Re: Harris Benedict Formula Question
First off, I'm not overly fond of this methodology.
But I'd think the best way to use it is to start with the 2000 calories (this HUGE assumption is at the core of my quibbling with the methodology) and then assume the
30 minutes cardio is part of your lifestyle so that instead of using the 1.2 you might use a slightly higher activity factor, but NOT 1.55, if you do it every day....alternatively add the 400 to the 2000 BMR. Don't do both!
Believe me, 30 minutes of cardio IS NOT usually 400 consumed calories, sorry to say!
Do you really think that if you were in a coma you would consume 2000 calories a day?
I think that might be a tad high!
Last edited by Lenin; 07-19-2005 at 12:29 PM.