Lee's Goofy Couch Potato Index for Weight Control Based on the Mifflin St Jeor Equation 1990


Starting Weight

Pounds. If you don't like someone looking over your shoulder to see your weight, make this the same as Target Weight...won't change the Couch Potato Index, only the chart below.
Starting Date

Note format YYYY-MM-DD
Target Weight

Pounds. This is the weight you want get to and stay at.
Height

Inches. 5'8" = 68
Age

Years. Next year your couch potato index will be lower. Next year you got to eat less. Add a year and see.
Metabolism factor
Percent. 100% is the median. Typically ranges from 90% to 110%. This factor adjusts the Couch Potato Index for estimated metabolism. Scientists refer to this as a fudge factor. If you don't like the results, plug in a fudge factor...same as the climate scientists.
Daily Exercise Calories

Daily average calories you promise to burn in an exercise program.
Daily Calories Eaten

Daily average calories you will eat.
Couch Potato Index
1,536
Calories. Calculated daily average calories you can eat get to and maintain the target weight. If you exercise, you can eat that much more.

If you are a guy, punch Submit Male, a gal Submit Female. If you just had a sex change operation, do what makes you feel good about yourself. Sorry, girls...females must eat about 165 calories less.

Week
Date
Weight
0
Dec-31-1969
185
1
Jan-07-1970
185
2
Jan-14-1970
185
3
Jan-21-1970
185
4
Jan-28-1970
185
5
Feb-04-1970
185
6
Feb-11-1970
185
7
Feb-18-1970
185
8
Feb-25-1970
185
9
Mar-04-1970
185
10
Mar-11-1970
185
11
Mar-18-1970
185
12
Mar-25-1970
185
13
Apr-01-1970
185
14
Apr-08-1970
185
15
Apr-15-1970
185
16
Apr-22-1970
185
17
Apr-29-1970
185
18
May-06-1970
185
19
May-13-1970
185
20
May-20-1970
185
21
May-27-1970
185
22
Jun-03-1970
185
23
Jun-10-1970
185
24
Jun-17-1970
185
25
Jun-24-1970
185
26
Jul-01-1970
185
27
Jul-08-1970
185
28
Jul-15-1970
185
29
Jul-22-1970
185
30
Jul-29-1970
185
31
Aug-05-1970
185
32
Aug-12-1970
185
33
Aug-19-1970
185
34
Aug-26-1970
185
35
Sep-02-1970
185
36
Sep-09-1970
185
37
Sep-16-1970
185
38
Sep-23-1970
185
39
Sep-30-1970
184