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akula9 08-05-2012 05:56 PM

Explaining Calorie requirments
 
How does fit day come up with how many calories my body needs on a daily basis?

I am 6'. 180 lbs and spend most of my day at my desk. Fitday says I require 3002 calories, other websites say closer to 2300.

Wohali 08-23-2012 02:01 AM

The difference between the 2 calorie requirements can be how it is calculated based on your average daily activity level. A sedentary person will require less calories than someone who works 8 hours manual labor for instance. Plus age and gender also comes into play. If you are older I think above say 35 its said the Miflin scale is a better one to use on here.

rpmcduff 08-23-2012 03:20 PM

You can change to the Miflin scale by going to the Activities tab, then choosing the Customize Metabolism. You can even set a custom number.


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