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Old 04-17-2010, 11:21 PM   #4 (permalink)
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After looking into this more I've realized that calculating EPOC is difficult and impractical unless you work in a research lab that specializes in this stuff. For the purposes of balancing your calories I think it's safe to add 10-15% calories burned to your base metabolic rate depending on the intensity of your activity, since that's pretty much the range that a lot of studies have described, but it's pretty hard to nail it down to details.

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