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Recalculating BMR
12/29/12 6:44 PM
Hi all...I was wondering if you are supposed to recalculate your BMR after each phase to allow for any weight loss...also there is a 300calorie difference between the figures I got from the guide and the ones I got on the website (2400-2100) , not sure which I should follow...thanks in advance for the help.

Jerry
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12/29/12 9:49 PM as a reply to jmchinch.
jmchinch:
Hi to all...I was wondering if you are supposed to recalculate your BMR after each phase to allow for any weight loss...also there is a 300calorie difference between the figures I got from the guide and the ones I got on the website (2400-2100) , not sure which I should follow...thanks in advance for the help.

Jerry


Jerry,

I always recommend to people to recalculate their BMR and caloric intake after each phase because your body is changing, especially your metabolism...

I would go with what is outlined in the nutrition guide for your specific program. Website can be inaccurate...

I hope this helps. If I can be of assistance to you in the future, give me a shout...

John
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12/30/12 1:05 PM as a reply to CoachJohnX.
Just what I was looking for...thanks John!
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12/30/12 1:10 PM as a reply to jmchinch.
jmchinch:
Hi all...I was wondering if you are supposed to recalculate your BMR after each phase to allow for any weight loss...also there is a 300calorie difference between the figures I got from the guide and the ones I got on the website (2400-2100) , not sure which I should follow...thanks in advance for the help.

Jerry


Jerry, I had to change my calorie intake twice during P90X because I was in process of losing 40 Lbs. As you can imagine the number of calories needed at 240 Lbs and 220 Lbs and then finally at 200 Lbs are vastly different. If you feel good at the 300 calorie lower number then go ahead and go for it. If you are really running out of gas you may need the extra 300 calories.

Make sure to really pay attention to the macros in the nutrition guide. Also if you need to lose more weight it doesn't hurt to do the fat shredder type plan longer.

Coach Geoff
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12/30/12 1:24 PM as a reply to jmchinch.
jmchinch:
Just what I was looking for...thanks John!


Let me know if you need any additional help... If so, just give me a shout!

Keep the faith; keep pushing play and Bring IT!

John


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1/7/13 12:11 PM as a reply to CoachJohnX.
this is getting more confusing...myfitnesspal says I should be eating 1200 calories a day with 4 times carbs to protein, definitely doesn't sound right..didn't think it would be this hard just to get a simple caloric intake.
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1/7/13 12:46 PM as a reply to jmchinch.
You definitely shouldn't be eating 1200 calories per day.

I'm a big fan of using the Caloric needs calculator as your starting point and then adjusting as needed. Remember, these are always estimates and you may need to adjust up or down according to your own experience and metabolism.
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1/7/13 3:19 PM as a reply to AdStaffAndrew.
Andrew...what should I be looking for as far as adjustments?..I'm guessing it's more energy and/or weight loss
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1/7/13 11:47 PM as a reply to jmchinch.
jmchinch:
Andrew...what should I be looking for as far as adjustments?..I'm guessing it's more energy and/or weight loss


Use this formula to figure out your BMR.

The Harris Benedict Formula, it is a fairly decent formula and is pretty accurate.

English BMR Formula


Men: BMR = 66 + ( 6.23 x weight in pounds ) + ( 12.7 x height in inches ) - ( 6.8 x age in year )

The answer to the above equation will be your BMR.. After you obtain your BMR, you need to figure out what your calorie needs will be when you add in exercise. To determine your total daily calorie needs, multiply your BMR by the appropriate activity factor, as follows:

1. If you are sedentary (little or no exercise) : Calorie-Calculation = BMR x 1.2
2. If you are lightly active (light exercise/sports 1-3 days/week) : Calorie-Calculation = BMR x 1.375
3. If you are moderately active (moderate exercise/sports 3-5 days/week) : Calorie-Calculation = BMR x 1.55
4. If you are very active (hard exercise/sports 6-7 days a week) : Calorie-Calculation = BMR x 1.725
5. If you are extra active (very hard exercise/sports & physical job or 2x training) : Calorie-Calculation = BMR x 1.9

Let me explain what each of the categories are.
1. If you are sedentary (little or no exercise)
2. If you are lightly active (light exercise/sports 1-3 days/week) :
3. If you are moderately active (moderate exercise/sports 3-5 days/week) :
4. If you are very active (hard exercise/sports 6-7 days a week) :
5. If you are extremely active (very hard exercise/sports & physical job or 2x training) :


The answers you receive when adding in the various activity levels are the calories you need to MAINTAIN your current weight. The key word here is MAINTAIN... Now if you want to lose weight you take a calorie deficit. If you want to gain weight you take a surplus in calories.

