Estimating calorie output?
There are numerous calorie calculators online that go by age and weight to figure out how many calories you burn during the day (aside from riding).
Anyone found one to be more accurate than the others as far as figuring out how many calories are burned during the day?
I have also heard the general estimate of 15 cal/lb thrown out for basic calorie intake for someone with a moderate activity level.
Thoughts? Trying to make sure I'm eating enough during the day.
if I did absolutly no activity, 15*bodyweight is pretty close for me, but everyone is different.
use it as a starting point, try it out and monitor your weight/energy level, adjust if needed.
Hm, this looks pretty good here. Desk job works out to about 15 cal/lb, go figure.
If I ate my body weight x 15 I would gain weight. I've sort of come to guestimate a pretty close range for myself, and use HR calories burned from the Garmin to figure out about how much "extra" to eat on a daily basis. Obviously it changes throughout the year.
Sadly I find that my non or low activity days I'm always hungrier, but obviously don't actually "burn" extra, so you've kind of got to eat to fuel the muscle recovery too.
I guess I'm probably a little closer to using 13*body weight (lbs).
+1 HB equation is proven to be accurate for active individuals when calculating RMR
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