Do You Know How Many Calories You Can Have?
Posted: 23 June 2012 12:55 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Do you know your BMR?  It is the amount of calories your body burns to keep you alive.

Dr. Oz just did a program on this.

I thought it would be interesting to post on a baking forum because many of us are watching our weight. In my opinion, with careful planning, we can still treat ourselves to a piece of cake.


http://health.discovery.com/centers/heart/basal/basal.html

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Posted: 23 June 2012 12:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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My BMR is a puny 1,135.3. That is a diet to anyone else confused

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Posted: 23 June 2012 01:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Flour Girl - 23 June 2012 03:55 PM

My BMR is a puny 1,135.3. That is a diet to anyone else confused

It would be a diet for you, too.  I’m at 1983.3, but weight maintenance is probably from 2500 - 3000.

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Posted: 23 June 2012 02:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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CharlesT - 23 June 2012 04:21 PM
Flour Girl - 23 June 2012 03:55 PM

My BMR is a puny 1,135.3. That is a diet to anyone else confused

It would be a diet for you, too.  I’m at 1983.3, but weight maintenance is probably from 2500 - 3000.

I see.

How did you determine your calorie allotment?

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Posted: 23 June 2012 02:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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There are 2 other factors to consider when determining how many calories you can have without gaining weight:


From LOSING IT! With Jillian Michaels
Thursday, January 12, 2012

Do You Know Your Active Metabolic Rate?
The number of calories you burn in a day is known as your active metabolic rate (AMR). Rates vary from person to person, so it is crucial that you take the time to figure yours out ? if you don’t, you run the risk of consuming too many calories or even consuming too few.

Aside from determining how many calories you burn in a day, you also need to figure out what your physical activity level is. Determine which one of these descriptions best fits your day-to-day routine, then give yourself the appropriate score.

a. Sedentary Physical Activity Level
Do you have a desk job or do some other kind of work that keeps you in your chair for most of the day? If the answer is yes, your score is 1.1.

b. Light Physical Activity Level
Are you on your feet and walking around for at least half the day? Stay-at-home moms, salespeople, and doctors fall into this category. If this is you, your score is 1.2.

c. Moderate Physical Activity Level
If you’re on the move pretty much all day, with a few limited periods of being sedentary, this is the level for you. People in this category include gardeners, carpenters, and mail carriers. If you’re in this category, your score is 1.3.

d. High Physical Activity Level
Does your job require being constantly on the move, and does it entail significant amounts of manual labor? Construction workers, farm workers, and movers are among those who land in this category. If you’re in this group, your score is 1.4.

Another element you need to calculate your AMR is the number of calories you burn from exercise on an average day. The number of calories you burn during any exercise session depends on a few things, primarily your body weight.

Use this chart to help you determine the number of calories you burn from exercise on an average day according to your weight, the type of exercise you do, and its duration. You can also use a heart rate monitor to get an accurate number. Write the number down.

Now comes the math. If you don’t know your BMR, it’s influenced by a number of factors, including age, weight, height, gender, environmental temperature, and diet and exercise habits. Because of these varying factors, it’s hard to pin down your BMR to the precise calorie, but we can get pretty close. Here are some formulas for figuring out your BMR. Get out your calculator and plug your numbers into whichever formula applies to you.

MALE: 66 + (6.3 ? body weight in pounds) + (12.9 ? height in inches) − (6.8 ? age in years)

FEMALE: 655 + (4.3 ? weight in pounds) + (4.7 ? height in inches) − (4.7 ? age in years)

Now you have all three numbers: your BMR, daily activity score, and exercise expenditure. Simply multiply your BMR by your daily activity score, and then add your exercise expenditure. Whatever you get from this final calculation is your magic number.

http://www.jillianmichaels.com/fitness-and-diet-tips/determining-your-AMR

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Exercise Expenditure Chart
   
WEIGHT (in pounds)  100   125   150   175   200   225   250   275   300   325   350
ACTIVITY   Calories Burned During One Hour
Walking 4 mph   199   249   299   349   399   449   499   549   599   649   699
Jogging 5 mph   376   426   476   526   576   626   676   727   776   826   876
Swimming   199   249   299   349   399   449   499   549   599   649   699
Cycling 13 mph   560   610   660   710   760   810   860   910   960   1010   1060
Heavy Aerobic   444   494   544   594   644   694   744   794   844   894   944
Light Weights   172   222   272   322   372   422   472   522   572   622   672
Intense Weights   392   442   492   542   592   642   692   742   792   842   892
http://www.jillianmichaels.com/lose-weight/expenditurechart.aspx

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Posted: 23 June 2012 02:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Whewwww! That’s much better.

I am allowed 1,819.70 calories before I gain weight. 

Cool!

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Posted: 23 June 2012 02:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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CharlesT - 23 June 2012 04:21 PM
Flour Girl - 23 June 2012 03:55 PM

My BMR is a puny 1,135.3. That is a diet to anyone else confused

It would be a diet for you, too.  I’m at 1983.3, but weight maintenance is probably from 2500 - 3000.

Thank you Charles! I would have gone by the BMR alone. Dr. Oz did not go into the other numbers on his show.

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Posted: 23 June 2012 03:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Flour Girl - 23 June 2012 05:56 PM

Thank you Charles! I would have gone by the BMR alone. Dr. Oz did not go into the other numbers on his show.

Then I’ve made the world a better place today.  I think I deserve a slice of cake.  grin

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Posted: 23 June 2012 03:49 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Yes you do! And I can have one too tongue wink

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Posted: 25 June 2012 10:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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CharlesT - 23 June 2012 06:27 PM

Then I’ve made the world a better place today.  I think I deserve a slice of cake.  grin

Indeed! smile

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