Trying to lose weight?

I'm a 15 year old male, 5 foot 9, 202 pounds and a 37 inch waist. According to a calculator, my Basic Metabolic Rate is 2100 calories and I'm on a 1600-1700 calorie diet. I heard that it's dangerous to eat under your BMR. Is this true? I'm trying to get to 165 pounds.

3 Answers

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
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    I've always been told that it's fine to go below it as long as you do not cut your calories by any more than 800.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Online BRM calculators are extremely approximate. If you are fat and want to lose weight, go on a 500 calorie deficit.

  • 9 years ago

    No, it's not true, that's how you lose weight.

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