Calculating ure Daily Calorie Needs

Discussion in 'Diet & Nutrition' started by Louno, Mar 7, 2006.

  1. Louno

    Louno New Member

    if i use this BMR calculator :
    My BMR is 1800 cals.

    I am 5ft 10 , 162lbs, 24y old male

    But then i need to multiply that by the appropriate activity factor

    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 moderatetely 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

    the problem is that how do i know exactly what my activity factor is ? i go to the gym 3 times a week and i dont do any cardio, aside from that i do a bit of walking every day ( minimum about 20 min ) to get to my work and back home, i am a graphic designer i work all day on my computer , thats about it, usualy no sports after work.

    How should i calculate my daily caloric needs ...
  2. colby2152

    colby2152 New Member

    multiply it by 1.472533333333333
  3. Aaron_F

    Aaron_F New Member

    you dont know your activity factor, its all a great big guess either way.

    Get a figure, try it and see what changes in bodyweight you have.

    Adjust from there.

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