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Less fitness for longer and healthier life

Personally I would look at the leading causes of death in (my case) the United States: Heart disease: 596,577 Cancer: 576,691 Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 142,943 Stroke (cerebrovascular ...
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Why does every calorie tracking app give a different target calorie count for the same goals?

Because they're all based off vaguely defined math formulas which were created by various scientists that used questionable methodologies in an attempt to make a generic consensus on what people need ...
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Is there any truth in the fat converting to muscle belief?

doesn't it mean the body is using up the fat, while it uses the nutrients in a new healthier diet to build the muscle? Yes, pretty much, except that you can't specifically say that the energy used to ...
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Calorie intake vs. Number of meals a day

The frequency of your intake of food doesn't matter. It's a myth suggestions that your metabolism is heightened and keeps your body "burning calories". Actually the levels rise depending on the ...
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Are all extra calories stored as fat or is there a limit?

It's a tough answer, and it's based around your endocrine system. Your body releases insulin to direct fat cells to increase their storage. If you do not have an endocrine disorder (such as diabetes)...
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Is it healthy/unhealthy to consume too few calories so long as you're not starving yourself?

If you suppress your calories enough you can enter a "starvation mode", although there are a couple of points I'd make: From the research, it takes a long time to see long lasting impacts from ...
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What macros ratio should I follow?

Honestly a lot of this is down to the individual (e.g. You) General recommendations tend to lean towards a protein intake of around 0.8 - 1g per lbs of body weight, so if we say you weight 178lbs, ...
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What macros ratio should I follow?

There's a lot of "right" macro values. If anything it's a testament to the flexibility of the human body and what it can handle nutritionally. I'm going to base this discussion around the assumption ...
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Why does every calorie tracking app give a different target calorie count for the same goals?

I'm a personal trainer who has had a lot of clients use these apps, though not as much these days, so I could be a little out of date. By far, the issue I, or my clients, ran into is all hell would ...
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A 2900-3200 Calories/Day Plan for Weight Loss?

First and foremost, I'd like to remind you that fat and weight are not synonymous, but they are related. It is possible to gain weight and lose fat, but it is also difficult. I'm missing critical ...
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Weight loss does not seem to follow my calculations

Food packaging is based on averages it is more or less right sometimes you'll get more calories, sometimes less. Most of your calories are spent on maintaining your body's functions. (About 3/4 in ...
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Am I estimating my caloric intake correctly for a healthy diet plan?

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 ...
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Losing weight - is my plan realistic?

Losing almost 30% of your bodyweight in 6 months is an extremely fast rate of weight loss. Common rules of thumb are aiming to lose 0.5-1% of your bodyweight per week, with higher rates of weight loss ...
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My daily calorie intake

This kind of extreme weight loss program, as Larissa mentions, will have a negative impact on your body, and additionally will not be very sustainable. Based on your weight, and your description of ...
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Calorie calculation, consumption and side effects of minimum intake

I think that having at least calculated a few of your baseline TDEE values can be beneficial if you're overweight and have gotten your body "used" to under consuming calories based on something like ...
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Calorie calculation, consumption and side effects of minimum intake

There are plenty of formulas for calculating required calories. Some are even based on science. However, since every individual has different requirements based upon lifestyle, etc., I find that the ...
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Android Calorie Counter App for Weight Gain?

I find My Fitness Pal to have everything I need, possibly too many features for some, but most of them can just be ignored quite easily. With an extensive database of foods and the ability to scan ...
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How does 200g of toast relate to 500g of weight loss?

Your math is way off, because it's not being applied properly. First, a pound of fat contains 3500 Calories. Most healthy individuals do not eat that in a day unless they are high level athletes who ...
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Weight loss does not seem to follow my calculations

Your assumption #2 is wrong. Typical fitness trackers have an error of between 30% and 90% when estimating calorie burn, and exercise machines don't do any better.
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Basal Metabolic Rate calculation

I would classify you as moderately to very active, depending on how vigorously you are walking. However, I would caution you a bit on rigidly adhering to a specific number, at least once you get a ...
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Am I estimating my caloric intake correctly for a healthy diet plan?

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 ...
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Is this an adequate diet/exercise plan for weight loss?

Cycling is fine for exercise (if you’re not worried about building muscle), but your diet is far from being a long term solution. Given your statistics, you should be burning roughly 3200 calories a ...
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Why does every calorie tracking app give a different target calorie count for the same goals?

Whatever its internal initial formula (even if it cheats!), calorie/kilojoule tracking apps are programmed to alter slightly as they get more data about your habits and your body's response to those ...
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How do I calculate the calories and proteins intake given these parameters?

If you're trying to gain weight, I suggest you focus just on eating more. Lifting heavier weights, or the same weights for more reps, would help too. Calculating exactly how much more to eat might be ...
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How to calculate fat percentage in daily calorie intake from goal body fat percentage?

Considerable debate surrounds what proportion of the energetic macronutrients might represent the ‘ideal’, but let us assume that you are observing a high-protein diet, providing 2.0 grams of protein ...
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Choosing the correct metabolic rate

Try using this TDEE Tracker made by a friendly reddit user. I believe that it is better than any TDEE calculator because of two reasons. Activity levels are not rigidly defined You may not be ...
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Choosing the correct metabolic rate

All the information you get online IS vague. Everything you find online are ways to simply estimate an average of what you can expect based on factors like your age, sex, height, etc. If you really ...
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Discrepancy in TDEE calculations

First of all the discrepancies doesnt stem from one single factor; all of your suggestions for explanations of the discrepancie are a part of the puzzle. With that said the major source is probably ...
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Weight loss does not seem to follow my calculations

Getting Basal or Resting Metabolic Rate Measurement will explain most of it. Please go to nearby laboratory and ask for it, they will explain what to do for the test and you will have accurate number ...
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counting total calories intake more than

protein, fat, and carbs all contain a different amount of calories per gram protein = 4 carbs = 4 fat = 9 so your math is: protein : 241 * 4 = 964 carbs : 402 * 4 = 1608 fat: 71 * 9 = 639 so ...
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