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BMI - According to the CDC's BMI Calculator for Teens your daughter's BMI (body mass index) is 39.2 placing her above the 98th percentile and indicates she is obese. It says: This teen is obese and is likely to have health-related problems because of weight and should be seen by a healthcare provider for further assessment. The best answer to your ...

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Check out this runner's world article. The main subject is whether you burn the same number of calories walking versus running the same distance, but there is also a discussion about total calories burned (TCB) during an activity versus net calories burned (NCB). In general, people talk about TCB because it's a higher number so it seems like you did more ...

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Consider an example, a person X who's weight is say :90 kg. Then consider another person Y who's weight is also :90 kg. Both have same weight, BUT, X has more lean mass than Y. What does that mean? it means your bodyweight is a sum of different factors: Your body fat mass (fat percentage) Your body muscle(lean) mass (muscle percentage) Your body water ...

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If you take a look at A Biometric Study of Human Basal Metabolism, where Harris and Benedict introduced their formula, you will see one important sentence: These equations have been tabulated for values of weight from 25.0 to 124.9kgm. [sic], for stature from 151cm to 200cm., and for age from 21 to 70 years, so that the most probable basal metabolism of ...

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It means the equation isn't perfect, but just an estimation. You happen to have found one case where it fails quite a bit. Of course, it doesn't help that you didn't describe an actual human being (the shortest verified person is 54.6cm, that is 21.5 inches). I don't feel like doing the path, but I'm sure the formula provide reasonable estimations for ...

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Those lists typically calculate total calories expended during the activity. Those lists are better used as a guide for what types of activities you should be doing, but for any detailed daily tracking, you would need individual monitoring tools. By the same token, using the calorie listing from a package of food only tells you what an average item offers ...

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Your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) is a measure of how much your body burns at rest. Another way to think of it is your base metabolic rate. A note of caution about the BMR calculators: they will only give you an average estimate. It's OK to use if you are sedentary with average muscle mass, but if you have been inactive for a long time and have a protein ...

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Gross Calorie Burn includes both how many calories you burn being alive AND how many extra calories above that you burned doing an activity. Net Calorie Burn is the number of calories burned above the amount you need to stay alive. Use Net Calorie Burned to figure out your progress in a calorie count situation like weight loss.

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You're forgetting something VERY important here. As an example, consider this, if someone starts to workout their arms using 20lbs dumbbells (with no previous experience), they will eventually get stronger and the 20lbs will be easier than they were before right? So, now what if that person kept lifting 20lbs even after they got stronger? Do you think they'...

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There are dozens of regression equations around, that have been created over the years from studies of various different demographics, simply have a play / choose one that seems suitable e.g.

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The Katch-McArdle Formula (Resting Daily Energy Expenditure): P = 370 + (21.6 * LBM) Where LBM is your lean body mass, and LBM = BM * (1-BF) where BF is your bodyfat ratio. Although both the BMR and the BF values you get from your scale are very imprecise. BMR is probably calculated using something like harris and benedict formula.

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BMR is basically an average over the day, and there isn't a whole lot of difference between waking and laying on a couch than sleeping. You're basically still just sitting there moving air in and out. Any differences between the two are minimal. The average sleep figure for calories burned is around 80 per hour, which may vary from individual to individual. ...

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If you can't lower your calorie intake, maybe you should try increasing your workouts a little bit. Personally, I find 0.5 kg/week already very taxing on my body, especially when I do it several months, as I'm doing right now. In my experience, 0.5 kg/2 weeks is much more doable, while 2 kg/month is easy. But then, I run more than 60 km per week, requiring ...

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Indeed. Despite it's widespread use, the formula is clearly not extensive. Try running the relevant calculations against the equations for male/female using a 2 year old weighing 27 lbs and 36 inches in height and you'll find female have higher BMR! If you consider the physical difference between male and female at toddler age is pretty minimal the I ...

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You are confusing the formulae a bit. The 1.2 is from the Harris Benedict equation IIRC, which already takes into account your activity level. If you are mostly sedentary, then you will multiply by 1.2, to get a daily need of 2640 calories. At 5'10" and 240, unless you are a seriously competitive bodybuilder, you are probably in the obese to morbidly obese ...

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