Hello fellow dieters! I'd be grateful if people could help me with the following question.
First, my key data...
I am a 49-year old man, height 5'11" (1.80m), with a medium build and a fairly sedentary lifestyle. I am on my way down in weight from 13st 10lb (192lb, 87kg) to my target of 11st 3lb (157lb, 71kg). My current weight is 12st 7 lb (175lb, 79kg), so I am halfway there!
Over the past 7 days, I have eaten 6105 calories and my weight has fallen by 4.79 lb.
I calculated the weight loss figure using exponential smoothing, so it is not significantly affected by daily fluctuations. My rate of weight loss, my calorie consumption, my exercise and lifestyle have been pretty constant for several weeks, so there has been nothing special about the past 7 days.
My question is, why is my indicated total daily energy expenditure so high?
In 7 days, energy expenditure in calories has been 6105 (food) + (4.79 * 3500) (burnt fat) = 22780. Dividing by 7 gives a daily figure of 3267 calories.
Surely that's far too high a figure, given my shape and lifestyle? I would have thought the figure should be around 1950-2200 calories, and certainly no higher than 2500 calories.
So why am I losing weight at such a high rate?
Thanks for any help with this!