Okay -- I'm having a hard time trying to determine my daily calories burned. I am a secretary and some days I'm glued to my chair; other days I'm up/down in my chair, running here and there.
What is the average calories burned by just living, breathing, etc.?
I'm pretty average ( I think )
5'4" 125# 42 years old
The burn meter on this site is kind of vague. Like I said, I couldn't determine which category I fell into. So, do you think it would be safe to say that I would burn about 1700 just by doing your normal daily activities like laundry, dishes, driving, etc --? And then anything extra like walks and gym work outs add to that?
It will depend on your height and weight. Try this site for your BMR and RMR:
I think 1700 sounds a little high. Your life sounds a lot like mine although I'm a little taller, older and ~10 heavier. At any rate, cc said I was burning 1800 choosing 'light activity'. I've now established that I'll gain weight at 1800. My newest fav. calculator is http://www.phord.com/cc/. I do think gi-jane is right about adding the intentional exercise and eating around 1400 to loose.
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