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Help! I saw everyone posting about RMR, have a ques
I went to google (katiemc, thanks) and calculated my rmr to be somewhere between 1366 and 1390
My daily activity is light, so that number is 1906.
Does this mean I have to eat less than 1906 to lose weight? I don't understand at all. Thanks in advance.
Wed. Feb 8, 3:18pm
I'd really have to see the site you're using but if I'm understanding correctly....
You have a RMR of 1906 according to the site....
RMR of 1906 means you burn 1906 calories between your physical life functions (your heart beating, etc.) and the normal everyday activity you do with your job. RMR also equals your "calories out"
To lose 1 lb. of fat per week you have to have a weekly deficit of 3500 calories or a daily deficit of 500 calories (calories in vs. calories out)
Calories out for you = 1906
let's say calories in for you (what you eat) = 1400
That would give you a daily deficit of 500 calories and you would lose one pound of fat without doing any added exercise activity.
Add another 500 calories in exercise everyday and it gives you 1,000 daily calorie deficit and you would lose TWO pounds of fat per week.
Keep in mind I say pounds of FAT - meaning it won't necessarily be reflected in the scale
(I know a lot about RMR because I do the metabolicfingerprinting for part of my business)
Wednesday, February 08, 2006, 3:40 PM
Sorry, I'll explain further. I have an RMR of 1366 - 1394. A different calculator said my daily activity burn (I barely workout) was light, so that way 1906.
Wednesday, February 08, 2006, 3:53 PM
Yes - so the same calculations above
You burn ~1900 calories a day - if you eat 1400 calories you'll have a deficit of 500 calories a day which equals one pound of fat lost per week.
Keep in mind - the problem with the online calculators is it doesn't take into account about 26 different factors that can affect RMR - two people with the same height, age, weight and gender could still have extremely different RMRs.
It's best to find out your INDIVIDUAL RMR...
Wednesday, February 08, 2006, 4:01 PM
Thank you thank you! You explained this so well.
Wednesday, February 08, 2006, 4:04 PM
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