Hi there !
I have been reading the 80-10-10 book for a couple of weeks now, very slowly to make sure I understand everything but I am really struggling with the amount of calories to eat.
I made the calculation for the BMR : 10 X the body mass in pounds to maintain that mass.
My body mass is 216 pounds at the moment and I want to lose weight so what body mass should I use in the calculation ?
Also, on top of the BMR I need to add the calories for the rest of the daily activity, how much do I had to this ?
I am getting really confused and not knowing how much to eat...
I need some help with this !
Thanks for your inputs and advices, explanations and anything that would make it clearer for me.
Hi there !
I totally relate to this : I have read the chapter on how to calculate daily calories over and over again and still don't understand how to calculate my cals !
That is so much like me... I read it again this morning in the car, writing down at the same time on my notepad and trying to make sense of it.
So there is the BMR calculation : body mass in pounds X 10 +/_ 10 %.
On top + 200 calories and + calories for exercising between 300 - 600 calories.
On top calories for the work done or activity done in the day, that is where it is hard for me.
I can calculate the BMR and the + 200 calories. I can also have a good idea of my exercising calories through the HRM that gives that information at the end and during each training session but what about the rest : how many calories do I burn teaching, looking after my family and partner ???
Freelee recommends 2500 calories for women but with the book calculation I end with less calories than that... so what is it ?
excellent points Catherine! and greetings from NYC...I am scratching my head as well as there are differences between Doug and Harley etc. I really feel you will learn your body so well in the coming months regarding food intake, exercise and rest. But here is what helped me ENORMOUSLY...keep a food journal. I do not count calories but I know exactly the amount of food I ate. So for example I will write down ok this morning I am eating 5 bananas 10 large dates etc. and throughout the day i keep track. and then I will write in my journal any changes in how I feel, energy levels, how my clothes fit etc. I truly hope this helps Catherine because trust me calorie counting is so unnatural confining and pretty inaccurate! Let me know if this made any sense:)