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Springfield1970Springfield1970 Member Posts: 1,945 Member Member Posts: 1,945 Member
Hi

This is my first post!

I am trying to find out the best way to calculate my very varied TDEE (I train between 0 and 10 hours per week). I prefer working day to day and fuelling as necessary.

I just wanted to know if you think this calculator is accurate for you.

http://www.health-calc.com/diet/energy-expenditure-advanced

It seems to be the best one out there so far.

Thanks in advance!

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  • sijomialsijomial Member Posts: 16,956 Member Member Posts: 16,956 Member
    Tried the calculator - it was miles off, over by about 500 cals.

    IMO the best way is to work out your actual TDEE is from your results and not from calculators.

    Knowing your TDEE isn't really that useful though if you are eating back exercise calories on a daily basis. I'm a cyclist as well so although I'm exercising most days (alternate days strength and cardio) and my weekly burn is fairly consistent around 5,500 it varies enormously from day to day.
  • TavistockToadTavistockToad Member Posts: 35,819 Member Member Posts: 35,819 Member
    Hi

    This is my first post!

    I am trying to find out the best way to calculate my very varied TDEE (I train between 0 and 10 hours per week). I prefer working day to day and fuelling as necessary.

    I just wanted to know if you think this calculator is accurate for you.

    http://www.health-calc.com/diet/energy-expenditure-advanced

    It seems to be the best one out there so far.

    Thanks in advance!

    if your training varies that much, use MFP, then you can just eat back exercise cals on the days you work out.
  • RubyRunner14RubyRunner14 Member Posts: 148 Member Member Posts: 148 Member
    I found that calc from off of GoKaleo and I like it. When I do running I have a hard time deciding between moderate and light exercise because of my heart rate, but overall t has worked for me.
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