I am 48, male, 5ft 9 inches tall, and weigh 225 lbs.
My daily calorie intake is approximately 2200 calories...this is a balanced diet, high in protein and fibre, not high in carbs, low in fat...I don't snack apart from fruit in the morning and some chocalate in the evenings (and that's been factored into the 2200 calories)
I have low muscle mass, and have always had a low metabolism...
As I understand it from LiveStrong - How to lose 10 lbs a month I can caculate my metabolic rate as below:
66 + (6.23 x weight in pounds):
66 + (6,23*225) = 1449.06
add 12.7 * height in inches
12.7 * 69 = 876.3
subtract 6.8 * my age (48)
- 6.8 * 48 =324.6
So this totals up to 1998.96
Then it says to multiply that by either 1.35 (for lightly active) or 1.55 for very active....
and these give either 2748 or 3098 calories needed to maintain weight...
Now, I am walking 35 miles a week in total, walking around 3.5 miles per hour...this is my only exercise as I have a shoulder injury that will take some months to fix with physio and injections
So my question is, am I lightly active or very active?
I am guessing I am something between the two, it would certainly make me feel better if I could put very active considering that I am only taking in around 2200 calories a day
Or do I need to ramp up the daily walking to 7 miles a day, around 50 miles a week before I can call myself very active and calculate my BMA as 3098?
To clarify, I am aware that I am obese/morbidly obese - trying to do something about it.