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.
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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.
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'...
You are not taking into account normal daily activity.
BMR is Basal Metabolic Rate, or for a comparison, if you wake up in the morning, don't roll over or anything and just sit there and blink your eyes and breathe in and out all day, that is how many calories you need to sustain yourself.
There are minor calories involved in the act of eating, digesting ...
The acute increase in Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) observed in response to strength training persists for between 24 and 38 hours, indicating that we would need to train from between 4.5 (or 9 times per fortnight) and 7 days per week in order to maintain this elevated level!
The 7% increase observed in this study—9% for men and 4% for women—was not, of ...
RMR(/BMR) is determined by various factors such as your sex, genetics and age. Even the size of your internal organs play a role in metabolic burn rate This study, in particular, found that “43% of differences between people’s metabolic rates can be explained by organ size.”
That being said, the largest determiner of your RMR is your TOTAL body mass. Fat ...
Sure there is. Benefits of exercises are not only limited to instant energy ependiture but also recovery energy consumption after exercise (which will increase your total energy expenditure). In addition, since you will gain more muscle with exercise it will also increase BMR. It is a win win sutiation :-)
Disclaimer: I am not a medically trained professional. Please consult with your doctor before making changes to your diet or exercise habits.
I would like to post an answer to my question because in the last few months I have figured out some very important mistakes I had been making. Please note that these changes worked for me but they may not be ...
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.
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.
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 ...