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How Many Calories Do You Need In A Day?

Aug 3, 2008
You could be suffering from the second most common "preventable" disease and you still might not consider it - obesity. But the good news is, it's preventable. It's nice to know that more people are now starting to be more conscious with their diets and their need to get help to lose weight.

They are now more proactive in finding solutions to their growing waistlines and looking for ways to prevent one of the greatest cause of sickness and death, obesity. If you are on your quest of losing weight learning how to count calories, your intake and expenditure through out the day would be a great way to start it.

Basically we all need approximately one calorie each minute, simply to keep living. Even while we are sleeping we burn up an average of 500 calories throughout the night. Men and women need around 1000 to 1500 calories every day to keep up with their daily routines.

How Do We Burn Calories Every Day?

Usual daily activities: sitting at rest=20 calories per hour; standing=25; thinking=10; dressing=35; when you do light housework=70-150; leasurely walking around the neighborhood=100-125; and when you do vigorous exercises you can lose up to 500 calories.

It is hard to find out the exact calories you need each day because there are many factors you will need to consider like your body frame, family genes, your basic metabolic rate and even your present emotional state.

To find out an approximate amount of calories you should eat, you will need to use what most dieticians and fitness instructors use: Compute your present bodyweight and multiply it by 13.

So you'll need to go on a 2000 calorie a day diet to create a caloric deficit and make your body look for other means to get energy which is from your stored fat. Following low calorie diets is not that simple because to make it effective, you will need to follow some guidelines and additional measures to maximize fat loss instead of just wasting muscle.
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