My 27th birthday...........
2013sk
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Exactly 5 weeks until my birthday........Eeeekkkkk!!!
Being realistic how much weight do you think I can loose by then??? Having 1600 cals a day, and going to do a min of 4 work outs a week?? Burning from 400  600 cals a workout + maybe one yoga class on a sunday morning
Whats the most you think I can loose, and a realistic min?
Should i drop my cal intake? Push harder?
Thanks x
Being realistic how much weight do you think I can loose by then??? Having 1600 cals a day, and going to do a min of 4 work outs a week?? Burning from 400  600 cals a workout + maybe one yoga class on a sunday morning
Whats the most you think I can loose, and a realistic min?
Should i drop my cal intake? Push harder?
Thanks x
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Find BMR. Find TDEE. Subtract BMR from TDEE. Divide by 500. That is the maximum number of pounds you can safely lose each week.0

Find BMR. Find TDEE. Subtract BMR from TDEE. Divide by 500. That is the maximum number of pounds you can safely lose each week.
My BMR is 1,413  What does TDEE mean? Where do I find that?
Thanks!0 
Find BMR. Find TDEE. Subtract BMR from TDEE. Divide by 500. That is the maximum number of pounds you can safely lose each week.
My BMR is 1,413  What does TDEE mean? Where do I find that?
Thanks!
TDEE is your Total Daily Energy Expendature. You can calculate it on this website: www.iifym.com :)0 
Find BMR. Find TDEE. Subtract BMR from TDEE. Divide by 500. That is the maximum number of pounds you can safely lose each week.
I never heard of this before. Don't know if it's accurate at all. If it is, I can maximum lose 0,8 lbs per week but MFP is projecting I lose more.0 
So, think of BMR and TDEE as the brackets of how much you can eat every day and lose weight while maintaining good health. BMR is the number of calories your body needs each day to keep your organs, such as your heart and your brain, alive. TDEE is how many calories you actually burn each day, including lifestyle and exercise calories.
If you eat fewer calories than your TDEE, you will lose weight.
If you eat fewer calories than your BMR, you will lose weight for a while, but a lot of it will come from sources other than body fat, and your metabolism will eventually slow down to stop you from cannibalizing your organs. Plus you won't feel as healthy, and why make yourself miserable when you can lose weight eating more?0 
Find BMR. Find TDEE. Subtract BMR from TDEE. Divide by 500. That is the maximum number of pounds you can safely lose each week.
My BMR is 1,413  What does TDEE mean? Where do I find that?
Thanks!
TDEE is your Total Daily Energy Expendature. You can calculate it on this website: www.iifym.com :)
Thanks for this
Just done mine  BMR is 1413  My TDEE is 2245  Total 1.664  So if I dont my maths right, I should be able to lose just over 1lbs and a half.... a week??? Not bad I suppose
Thanks!0 
Find BMR. Find TDEE. Subtract BMR from TDEE. Divide by 500. That is the maximum number of pounds you can safely lose each week.
I never heard of this before. Don't know if it's accurate at all. If it is, I can maximum lose 0,8 lbs per week but MFP is projecting I lose more.
That's because MFP sets 1200 calories as the absolute minimum, not BMR. 1200 is the absolute minimum for women on a diet recommended by the US government, just like 2000 is considered "typical" when calculating recommended daily allowances.0 
So, think of BMR and TDEE as the brackets of how much you can eat every day and lose weight while maintaining good health. BMR is the number of calories your body needs each day to keep your organs, such as your heart and your brain, alive. TDEE is how many calories you actually burn each day, including lifestyle and exercise calories.
If you eat fewer calories than your TDEE, you will lose weight.
If you eat fewer calories than your BMR, you will lose weight for a while, but a lot of it will come from sources other than body fat, and your metabolism will eventually slow down to stop you from cannibalizing your organs. Plus you won't feel as healthy, and why make yourself miserable when you can lose weight eating more?
Very interesting information  Thanks for this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : )
1.5lbs a week weight loss is steady, and not to drastic  Im quite slim anyway, and tall, 137lbs, but would def like to shift a few before my birthday.... !!0 
Find BMR. Find TDEE. Subtract BMR from TDEE. Divide by 500. That is the maximum number of pounds you can safely lose each week.
