Originally Posted by Slimandtonic
Thanks that makes sense. I also had to add a couple of things I left off so consumed a bit more than I thought. Can I ask how you've worked out you BMR? Clearly what you're doing is working mate
Well, again, it includes some amount of trial and error. If you put your personal info into FitDay's profile (age/height/weight and activity level) it will get you in the ballpark. Many people, though, find it a bit optimistic so we add in another 8 hours of sleep daily (and I use the "seated with some movement" activity level).
This number comes out pretty closely to what other formulas give. There is a nice formula posted in this subforum--I did take time to put it into an Excel spreadsheet and if you'd like a copy, PM me your email address and I'll gladly send it to you.
Once you get this figure, track your calorie deficit and weight loss for a couple of weeks and see if the number jive. If not, adjust up or down. You do need to weigh and measure all your food accurately for this to work.
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.