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Old 02-10-2005, 02:02 PM   #5
Mike Ryan
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Seth,

I actually had my BMR measured at a gym I was using a few years ago. They use a device called an indirect calorimeter that you breathe into. The company that makes it is

http://www.healthetech.com/

If this measurement is accurate, you can calculate your daily caloric requirements using their software. When I did the test, it correlated very well with the Katch-McArdle formula formula based on lean body mass. Of course, the LBM measurement has to be accurate too.

As for recording what you eat, I am right with you there. It is very easy in the beginning to miss a lot unless you write it down. I have been at this for a long time and I don't record what I eat any more. Perhaps I should get back to it. I still weigh almost everything though and am pretty confident about my intake. I will try tinkering with the number of zone blocks I eat and see where it gets me.

Thanks, Mike.
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