I never heard of this before. Don't know if it's accurate at all. If it is, I can maximum lose 0,8 lbs per week but MFP is projecting I lose more.
That's because MFP sets 1200 calories as the absolute minimum, not BMR. 1200 is the absolute minimum for women on a diet recommended by the US government, just like 2000 is considered "typical" when calculating recommended daily allowances.
I see. But when I calculated my TDEE for both days when I exercise and days when I don't, it only differs about 100 kcal. How is that possible? MFP recommends to have a deficit of 500/day so then I should eat 1200 on non workout days and only 1300 when I work out. I thought it seemed a bit low? 1300 is still below my BMR that's about 1425.0 
So, think of BMR and TDEE as the brackets of how much you can eat every day and lose weight while maintaining good health. BMR is the number of calories your body needs each day to keep your organs, such as your heart and your brain, alive. TDEE is how many calories you actually burn each day, including lifestyle and exercise calories.
If you eat fewer calories than your TDEE, you will lose weight.
If you eat fewer calories than your BMR, you will lose weight for a while, but a lot of it will come from sources other than body fat, and your metabolism will eventually slow down to stop you from cannibalizing your organs. Plus you won't feel as healthy, and why make yourself miserable when you can lose weight eating more?
Very interesting information  Thanks for this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : )
1.5lbs a week weight loss is steady, and not to drastic  Im quite slim anyway, and tall, 137lbs, but would def like to shift a few before my birthday.... !!
I bet you'll be there in no time. Your TDEE is a lot higher than mine. Good luck!0 
Find BMR. Find TDEE. Subtract BMR from TDEE. Divide by 500. That is the maximum number of pounds you can safely lose each week.
I never heard of this before. Don't know if it's accurate at all. If it is, I can maximum lose 0,8 lbs per week but MFP is projecting I lose more.
That's because MFP sets 1200 calories as the absolute minimum, not BMR. 1200 is the absolute minimum for women on a diet recommended by the US government, just like 2000 is considered "typical" when calculating recommended daily allowances.
I see. But when I calculated my TDEE for both days when I exercise and days when I don't, it only differs about 100 kcal. How is that possible? MFP recommends to have a deficit of 500/day so then I should eat 1200 on non workout days and only 1300 when I work out. I thought it seemed a bit low? 1300 is still below my BMR that's about 1425.
How did you calculate your TDEE? It sounds weird that you would only be burning 100 calories when you work out.
If you only have 1015 lbs left to lose, it could be that you would be better off aiming for less than 1 lb a week.0 
Find BMR. Find TDEE. Subtract BMR from TDEE. Divide by 500. That is the maximum number of pounds you can safely lose each week.
I never heard of this before. Don't know if it's accurate at all. If it is, I can maximum lose 0,8 lbs per week but MFP is projecting I lose more.
That's because MFP sets 1200 calories as the absolute minimum, not BMR. 1200 is the absolute minimum for women on a diet recommended by the US government, just like 2000 is considered "typical" when calculating recommended daily allowances.
I see. But when I calculated my TDEE for both days when I exercise and days when I don't, it only differs about 100 kcal. How is that possible? MFP recommends to have a deficit of 500/day so then I should eat 1200 on non workout days and only 1300 when I work out. I thought it seemed a bit low? 1300 is still below my BMR that's about 1425.
How did you calculate your TDEE? It sounds weird that you would only be burning 100 calories when you work out.
If you only have 1015 lbs left to lose, it could be that you would be better off aiming for less than 1 lb a week.
Yes, it is weird since I do 50 min intense aerobics which leaves me really sweaty and exhausted.
I study from home so non workout days I don't move around a lot but I work out 5 days a week so then I added 50 min of exercise and 20 min of walking to my TDEE, which only gave me an extra 100 kcals burned. It does sound really low. When I add my exercise here on MFP in aerobics general, it gives me 387 kcals burned which is quite a difference..0 
In 5 weeks you can probably lose at least 5lbs. If you go all out, even 10 lbs. I don't believe in "safely" losing weight. Your body does not follow a formula. Formula is good to get an estimate. But that's it. Another thing is that most people OVERESTIMATE their calorie consumption. Trust me, you might be surprised how low your BMR may be. Check biolayne.com. He knows what he's talking about. Tons of myths on weight gain and weight loss.0
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