I've been working out how many calories my Mum can have to lose weight.
She has rheumatoid arthritis so atm cannot do exercise that aggravates her joints. She could do aqua aerobics but she doesn't drive & would rely on Dad to take her.
These are Mums details
I put her in as Sedentary - Inactive.
When I enter in all these details, the Daily Energy Needs calculator comes up that she burns 2000 calories/day.
For Mum to have a deficit of 1300 calories to lose weight, that means she will only be able consume 700 calories/day. I don't think ANYONE could have the will power to do that!!
Am I calculating wrong? Obviously if Mum exercises, she will be able to consume more calories but exercise is difficult atm.
I just talked to Mum & she would be able to do half an hour on the rowing machine. She could possibly do this twice/day. She also said she could do leg lifts on the bed & sit-ups. But I don't know how many calories the leg lifts & sit-ups would burn. What category would I put those under? Doing half an hour of rowing machine would burn 405 calories so there's an extra 405 calories she could consume & still keep her in the 1300 deficit.
I think I'm answering my own question!!! Ha ha ha ha!!
To maintain current weight: 2000 calories
Minus: 1300 calories=
Energy Goal: 700 calories
+Rowing 1/2 hour 405 calories=
1105calories may be consumed/day
What are your thoughts on this? Any suggestions? Can anyone help me to work out the calories burnt for leg lifts & sit-ups?
I really appreciate your help on this.