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Old 11-03-2011, 11:45 AM   #1
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Calories

For the last two months I have been eating healthy and exercising 30-45 minutes a day, five days a week in an attempt to no longer be obese. Doing research into health and fitness, I recently came into this conundrum:
I have based my daily caloric intake amount off of the Harris-Benedict Equation which says for my body type, activity level and age, I should be consuming 4490 calories a day (I am 6'6'' 330lbs, 27 years old, and my exercise is at a moderate pace). The Mayo Clinic's online tool took the same information into account and said that I should be eating only 1800 calories a day while exercising 45-60 minutes a day at a moderate pace.
I am miffed because I trust the Mayo Clinic as one of the leaders in health, but 1800 calories a day while exercising for an hour!? Is the Harris-Benedict Equation trustworthy or should I go with the Mayo Clinic? I have lost weight while doing the former, but maybe I would be healthier if I went with the Mayo Clinic. Any thoughts?

 
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Re: Calories

The one that gives you the slower weight loss will be the best for your health. Also, you will be more likely to keep the weight off if you lose it slowly.

 
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I'm about 6 feet tall with 20mins of exercise per day. I eat around 2400 calories daily to maintain my body weight at around 210 lbs.

If I wanted to lose around 1-2 pounds per week of weight then 2100 calories daily would be a good adjustment.

A man of your height and weight would find a healthy weight loss with about 3000 calories daily. 2500 calories would be a very aggressive weight loss for you and could cause long term complications.

Hope that helps. Good health and good luck!

 
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Also keep in mind the type of food you are eating.

If you consume mostly lean protein and vegetables you will lose body fat much faster then if you eat carbohydrates and sugar.

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