How much of a deficit or surplus would you take? 1 lb is equal to 3500 calories. Therefore if you take a calorie deficit of 500 calories per day you will lose 1 lb a week. Take in 500 extra calories per day you will gain 1 lb per week. There is the mathematical equation for that. (500 calories X 7 days = 3500 calories ) ie: 1 lb per week. Taking a calorie deficit of 1000 calories per day will give you cause your body to lose approximately 2 lbs per week.

I hope this helps...

John
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1/8/13 12:38 PM as a reply to CoachJohnX.
John, should I figure P90x into the activity factor when dteremining my BMR or calculate it using my previous level?
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1/8/13 2:09 PM as a reply to jmchinch.
Something's not right here...I get 2427 calories as my BMR...with a 1000 cal. Deficit for 2 lbs per week that is 1400 calories a day which probably equals death.
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1/8/13 3:53 PM as a reply to jmchinch.
jmchinch:
Something's not right here...I get 2427 calories as my BMR...with a 1000 cal. Deficit for 2 lbs per week that is 1400 calories a day which probably equals death.


Send me your numbers and I will do them up for you. Then you can compare the numbers I get to yours. emoticon
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1/8/13 4:05 PM as a reply to CoachJohnX.
5'6" 185 lbs ...43 years old with a lightly active factor..let me know if you need any more info...I really appreciate this bro!
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1/9/13 9:33 AM as a reply to jmchinch.
That's the same number the BB online calculator gave me for your info. I agree that 1400 isn't likely to be enough. My advice is to go with a 500 calorie deficit. That puts you at 1900, which is a much more supportable level.

jmchinch:
Something's not right here...I get 2427 calories as my BMR...with a 1000 cal. Deficit for 2 lbs per week that is 1400 calories a day which probably equals death.
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1/9/13 2:28 PM as a reply to AdStaffAndrew.
AdStaffAndrew:
That's the same number the BB online calculator gave me for your info. I agree that 1400 isn't likely to be enough. My advice is to go with a 500 calorie deficit. That puts you at 1900, which is a much more supportable level.

jmchinch:
Something's not right here...I get 2427 calories as my BMR...with a 1000 cal. Deficit for 2 lbs per week that is 1400 calories a day which probably equals death.


Andrew, on the BB calculator I got 2100 calories...does 200 calories make a huge difference?
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1/9/13 2:29 PM as a reply to AdStaffAndrew.
AdStaffAndrew:
That's the same number the BB online calculator gave me for your info. I agree that 1400 isn't likely to be enough. My advice is to go with a 500 calorie deficit. That puts you at 1900, which is a much more supportable level.

jmchinch:
Something's not right here...I get 2427 calories as my BMR...with a 1000 cal. Deficit for 2 lbs per week that is 1400 calories a day which probably equals death.
AdStaffAndrew:
That's the same number the BB online calculator gave me for your info. I agree that 1400 isn't likely to be enough. My advice is to go with a 500 calorie deficit. That puts you at 1900, which is a much more supportable level.

jmchinch:
Something's not right here...I get 2427 calories as my BMR...with a 1000 cal. Deficit for 2 lbs per week that is 1400 calories a day which probably equals death.


Andrew, on the BB calculator I got 2100 calories...does 200 calories make a huge difference?
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1/9/13 5:11 PM as a reply to jmchinch.
jmchinch:
5'6" 185 lbs ...43 years old with a lightly active factor..let me know if you need any more info...I really appreciate this bro!


Using the Harris Benedict Formula I come up with 1764 as your BMR.
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1/9/13 7:20 PM as a reply to CoachJohnX.
CoachJohnX:
jmchinch:
5'6" 185 lbs ...43 years old with a lightly active factor..let me know if you need any more info...I really appreciate this bro!


Using the Harris Benedict Formula I come up with 1764 as your BMR.


so to lose 1 pound a week I would drop 500 calories from that number and come out with 1264 calories per day?..sounds kinda low
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1/9/13 7:29 PM as a reply to CoachJohnX.
CoachJohnX:
jmchinch:
5'6" 185 lbs ...43 years old with a lightly active factor..let me know if you need any more info...I really appreciate this bro!


Using the Harris Benedict Formula I come up with 1764 as your BMR.
CoachJohnX:
jmchinch:
5'6" 185 lbs ...43 years old with a lightly active factor..let me know if you need any more info...I really appreciate this bro!


Using the Harris Benedict Formula I come up with 1764 as your BMR.


so to lose 1 pound a week I would drop 500 calories from that number and come out with 1264 calories per day?..or does the calories burned from p90x take care of the deficit?
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1/9/13 7:28 PM as a reply to jmchinch.
Recalculate your calories every time you lose 5lbs. Harris benedict is a pretty reliable way to calculate calories. Pick a target that feels right and hit it accurately and consistently daily. If the scale isn't going down at least 1lb each week then just take off another 200-300 lbs. Any calculator is going to be a "best guess" at most.

Keep up the great work =D
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