3100 kCal: Insane?
December 1, 2011 7:08 AM Subscribe
I'm assuming that the RDI of 3100 calories from my Android App is a bit high, right? YNMD.
posted by glaucon to health & fitness (9 answers total)
Today I decided to start tracking calories better for two reasons: in the past, I've tended to go overboard or underboard (feast or famine - literally!), and I'd rather eat healthy while knowing what I eat and eat moderately.
My goal is weight loss. I am a male. I weigh about 226 lbs and I'm 5 ft, 8 inches. When I plugged in my dimensions and weight loss goal, my Android app recommended a daily intake of 3100 calories.
My question is: What is an ideal caloric intake for my size to lose weight but not leave my body in starvation mode? Is it correct to assume that 3100 calories is very high for someone who has a goal of losing 50+ lbs in the next year or so?
I think this is insane because if I'm just following the 'golden ratio' (i.e. 45% calories from carbs, 25% calories from fat and 30% calories from protein) for their 3100 calories recommendation this comes out to: 362 grams of carbs, ~90 grams of fat and 225 grams of protein. Simply put, that's a lot.