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Find Out How Much Calories You Need Each Day

Find Out How Much Calories You Need Each Day

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Published by Jessica Chiang
This article shows one how to calculate the suggested amount of daily calories intake based on the gender, activity level, weight, height, and age. Some pre-algebra involved but do not fret, because I also included a link to an online calculator.
This article shows one how to calculate the suggested amount of daily calories intake based on the gender, activity level, weight, height, and age. Some pre-algebra involved but do not fret, because I also included a link to an online calculator.

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HOW MUCH CALORIES YOU NEED EACH DAY?
I am sure you’ve seen this label on many food items, this is label is for people who need either2000 calories or 2500 calories a day. Ever wonder how this number is computed? I will show youhow to find out how much is a healthy dose of calories each day. From there, you can find outhow much fat, cholesterol, sodium, and total carbohydrate you should consume each day. To figure out how much calorie you should eat:
Step One - Calculate your BMR
Women:
655 + (4.3 x weight in pounds) + (4.7 x height in inches) - (4.7 x age in years)If Linda has weight of 
160
pounds, height of 
5 feet and 3 inches
, and
35
in years, then her BMR should be:655 + (4.3 x 160) + ( 4.7 x ( 5 x 12 + 3 ) ) – ( 4.7 x 35 ) = 655 + 688 + 252 – 164.5 = 1430.5 Cal
Men:
66 + (6.3 x weight in pounds) + (12.9 x height in inches) - (6.8 x age in years)If Bill also has weight of 
160
pounds, height of 
5 feet and 3 inches
, and
35
in years, then his BMR is:66 + (6.3 x 160) + (12.9 x (5 x 12 + 3) ) – ( 6.8 x 35 ) = 66 + 1008 + 812.7 – 238 =1648.7 Cal
Please note that this formula applies only to adults.
 
Step Two - Calculate Activity Number
Step two: In order to incorporate activity into your daily caloric needs, do the followingcalculation:
If you are sedentary : BMR x 20 percent
If you are lightly active: BMR x 30 percent
If you are moderately active (You exercise most days a week.): BMR x 40 percent
If you are very active (You exercise intensely on a daily basis or for prolongedperiods.): BMR x 50 percent
If you are extra active (You do hard labor or are in athletic training.): BMR x 60percentSay Linda is lightly active, so her activity number would be her BMR x 30%, which is1430.5 x 30% = 429.15 Cal.Bill is moderately active, so his activity number is his BMR X 40%, which is 659.48 Cal.Step Three – Add BMR and Activity Number to Get Daily Calories NeededLinda needs 1430.5 + 429.15 =
1859.65
Calories a dayBill needs 1648.7 + 659.48 =
2308.18
Calories a dayFOR THOSE WHO ARE NOT IN THE MOOD TO DO ALGEBRA, THEN CLICK THIS IMAGEBELOW:
 
 This is the result from this online calculator, using the info of Linda and Bill.

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