*Stands up* *Clears throat*
Hi, my name is Karen and I haven’t eaten any starch for 2 weeks now!!!
“Total daily energy expenditure (TDEE) refers to the metric used to calculate the total calories required to function optimally…the most common used method is to multiply by an activity factor. However, these commonly accepted multipliers seem to have little evidence to support their use and the physical activity level (PAL) seems to provide a more accurate estimation of an individuals TDEE and are more in line with the suggestions made by the IDECG and FAO/WHO/UNU” – taken from the book ‘Consistent Eating’ by Billy Craig.
Billy goes on to show a table that suggests standing work (e.g. housework, shop assistant) should be given a PAL of 1.8-1.9. So in laymens terms that means we should times our resting metabolic rate by the PAL of our choosing. I’m choosing that one (1.8-1.9) as I want to be able to get busy around the house, get it tidied up, decorated, and of course I want to complete the chicken run!! So if we times 1240 by 1.9 we get 2356 (by 1.8 = 2232), so my calories are enough (as I forgot to add my raw carrot and coconut oil snack) to hit the 1.9 level.