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
1,802
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
Jan-01-1970
208
1
Jan-08-1970
206
2
Jan-15-1970
203
3
Jan-22-1970
201
4
Jan-29-1970
199
5
Feb-05-1970
196
6
Feb-12-1970
194
7
Feb-19-1970
192
8
Feb-26-1970
190
9
Mar-05-1970
187
10
Mar-12-1970
185
11
Mar-19-1970
183
12
Mar-26-1970
181
13
Apr-02-1970
179
14
Apr-09-1970
177
15
Apr-16-1970
175
16
Apr-23-1970
173
17
Apr-30-1970
171
18
May-07-1970
169
19
May-14-1970
167
20
May-21-1970
165
21
May-28-1970
163
22
Jun-04-1970
161
23
Jun-11-1970
159
24
Jun-18-1970
157
25
Jun-25-1970
156
26
Jul-02-1970
154
27
Jul-09-1970
152
28
Jul-16-1970
150
29
Jul-23-1970
149
30
Jul-30-1970
147
31
Aug-06-1970
145
32
Aug-13-1970
143
33
Aug-20-1970
142
34
Aug-27-1970
140
35
Sep-03-1970
138
36
Sep-10-1970
137
37
Sep-17-1970
135
38
Sep-24-1970
134
39
Oct-01-1970
132