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Old 02-23-2009, 12:13 PM   #1
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KORR Metacheck (resting metabolic rate)

My company has a weight room and the KORR Metacheck which is supposed to determine your resting metabolic rate. KORR also sells an active metabolic rate tester, etc...

What is the word on these devices? Are they fairly accurate? Link(worksafe): http://www.korr.com/products/metacheck.htm

My Results: 28M 162 pounds: Resting Energy Expenditure: 2117 Calories. Which was explained as the amount of calories I would need to eat to maintain my current body weight if I stayed in bed all day.

Would it be wise to use this information to help determine my caloric needs?

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Old 12-29-2009, 07:46 PM   #2
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Re: KORR Metacheck (resting metabolic rate)

Old post...nobody ever answered you.

I just calculated my Resting Metabolic Rate using a couple formulas I came across in a magazine. Both formulas gave me approximately the same numbers.

Me: 50 year old female. Weight 125.

Calculations came to around 1300 calories. I was surprised, as it just seemed low, even knowing it's without adding any activity at all.

I average around 1700/1800 calories per day, and my weight stays stable.

Definitely a curious thing.
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Old 12-30-2009, 01:16 AM   #3
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Re: KORR Metacheck (resting metabolic rate)

I just paid $90 to use that machine. It put my usage about 2-300 cals lower than online calculators. For me, it was worth using. I was guessing for 2 yrs and struggling to lose weight. Lately, I was eating around 1600 cals/day which turned out to be the low end for weight loss. I'm doing strength training now, so I upped my intake to 2100/day. I think my body likes that.
Long story short, I'm glad I know so I can eat at the low end of maintenance now and build muscle/lose some fat at the same time.
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Old 12-30-2009, 10:58 AM   #4
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Re: KORR Metacheck (resting metabolic rate)

Camille, what did it say your Resting Metabolic Rate is?
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Old 12-30-2009, 07:44 PM   #5
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Re: KORR Metacheck (resting metabolic rate)

It's 1600 cals/day. They then multiplied by 1.3-1.5 to get to my daily need for maintenance. I've been eating at the lower end (2100) and think I'm seeing positive composition changes!
Yay more food!
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Old 12-30-2009, 09:23 PM   #6
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Re: KORR Metacheck (resting metabolic rate)

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It's 1600 cals/day. They then multiplied by 1.3-1.5 to get to my daily need for maintenance. I've been eating at the lower end (2100) and think I'm seeing positive composition changes!
Yay more food!
Is the 1.3-1.5 accounting for CF? I want to get my RMR tested, so definitely interested in this.

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Old 12-31-2009, 05:27 AM   #7
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Re: KORR Metacheck (resting metabolic rate)

Joe,

You can get a reasonably accurate estimate of your daily calorie requirements from these online calculators (both wfs) -

http://fnic.nal.usda.gov/interactiveDRI/

http://www.runningdeersoftware.com/p...alorie-req.htm
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Old 12-31-2009, 10:08 AM   #8
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Re: KORR Metacheck (resting metabolic rate)

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It's 1600 cals/day. They then multiplied by 1.3-1.5 to get to my daily need for maintenance. I've been eating at the lower end (2100) and think I'm seeing positive composition changes!
Yay more food!
When I multiply by 1.5, as suggested in the article I read, I get 1900 calories/day.

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Joe,

You can get a reasonably accurate estimate of your daily calorie requirements from these online calculators (both wfs) -

http://fnic.nal.usda.gov/interactiveDRI/

http://www.runningdeersoftware.com/p...alorie-req.htm
Thanks for links. I plugged in my info, and it says I need about 2200 calories/day. I think that's kind of high for me.

I thought I ate around 1800 cals/day, but maybe I eat more. I don't keep track anymore. From the calculators, looks like I should be somewhere in the 2000 cal/day range to hold my weight steady.
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Old 12-31-2009, 02:08 PM   #9
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Re: KORR Metacheck (resting metabolic rate)

The running deer is better as it gives you an idea of caloric needs but also states your BMR (which most people equate with the RMR) and looks to be fairly accurate - numbers adjust according to body fat % which is good.
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Re: KORR Metacheck (resting metabolic rate)

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The running deer is better as it gives you an idea of caloric needs but also states your BMR (which most people equate with the RMR) and looks to be fairly accurate - numbers adjust according to body fat % which is good.
I just tried that one. That puts me at about 2,000 cal/day to maintain. I think that's more accurate than the government link.

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