Two days ago while discussing an article on the 3500 calorie myth published by WebMD, there was a reference to two new calorie/weight loss programs. Yesterday I introduced you the the Pennington Weight Loss Predictor. Today, I will introduce you, and myself, to the Body Weight Planner on the NIH/NIDDKD website: National Institute of Health/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. NIH is part of the United States Department of Health & Human Services. You gotta admit, organizations of the US Government have extremely catchy and zippy names!
Body Weight Planner
The Body Weight Planner allows users to make personalized calorie and physical activity plans
to reach a goal weight within a specific time period and to maintain it afterwards.
I was curious what information would be output if I entered the same information as I did for
Pennington Weight Loss Predictor. That was precisely what I did. I entered 218 lbs, male, age
58, 6'1". Unlike the the Pennington Predictor, this website asks one to put a value on their
physical activity. I entered virtually VERY LIGHT for my actual work as a salesman. I entered
VERY ACTIVE to describe my physical activity at leisure time. (defined as strenuous activities
several times a week)
Describe your physical activity at work or school:
ESTIMATE YOUR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY LEVEL
Unlike the Pennington Weight Loss Predictor... I chose that I wanted to reach my goal weight of
200 lbs in six months.
Your Exercise Diary for:
total calories consumed 2612 calories
total calories burned (92 minutes elliptical) 2103 calories
total net calories 509 calories
fitbit day 12611620 steps