At least that's what online nutrition sites tell me. I feel that this is hilariously inaccurate. I signed up for DailyBurn today to start tracking my food intake again. I tracked my calories about a year ago when I first started my weight loss, and somehow over time I simply stopped... I suspect my daily diet has increased in size above 2000 calories again so I'm trying to reanalyze things and figure out why I've plateaued at 99lbs.
Anyway, these sites... I input my health and activity levels, and they all give me insane numbers. I burn 5000-6000 calories a day without exercising. If I eat 4500 calories a day, I should be around 200 pounds within a year. I only need to exercise 2 hours a week. Etc.
Why do these sites give such ridiculous numbers? Is there just a lack of information about people who are severely overweight that the formulas are off the charts? Anyone have any similar experiences?