Originally Posted by Frenchmaid1969
I am little confuse some site said that my bmr is: 1,130.31 then I multiply my activity factor wich is 1.2 because i don't do much exercice so its come out to 1 356.36 if I want to keep my weight right now but to loose 1 lbs a week i need to reduce by 500 cal a day or exchange with exercise... Some other site gave me a different number... but I guess this is just an estimate...but on this site then I go to find out what exercise burn about 500 cal daily well it estimate by the Harris-benedict Equation that I burn 1,404 cal a day but then it show where I have to add my exercice that I burn 2,293 calories in 24 hrs... is this ok????
What "lifestyle" did you choose? And how are you putting in your exercise? A common mistake is to not format your exercise time properly, it must be entered as hours:minutes (for example, if you run for 45 minutes, it must be entered as 00:45, otherwise you'll get a ridiculous number).
Also, many of us add 8 hours of sleep to our daily activities to bring the daily burn estimate down closer to our own "reality".
BMR depends upon many factors, including age, sex, muscle mass, etc. so at best all these calculators are "informed guesses" which you will need to fine tune for yourself. They are more guidelines than rules.
For example, as a 47 y/o male, currently at 213 pounds with a "seated w/some movement" lifestyle my daily burn w/o exercise is around 2500 calories.
Hope this helps!
47 M 5'8"
May 4, 2010...... 440? lbs. (Start FitDay Size 60 Jeans)
June 19, 2010.... 393 lbs. (First Weigh-in)
June 19, 2011.... 229 lbs. (164 lbs. gone in one year :-)
Current Weight... 185 lbs. (Size 36 Jeans)
Next Goal 169 lbs. (07/04/12)
Ultimate Goal 165 lbs. (12/31/12)
The best exercises for weight loss are Fork Putdowns and Table Pushaways.