Friday, February 20, 2009

:: when simple math doesn't add up ::

Jen told me about the LoseIt App on the iPhone. I downloaded it to check it out. It's really not too bad, you can make your own recipes which is kinda nice for my breakfast and snack components. Unfortunately it is just too much of a pain to keep track of my dinners because I am constantly trying new recipes and don't have the patience to weigh anything.

So here's the bottom line, in order to lose 1 lb/week, here are the numbers:
Daily Calorie Budget: 1,638
Breakfast Blend: 106 cal
Daily snacks: 211 cal
Remaining dinner calorie allowance: 1,321
This is not including exercise! If I ran for 40 mins, I would be allowed yet another 400-500 calories for the main meal. That's a balance of 1,721 cal!!! I don't think I eat anything close to 1,321 calories for my main dinner meal so by these calculations, I really should have been losing 1-2/lb a week for the last 5 weeks. I think this software fails to consider the effects of plateauing. Or... something is seriously wrong with me!

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4 comments:

Iris said...

Have you considered getting your thyroid checked out? :)

Jo said...

My TSH levels have been normal in the last two blood tests. So my doctor didn't flag anything!

italianlasagna said...

can I download the application into my MacBook?

Jo said...

No... it's for the iPhone only. But there are tons of websites out there that do the same thing!!! like www.fitday.com?
the problem is that it'll be very difficult to find Singaporean fishes on it. LIke... laksa? chicken rice? mee siam? Ok now i'm hungry.