1. "How much you need to eat each day varies based on your height, weight and activity level. (Find out how many calories you should be eating each day for weight loss by using this formula: [Your weight x 12] – 500 = Your daily calorie goal.)" = contradicting sentences.
2. Where are the citations for that formula??
09/18/2012 - 10:00pm
You are correct, this formula definitely does NOT work for every person at every weight. I am a registered dietitian and this is one of the many ways to calculate how many calories a person needs. In general a women can lose weight eating between 1,200 and 1,500 calories a day and men 1,600 to 2,000 calories a day (possibly more if they are taller and/or more active). Or you can simply subtract 500 calories a day between exercise and excess calories (e.g. a can of soda = 150 calories). If you do this daily for a week you will lose 1 lb! 500 calories x 7 days = 3,500 calories which equal 1 pound of weight!
Hope this helps!
09/05/2012 - 1:32pm
Couldn't agree more Kerri-Ann; meal planning has definitely helped my wife and me. It seems there is a lot of research that suggests 5 meals a day is preferred to keep the metabolism going. What do you think? @rvafitclub
08/22/2012 - 10:37am
How does that formula help you loose weight... If a 300 lbs person followed that it would mean they eat 3100 calories a day. That is preposterous. A 400 lbs person at 4300 calories a day would be dead in no time