January 14th, 2006

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If you are from Australia, has anyone read the 'CSIRO' Total Wellbeing diet book? My Mum recently bought it 'for the recipes'

Down to details, according to the book, the formular for calculating the amount of calories per day is (for women):
655.1 + (9.56 x weight) + (1.85 x height (in centimetres, eg 165 for 1.65m) - (4.68 x age)
Then you multiply for activity level.
1.3 is sedentary, as in at a desk and no exercise/exercise rarely
1.4 is exercise moderatly 1-3 times a week
1.55 is exercise moderately 3-5 times a week
1.725 is heavy exercise 6-7 times a week
1.9 is 'training for a marathon' type exercise

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What other calculations have people used to work out how much we 'need' or 'should' have for losing and/or maintaining weight?
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