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July 22, 2012 3:30 PM
If anybody could shed any light on this I would be really grateful :) I always try to make sure I net my bmr.I'm 5ft 4.5 and 112lb.

Thanks!
Edited by littlefreckle91 On July 22, 2012 3:30 PM
July 22, 2012 3:50 PM
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If anybody could shed any light on this I would be really grateful :) I always try to make sure I net my bmr.I'm 5ft 4.5 and 112lb.

Thanks!


Www.shouldieatbackmyexercisecalories.com

If that is what you are asking.
July 22, 2012 3:53 PM
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QUOTE:

If anybody could shed any light on this I would be really grateful :) I always try to make sure I net my bmr.I'm 5ft 4.5 and 112lb.

Thanks!


Www.shouldieatbackmyexercisecalories.com

If that is what you are asking.


the link doesn't work? :(
July 22, 2012 4:08 PM
Crap. They must of stop paying for the domain.

And yes you should eat 50-75% of your exercise calories back. A better way is to include exercise as part of your lifestyle. So if you workout 5 days a week then you would be moderately active.
July 22, 2012 4:38 PM
The activity level modifier refers to your lifestyle/job. If you have a really active job like construction then you can set it to moderate or heavy. If you sit at a desk all day then you should set it to sedentary.

If you do that, then you can get an accurate estimate of your BMR and when you track your exercise it will be much more accurate.
July 22, 2012 4:51 PM
I workout at least 60 min/day six days/week which put me on the high end of moderate if not strenuous, but when I ate according to those modifiers I gained like crazy. Got a Fitbit and realized I should have stuck with sedentary. I do eat some of my exercise calories back. I hate those modifiers, they're worthless. But yes, do eat at least some of your exercise calories back.
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July 22, 2012 5:00 PM
If you are accurate with your calorie consumption and activity level (through precise tracking of both) then eat all your exercise calories back. If you're not 100% accurate you probably under track calories and over estimate activity so only eating back a small part would be advisable.
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July 22, 2012 5:02 PM
Soooo.. not to be nosy or judgmental here... but

At 5'5" and 112 Lbs, you are at the very bottom of a healthy BMI. Now, not to say that BMI is a perfect indicator, but it is an indicator... What are you trying to achieve? If it is muscle gain and toning (and don't worry about bulking up - women generally can't really add bulk) weight training may be great, but you need to eat more than you are - You are not ever going to add any muscle eating at that amount of a deficit... Your body doesn't work like that. Generally you need to be eating an excess of calories to add muscle... eat at maintenance and you may see some toning, etc...

But eating at your BMR - and definitely you should be eating exercise calories back - will generate weight loss and I'm fairly certain this isn't something you should be trying for....
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