# A sum to work out weekly loss...

#### BlackRose

##### Gold Member
Whilst doing his Sports Science HND, My OH learned this formula to work out what your body needs to maintain your current weight. -whilst remaining stationery.

Your body weight in kilos x 3500 (the amount of calories in a lb)/ 100 (or just your kilo x 35)

So I do this wee sum -my weight = 88kg x 35 =3080
3080- 450 (approx LT calories)= 2630
2630 x 7 (weekly left out calories) = 18410
divide that by -3500 (calories in lbs) and I can guess that my loss 'should' be -

5.26 lbs

I know it never works out quite like that but it still gives me something to do and something to hope for.

#### rachelh

##### is loving the soup?!
ooh exciting lol...runs off to do it

#### rachelh

##### is loving the soup?!
except mine comes out at more than 2900 to maintain, and I actually only need about 2300 to maintain...ah well I can work it out based on that!

#### BlackRose

##### Gold Member
like I say, i dont think its exactly right -it never really works outlike that but I still enjoy doing it.

#### liberty_girl

##### Peace Love Happiness
Thanks BlackRose that is really intersting, the scary thing is if I want to maintain 57kg I only need about 1600cals a day

##### Silver Member
this lost me numbers is all french to me lol

#### BlackRose

##### Gold Member
lol - didn't mean to freak everyone out. I just thought everyone would be like and be really neurotic about trying to predict their loss.

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!! oxo

p.s. 1600 calories -misery! Fill up on 'no point' foods if I were you.

#### fragglerock64

##### Silver Member
nice little sum taken in the spirit you intend, just to check having followed the forumula is the answer what i colud be losing on a wekkly basis or have i mis understood what your on about lol!!!!

#### fragglerock64

##### Silver Member
omg my spelling is appalling need to go to bed and recharge batteries for early flight

#### BlackRose

##### Gold Member
lol -its meant to show what you could be losing (or if taken literally should be losing -IF ONLY EH?).

Now...to bed bed with you uncle travelling mat for your flight!