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Calories and RMR
#1 Posted : Wednesday, May 04, 2011 12:53:00 PM(UTC)
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I realize everyone is a little different when it comes to calories burned and RMR. I track and measure my food and do my running and it seems I have a deficit everyday of 500 -800 calories but my weight remains pretty constant. I’m trying to go down 10 lbs and I’m on that dreaded plateau. I would assume over time I would see my weight decrease based on number of calories going in versus burnt. So the question is: how do I determine my real RMR and calories burned by individual activities are? I’ve used the calculators, Which tell me I’m burning X amount But question the accuracy of the data. I'm 56 and stuck between a rock and a high place. :)
#2 Posted : Thursday, May 05, 2011 3:23:00 AM(UTC)

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Hello Labman, thank you for your post. Your situation is quite common. As I discuss in my 3-DVD set, Rx Nutrition, "If it was easy as calories in versus calories out...it would be that easy." Point being is that body fat loss and weight loss is more involved that just calories in versus calories out. Since we are talking calories, let's review the 4 areas in a day we burn calories: 1) BMR 2) ADL's (activities of daily living) 3) Exercise/Training 4) TEF (Thermic Effect of Food) As a result, we have to account for more than just activities of exercise & BMR/RMR. Now, some of the main keys of nutrition are proper eating frequency, proper nutrient timing, proper carb/protein/fat ratios with each meal/snack, and total calories. In summary, sure, calories are important...but, if we do not nail our proper eating frequency, nutrient timing & carb/protein/fat ratio, results will not occur. If you want to discuss your specific needs and goals, feel free to contact me; my contact information is below. Sincerely,
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