Get Started (or Re-started)
Getting started (or re-started) on your way to attainable and sustainable fitness goal must begin with good information. You must determine your BMI and your BMR.
BMI is a number that evaluates your weight status.
Under 18.5 = underweight
18.5 - 24.9 = Healthy weight
25 - 29.9 = overweight
Over 30 = obese
BMR is your basal (base) metablolic rate; the amount of energy (calories) you use each day when you are completely relaxed and at rest and your heart rate, digestive system and all internal systems are at rest. BMR is affected by genetics, age, weight, gender, and BMI.
Once you know your BMR you will need to determine your activity level. BMR activity levels range from sedentary to active. You will choose sedentary if you sit most of the day or do typical household work every day without any brisk exercise. You will have a moderate physical activity if you are active at work more than you sit or work out at a gym for an hour each day. Your activity level is considered active if you work in a job that requires a high level of energy several hours each day; or you work out for two+ hours each day.
The chart below will tell you how many calories you will burn throughout your day based on your energy level. The chart will tell how many calories you should eat each day to maintain the weight you are at right now.
To lose 1-2 pounds each week you must create a calorie deficit of 500-1000 calories each day through eating fewer calories and exercise. LiveWellDreamBig.net offers low calorie meals and creative and sustainable fitness tips to help you reach your weight and fitness goals and to maintain them!