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elisheva 02-08-2014 12:24 AM

Daily Average Below BMR
 
I have a question on daily average/BMR.

If I do as the JUDDD calculator says, my calories are 1999/440.

If I do 3 DDs per week, my daily average comes out to 1,330 calories/day, which is 200 below my BMR.

Wouldn't that eventually slow metabolism, or is the constant up/down what keeps metabolism up?

Thanks!

Elisheva

Sirtain 02-08-2014 06:44 AM

Yes, you are right.

Having the average and the Down Days be BELOW what you require, encourages your body to use your fat stores for energy.

But having regular days that are OVER what you require, keeps your body from adjusting your metabolism. It thinks any 'shortage' is a temporary thing, so it is willing to pull from storage.

Carly 02-08-2014 07:50 AM

Yup- the UD signals the body that the famine is over so no need to worry.

Librarygirl 02-08-2014 07:54 AM

I think if you eat at your resting BMR, that is the amount of calories you need to maintain your current weight. If you are trying to lose weight, which most of us are, then you will need to eat less than your BMR. If you are JUDDDing purely for the health benefits of fasting, you can eat up to maintenance levels. :)

KeirasMom 02-08-2014 08:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sirtain (Post 16791906)
Yes, you are right.

Having the average and the Down Days be BELOW what you require, encourages your body to use your fat stores for energy.

But having regular days that are OVER what you require, keeps your body from adjusting your metabolism. It thinks any 'shortage' is a temporary thing, so it is willing to pull from storage.

^^^This Exactly!^^^

elisheva 02-08-2014 09:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Librarygirl (Post 16791971)
I think if you eat at your resting BMR, that is the amount of calories you need to maintain your current weight. If you are trying to lose weight, which most of us are, then you will need to eat less than your BMR. If you are JUDDDing purely for the health benefits of fasting, you can eat up to maintenance levels. :)

If I am remembering correctly, BMR is what your body requires if you were in a coma. It keeps all systems running smoothly. TDEE is the energy burned in a regular day (i.e. not in a coma). You would eat below TDEE to lose weight but at TDEE to maintain.

elisheva 02-08-2014 09:46 AM

I appreciate the replies.

Thanks for setting a newbie's mind at ease!

Librarygirl 02-08-2014 09:46 AM

Follow Sirtain's advice then. :D I got the two confused (TDEE and BMR). ;)

elisheva 02-08-2014 09:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Librarygirl (Post 16792093)
Follow Sirtain's advice then. :D I got the two confused (TDEE and BMR). ;)

No worries :)


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