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Weight Control Resources

Posted by R C on 6/25/02 at 13:03 (088417)

Hey everyone -- here are some websites with useful information related to weight control.

* A chart showing the number of calories in hundreds of food items: http://www.caloriechart.org/ It's about 30 pages printed out.

* How many calories you need in a day, based in your age, height, sex, activity level: http://www.stevenscreek.com/goodies

* Calculate your 'ideal' weight: http://www.lifeclinic.com/calculators/default.asp

* Chart of serving sizes: http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/thriftyliving/tl-serving_sizes.html

* You need a 3500 calorie deficit in order to lose 1 pound. Best to lose no more than 1.5 to 2 pounds per week -- any faster, and you risk losing muscle mass. Exercise helps counteract this.

Re: Weight Control Resources

Rick R on 6/25/02 at 17:47 (088435)

RC,

Being a math oriented type I have tried to cookbook my approach to weight loss on a few occasions. The one aspect that I don't think any aproach I have seen documented can quantify, is the effect of exercise on the metobolic rate and subsequent effect that has on weight. This is the good news. A rigorous cardiovascular program can yield results far better than an energy deficit calculation would suggest. It can be discouraging to look at the energy deficit per targeted pound calculation alone. The task tends to appear rather insurmountable which can lead to defeatism or over doing it. I have chosen the latter, leading to a lot of muscle loss. Great sites thanks for sharing them.

Rick

Re: Weight Control Resources

Rick R on 6/25/02 at 17:47 (088435)

RC,

Being a math oriented type I have tried to cookbook my approach to weight loss on a few occasions. The one aspect that I don't think any aproach I have seen documented can quantify, is the effect of exercise on the metobolic rate and subsequent effect that has on weight. This is the good news. A rigorous cardiovascular program can yield results far better than an energy deficit calculation would suggest. It can be discouraging to look at the energy deficit per targeted pound calculation alone. The task tends to appear rather insurmountable which can lead to defeatism or over doing it. I have chosen the latter, leading to a lot of muscle loss. Great sites thanks for sharing them.

Rick