This calculation is a massive over simplification and could lead some people to restrict calories to an unhealthy level. I am a 5'3" woman with a BMI of 22 and a body fat percentage around 19%. Your formula would have me eating under 1000 calories a day if I wanted to shed a few pounds. That is below my BMR. It would be very unhealthy for me to restrict calories like that. PLEASE don't post formulas like this without explaining their limitations.
01/03/2012 - 1:12pm
Should someone use their current weight or goal weight? Is this the number of calories to eat to lose weight? If so, at what rate should one expect to lose weight? Is there a minimum number of calories below which you should not go? If using current weight, how often should we recalculate to continue losing weight?
01/03/2012 - 1:03pm
Is this simply the calculation for women? Doesn't age matter?