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July 5, 2012 4:48 AM
Hi everyone
I am curious about this TDEE value thing. since i started on my plan (3 weeks ago) smile smile i have been trying to maintain my calories (including exercise) at around 1200. I havent lost much, but i dont lose weight easily. Anyway i calculated my TDEE and its 2402. How do i use this value?
July 5, 2012 4:50 AM
Been done before, according to a thread search:


http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/629747-what-is-tdee
July 5, 2012 5:30 AM
i know what it is, i meant how do i use it to lose and still stay healthy. i checked out the website they gave, theres a whole alota talking, and no getting to the point, im a engineer i need people to go straight to the point. tell me A + B = healthy weight loss
July 5, 2012 5:32 AM
aaw never mind- blonde moment- i did a thread search too, thanks dude
July 5, 2012 5:37 AM
Check out the group eat more to way less of you'd like. Basically we eat somewhere in between our BMR and below tdee for gradual sustainabl weight loss. Imbonly one month in but do far so good. Oh also you'll see folks who have slow metabolisms and are trying to set them back to normal by eating at their tdee level for a little bit and then cutting again. It's great for plateaus from low calorie dieting.
  13757101
July 5, 2012 5:59 AM
TDEE is an estate of how many calories you body uses during your day, including exercise.

To lose weight you have to eat less than that.

How much less is a matter of opinion.

Some people deduct 15-20%, others deduct 500 cals per lb loss.
The choice is yours, but the smaller you are the smaller you should set your deficit, as it is relative to your weight.

I.e a 1000 cal deficit is ok for someone who's TDEE is 3000c, but way too much for someone whose TDEE is 1900.
Good luck!
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July 5, 2012 10:51 PM
thanks
July 6, 2012 12:42 AM
MFP member HelloitsDan wrote an excellent, accurate and very helpful post that explains it (and many other things) in great detail:

http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/654536-in-place-of-a-road-map-2-0-revised-7-2-12
  18984754
July 6, 2012 12:50 AM
QUOTE:

TDEE is an estate of how many calories you body uses during your day, including exercise.

To lose weight you have to eat less than that.

How much less is a matter of opinion.

Some people deduct 15-20%, others deduct 500 cals per lb loss.
The choice is yours, but the smaller you are the smaller you should set your deficit, as it is relative to your weight.

I.e a 1000 cal deficit is ok for someone who's TDEE is 3000c, but way too much for someone whose TDEE is 1900.
Good luck!


About the most sensible thing that I have read on here for a while flowerforyou
  15075368
July 6, 2012 12:53 AM
QUOTE:

MFP member HelloitsDan wrote an excellent, accurate and very helpful post that explains it (and many other things) in great detail:

http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/654536-in-place-of-a-road-map-2-0-revised-7-2-12


Yes, I have this bookmarked.. Wonderful explanation!

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