.

Thanks to all of you who have given me such good advice! You really know your stuff!

suchaprettyface
07-11-2006, 01:54 PM
I love using fitday for the nutritional aspect of it.

I am not sure if their bmr calculator is correct, though.

But their nutritional part is awesome!

Eileen
07-11-2006, 06:38 PM
The BMR calculator is crap. I have to put myself in as bedbound to get an accurate figure. Fortunately, it doesn't have a problem with me cycling 30 miles while still in bed.

Miranda
07-12-2006, 01:55 AM
i only use fitday to calculate calories with custom foods.
i've never even bothered to investigate the other options.

ChocoChick
07-12-2006, 06:30 AM
The BMR calculator is crap. I have to put myself in as bedbound to get an accurate figure. Fortunately, it doesn't have a problem with me cycling 30 miles while still in bed.

Agreed.

Try one of these for a better guage pf the calories you need... and understand that even the best calculator is just a guesstimate that you will have to tweak.

Step 1 – Find your BMR

Katch-McArdle formula (if you know your bodyfat %): BMR = 370 + (21.6 X lean mass in kg)

Harris Benedict (if you don’t): http://www.bmi-calculator.net/bmr-calculator/

Step 2 – Multiply your BMR by the appropriate activity factor. This will give you your maintenance calories. To lose, eat 15%-20% less.

•Little or no exercise: 1.2
•Light exercise/sports 1-3 days a week: 1.375
•Moderate exercise/sports 3-5 days a week: 1.55
•Hard exercises/sports 6-7 days a week: 1.725
•Extra active – training 2x per day, extremely physical job etc. :1.9