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    What is my real activity level?

    I'm sitting down most of the day, BUT I exercise pretty much every day. Three times a week it's interval training on the treadmill followed by a brisk walk (one hour total), and the other three times a week is about one hour of strength training (and I make sure I use weights heavy and intensity levels high enough so that I can only finish the last rep, with good form).

    So will it be safe to say that my activity level is 'moderate'? Most calorie calculators I've seen tie in your day-to-day routine with exercise (aka, a desk job = little to no exercise), which may not always be the case.

    I'm using a Total Energy Expenditure calculator to help determine my appropriate calorie intake (because you can input your levels sitting, sleeping, and exercise, etc separately) but I'm still a bit unsure. If the calculators are accurate, my calorie intake should be 1500-1700, but I'm sticking to 1400 to be on the safe side.

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    Re: What is my real activity level?

    The missing information before sensible advice can be given is your age.

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    Re: What is my real activity level?

    Age: 16
    Height: 5 foot 4
    Weight: 122 pounds
    Body fat %: 25

    GOAL: 21% body fat, 118 pounds.
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    Re: What is my real activity level?

    Quote Originally Posted by MilkMoon View Post
    Age: 16
    Height: 5 foot 4
    Weight: 122 pounds
    Body fat %: 25

    GOAL: 21% body fat, 118 pounds.
    Ah.

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    Re: What is my real activity level?

    My advice,
    You're 16?
    Worry about this kind of stuff when you are 30. You'll have plenty of time to get in shape before you get old.
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    Re: What is my real activity level?

    We're only talking about four pounds... reduce your caloric intake to 1200 for a couple of weeks.

    I was very active when I was 16, I can't believe you need to worry about that aspect of it.

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    Re: What is my real activity level?

    Walk a mile in the morning and a mile in the evening.
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    Re: What is my real activity level?

    Quote Originally Posted by SnoozeAgain View Post
    We're only talking about four pounds... reduce your caloric intake to 1200 for a couple of weeks.
    I'm trying to tone up. Reducing my calorie intake to 1200 will result in the loss of muscle mass, which I'm trying to build. Plus, having an intake that low only means that I'll gain the weight back later when I bump up my calories to a normal level.

    I thought people on here would know about this kind of stuff.
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    Re: What is my real activity level?

    Quote Originally Posted by MilkMoon View Post
    I'm trying to tone up. Reducing my calorie intake to 1200 will result in the loss of muscle mass, which I'm trying to build. Plus, having an intake that low only means that I'll gain the weight back later when I bump up my calories to a normal level.

    I thought people on here would know about this kind of stuff.
    What makes you think we are so expert ? Seems like you're doing very well yourself. We are all middle aged wrinklies here, some more than others. Been a very long time since I was toned
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    Re: What is my real activity level?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MilkMoon View Post
    I thought people on here would know about this kind of stuff.
    Seriously, don't just walk past it. Do you also post as This MilkMoon or not?

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