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Recalculating, need help with activity level - sheilawrites - 06-29-2017 12:16 AM

Hi all! I moved recently and am starting a new, slow search for TDEE because I think it's higher than I thought last fall. My weight has been steady at 154-156 since late February, even though my calories have ranged from 1700-2200 at various times during those 4 months.

I've been a walker for several years, but since we moved, I'm walking more - 1-2.5 hours almost every day -- about 10-12 hours/week. (We have FABULOUS walking/biking paths here!) Mostly I'm on flat or slightly rolling ground, although once or twice a week I head for the hills. I don't know whether to calculate at Moderate, Strenuous, or Very Strenuous. I walk at a reasonable clip for my height (5'3" and about 3.4 mph). I'm not currently lifting. Thoughts on activity level?

Thanks!
Sheila


RE: Recalculating, need help with activity level - Tereza Toledo - 06-29-2017 08:19 AM

Hey Sheila!

I'm happy to hear you are styled in the new place and thrilled to hear about the places to walk and explore!

You could slowly increase to where you are and see how your body reacts. As a start, go in the higher end of moderate, see how you body reacts, just like you did when you were resetting. Take your time, increase slowly and go higher. Watch what your body does. Once we reset and find a TDEE number that works with our goals, it doesn't mean it will be the same forever. Checking it and testing it here and there is always a good thing to do when our activity level and lifestyle changes.

Always keep in mind the phase you are in and your goals wink . That's what will basically dictate how much you should eat.


RE: Recalculating, need help with activity level - sheilawrites - 06-29-2017 12:45 PM

(06-29-2017 08:19 AM)Tereza Toledo Wrote:  Hey Sheila!

I'm happy to hear you are styled in the new place and thrilled to hear about the places to walk and explore!

You could slowly increase to where you are and see how your body reacts. As a start, go in the higher end of moderate, see how you body reacts, just like you did when you were resetting. Take your time, increase slowly and go higher. Watch what your body does. Once we reset and find a TDEE number that works with our goals, it doesn't mean it will be the same forever. Checking it and testing it here and there is always a good thing to do when our activity level and lifestyle changes.

Always keep in mind the phase you are in and your goals wink . That's what will basically dictate how much you should eat.

Thanks, Tereza. That's close to what I've been averaging the past few weeks and it actually seems too low to me big grin so I'm going to try half way between Moderate and Strenuous for a couple of weeks and see what happens. Trying to be more patient this time around!