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Weight planners recommended by Dr. Greger

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Dr. Greger mentions two "validated mathemetical models that take into account the dynamic changes when you cut calories, such as the metabolic slowdown."

They can be found here:


and here:


According to the doctor, the NIH body weight planner is more accurate, as the 'LSU model appears to overestimate the drop in physical activity, but they each have their pluses and minuses'.

Note: I have posted a thread for each of the 'weight loss boosters' and 'ingredients for a healthy weight loss program' from Dr. Greger's book 'How not to Diet' on the Nutritionfacts team (see my sparkpage to get there, look for the forum "HOW NOT TO DIET: 17 ingredients & 21 Tweaks" - or here: www.sparkpeople.com/mysp
). In the next months I'll start posting content on those threads. If there is a particular booster or 'ingredient' that you would like to learn about, let me know in your comments on this blog and I'll see if I can start with those topics, first.
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    Oh, those are helpful - I liked the second one - seeing how little changes make a difference - moving my activity up by just a couple of % is really doable - also good to see how calorie requirements fall as i get closer to my goal weight- great tools!
    15 days ago
    My vote is for the 2nd counter as well. Thanks!
    28 days ago
    I did the 2nd one also. Thanks for sharing
    28 days ago
  • SEAGLASS1215
    I, too, like the second counter better. It indicates that for me to reach my goal by my next birthday, I will need to increase my activity 43% and decrease my calories by 600 per day!
    28 days ago
    Thanks for sharing the calculators. I like the second one best. Your thread sounds interesting. I will keep an eye on that.
    28 days ago
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