Today I want to learn about the Pennington Weight Loss Predictor which was mentioned in the 3500 Calorie Myth article from WebMD that I referenced in yesterday's blog post. The first step on this journey of discovery is to find out what is Pennington. Here is their 'About Us' information from their webpage.
LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center puts science to work for a healthier Louisiana. A world research leader right here in Louisiana, our mission is to discover the triggers of chronic diseases through innovative research that improves human health across the lifespan. At the forefront of medical discovery as it relates to understanding the causes of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer and dementia, Pennington Biomedical is a campus of Louisiana State University and conducts basic, clinical and population research. The research enterprise at the center includes approximately 70 faculty and more than 15 post-doctoral fellows who comprise a network of 40 laboratories supported by lab technicians, nurses, dietitians and support personnel, and 13 highly specialized core service facilities. The center’s 450 employees perform research activities in state-of-the-art facilities on the 222-acre campus located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana..
The Pennington Weight Loss Predictor applet can be found on the Pennington website. One enters their gender, age, height, weight and the number of calories to be subtracted from one's diet.
I entered male, 58, 218lbs, and 73inches and 500 calorie reduction.
I punched in my gender, age, weight and height with a 600 calorie daily reductions and the Predictor indicates that I would finally dip below 200 lbs in one year.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (taken directly from the Pennington site)
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|another successful 92 minute workout on the elliptical machine|
Your Food Diary For:
|Malt O Meal - Honey Nut Scooters||600||120||8||15||1,050||45|
|L U N C H|
|Generic - Teriyaki Salmon Steaks, 6 oz||270||3||8||47||365||5|
|Generic - Grilled Brussel Sprouts||65||13||3||6||23||0|
|Generic - Southwest Roasted Corn||160||17||9||3||260||3|
|D I N N E R|
|Trader Joe's - Pumpkin Soup||200||36||5||2||940||20|
|Brad's Raw Crunchy Kale - Nacho||330||30||23||13||350||5|
|Akmak - Cracker, 20 cracker||440||80||8||20||560||0|
|S N A C K S|
|Malt O Meal - Honey Nut Scooters||480||96||6||12||840||36|
|WHOLE FOODS YOGURT PRETZELS||380||56||0||4||360||38|
|Your Daily Goal||4,056||507||135||203||2,300||152|
|*You've earned 2,126 extra calories from exercise today|
Your Exercise Diary for:
|STAR TRAC ELLIPTICAL||92||2,173|
|MFP iOS calorie adjustment||N/A||-47|
|Daily Total / Goal||93 / 30||2,126 / 590|
|Weekly Total / Goal||354 / 210||6,865 / 4,130|