I’ve been seeing a personal trainer to lose weight for a month now. He originally set me for 2000 calories on workout days and 1800 for non-workout days. Keep in mind I don’t ever it 2000 calories. It’s more like 1700 at the most. I used the same calculator he used to calculate these numbers, but it doesn’t take in to consideration of the activity level. It just says, “Fat loss”. I started watching my sodium and sugars and macros, but only lost less than 1 pound, which I’m pretty sure was water weight and not actual fat. Now I’m starting to think something is up with this calorie calculation. I tried a different calorie calculator and it said I need 1649 calories to lose fat at a rate of 1 pound per week. This calculator does calculate the activity level and gives you different formula methods to try which are close to each other in the result. This calculator said I need 2061 calories for maintenance. WTF! Am I jumping the gun on this or is my calorie calculation actually screwed up?
Here’s my personal info:
Weight: 201 lbs
Height: 5’ 10"
Age: 30 (31 in September)
Activity: 3 hours per week minimum of cardio and resistance training, 5 hours per week maximum. I work at home so not much activity there.
Goal: Lose fat (approx. 30-40 pounds).