Oh wow, I've never even heard of BMR. Just looked it up - 1424.85. (I'm 137 pounds at 5' 7--I've lost 3 pounds)
So, that's the number of calories I burn without even trying, correct? So, if I'm burning (for example) 300-400 calories at the gym... how many calories would I add to that 1424 number?
I'm afraid I don't know the ratio of my macros. That sounds headache inducing, but I will begin to pay attention. (I know that most of my calories tend to come from fats and carbs. Lots of fats--but I keep them within the allowable calorie range).
Yes, I've been thinking some resistance training might be beneficial. Thanks for the tips!
Gosh, when did this get so complicated??
A little more googling led to this (http://www.shapefit.com/basal-metabolic-rate.html
)Fat loss = 12-13 calories per lb. of bodyweight
Maintenance (TDEE) = 15-16 calories per lb. of bodyweight
Weight gain = 18-19 calories per lb. of bodyweight
So, at 137, my maintenance is 2055, and 1644 would lead to fat loss (without exercise)?
According to the formula on that URL, 2207 is my "total daily energy expenditure" if I'm 'moderately active'. Cutting 500 calories would land me at 1700.
OK. 1700 is reasonable, and plenty of calories to keep me satisfied.