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    Default Problems determining my BMR.

    I took two BMR tests.

    The first one I took here.

    http://www.bmi-calculator.net/bmr-calculator/

    The results I got: " You have a BMR of 1573.25. "

    Then I took another BMR test here.

    http://www.muscleandstrength.com/too...alculator.html

    And It said: Your Daily Calorie Requirements Are: 1888 Calories Per Day

    So which one is my BMR? I don't understand. In order to lose weight, I have to eat 500 calories less than my BMR. So is my BMR 1573, or 1888?

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    the first one calculates your BMR, resting calorie expenditure.

    the second, M&S's, calculates your BMR+activity level.

    the second one would be considered the more accurate for the purposes of excise/weight lifting/ect. keeping in mind its only a reference, start where it says and adjust as needed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by madjinx View Post
    the first one calculates your BMR, resting calorie expenditure.

    the second, M&S's, calculates your BMR+activity level.

    the second one would be considered the more accurate for the purposes of excise/weight lifting/ect. keeping in mind its only a reference, start where it says and adjust as needed.
    I see. So 1888 - 500 = 1388. So in order to lose weight, I should only be consuming roughly about 1388 calories every day in order to see some weight loss correct? (I only need to lose 5 pounds)

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    That right.

    That sounds low though.

    Do you mind if I ask your height, weight, sex, and how many times a week you exercise?
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    Quote Originally Posted by madjinx View Post
    That right.

    That sounds low though.

    Do you mind if I ask your height, weight, sex, and how many times a week you exercise?
    No problem.

    Height: 5'7
    Weight: 125
    Sex: Male
    Exercise: Not at all

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    do you plan to start exercising?
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    I'm confused, you weigh 125lbs and you want to cut? Really, you want to cut weight?
    I saw your under 20 years old, so calculated the approx BMR at 2190, if your going to start training 3 or so days a week. So let's say 2200 cals per day to maintain your current weight. If you really want to cut, then yes eat around 1700 cals a day. Personally I would bulk, add 500 cals per day to your maintenance calories and lift 3-4 days a week. Since your just starting you should get stronger and put on some mass fairly quick. Best of luck
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    Quote Originally Posted by hunterace View Post
    I'm confused, you weigh 125lbs and you want to cut? Really, you want to cut weight?
    I saw your under 20 years old, so calculated the approx BMR at 2190, if your going to start training 3 or so days a week. So let's say 2200 cals per day to maintain your current weight. If you really want to cut, then yes eat around 1700 cals a day. Personally I would bulk, add 500 cals per day to your maintenance calories and lift 3-4 days a week. Since your just starting you should get stronger and put on some mass fairly quick. Best of luck
    Thanks for the advice, but sorry that's not really something I'm interested in doing. I am not trying to bulk up. I really hate muscle, I hate anything that has to do with muscle. I am just trying to lose a few pounds to get rid of my stomach fat, then after that I am just going to exercise regularly to make my stomach more toned. That's it really.
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    Quote Originally Posted by madjinx View Post
    do you plan to start exercising?
    Yes, once I burn off my abdominal fat I am going to start doing abdominal exercises to strengthen and tone my core. That's about it.
    Last edited by kaiten350; 05-01-2012 at 06:08 AM.

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    You do gotta build some muscle in order to lose some fat in the future. I'm guessing your current muscles wont survive if you cut. Try bulking a bit just to build some lean muscle then cut. Besides why would you hate muscles? Muscles are important for our bodies. Anything to do with muscles include movement, posture, strength, protection, balance etc.. Just don't aim to look like a Hulk-like bodybuilder if you hate it but aim to look more like a lean mean athletic machine
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaiten350 View Post
    Thanks for the advice, but sorry that's not really something I'm interested in doing. I am not trying to bulk up. I really hate muscle, I hate anything that has to do with muscle. I am just trying to lose a few pounds to get rid of my stomach fat, then after that I am just going to exercise regularly to make my stomach more toned. That's it really.
    I think you've come to the wrong site

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    Quote Originally Posted by dday39 View Post
    I think you've come to the wrong site
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    Hey, we aren't here to dictate other peoples goals for them.

    That being said, if you lose some weight, yet lose even more muscle, it evens out kinda. In the sense that, you may have lost some fat, but if you've lost muscle in the same area...its going to "look" the same. If that makes any sense, its hard to explain.

    You don't accidently add muscle. When people say they don't wanna get bulky it makes me laugh. "Whoops! I hate some protein and did some curls and now I've packed on 10lbs of muscle."

    Even "Whoops, I had a rigid diet with tons of protein and surplus calories and a full body compound workout 3x a week and got tons of rest and I accidently packed on 10lbs of muscle..." sadly the latter isn't as true as one would hope.

 

 

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