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
2,536
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
295
1
Jan-07-1970
294
2
Jan-14-1970
292
3
Jan-21-1970
291
4
Jan-28-1970
290
5
Feb-04-1970
288
6
Feb-11-1970
287
7
Feb-18-1970
286
8
Feb-25-1970
284
9
Mar-04-1970
283
10
Mar-11-1970
282
11
Mar-18-1970
281
12
Mar-25-1970
280
13
Apr-01-1970
278
14
Apr-08-1970
277
15
Apr-15-1970
276
16
Apr-22-1970
275
17
Apr-29-1970
274
18
May-06-1970
273
19
May-13-1970
271
20
May-20-1970
270
21
May-27-1970
269
22
Jun-03-1970
268
23
Jun-10-1970
267
24
Jun-17-1970
266
25
Jun-24-1970
265
26
Jul-01-1970
264
27
Jul-08-1970
263
28
Jul-15-1970
262
29
Jul-22-1970
261
30
Jul-29-1970
260
31
Aug-05-1970
259
32
Aug-12-1970
258
33
Aug-19-1970
257
34
Aug-26-1970
256
35
Sep-02-1970
255
36
Sep-09-1970
254
37
Sep-16-1970
253
38
Sep-23-1970
252
39
Sep-30-1970
251