- 02-28-2009, 03:32 AM
What's the BEST way to figure your metabolic rate? There's those calculators on some websites but the answers vary a little. Is there a 'best website' or should you go the old fashioned way and do it with a formula? If so, what's your formula?
I used one of the calculators and it said my metabolic rate (including activity) was 2,533. That sound right for my stats (Male, 5' 10", 172 lbs.)?
- 03-02-2009, 06:34 AM
Your best indicator is a food log. Start w/ something generic and slowly mold it to you.
For weight loss start w/ the old BW x 12-13 and monitor your weight and strength while using those calories for a week or two. If you weight slowly comes down then stick w/ it. If you drop a bunch real quick and your strength goes down, up you cals. Same goes for the other way. If you weight doesn't move at all adjust accordingly.
It's really to individual for any equation to predict accurately.
- 03-02-2009, 10:59 AM
03-02-2009, 11:07 AM
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theres an actual metabolic test you can take, where they monitor oxygen utilization, etc. some colleges have the equipment to do it
03-02-2009, 11:04 PM
03-06-2009, 01:12 PM
The one I took was the oxygen one and that is actually suppose to be the most accurate
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