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
1,822
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
194
1
Jan-07-1970
192
2
Jan-14-1970
190
3
Jan-21-1970
188
4
Jan-28-1970
186
5
Feb-04-1970
184
6
Feb-11-1970
182
7
Feb-18-1970
181
8
Feb-25-1970
179
9
Mar-04-1970
177
10
Mar-11-1970
175
11
Mar-18-1970
173
12
Mar-25-1970
171
13
Apr-01-1970
170
14
Apr-08-1970
168
15
Apr-15-1970
166
16
Apr-22-1970
165
17
Apr-29-1970
163
18
May-06-1970
161
19
May-13-1970
160
20
May-20-1970
158
21
May-27-1970
156
22
Jun-03-1970
155
23
Jun-10-1970
153
24
Jun-17-1970
152
25
Jun-24-1970
150
26
Jul-01-1970
149
27
Jul-08-1970
147
28
Jul-15-1970
146
29
Jul-22-1970
144
30
Jul-29-1970
143
31
Aug-05-1970
141
32
Aug-12-1970
140
33
Aug-19-1970
139
34
Aug-26-1970
137
35
Sep-02-1970
136
36
Sep-09-1970
134
37
Sep-16-1970
133
38
Sep-23-1970
132
39
Sep-30-1970
130